New principals for Chilhowee, Farragut Middle

Sandra ClarkEast Knox, Farragut

Chris Daniels: Chilhowee Intermediate School

Chris Daniels has been appointed principal of Chilhowee Intermediate School effective July 2023.

Daniels joined Knox County Schools in 2000 as a teacher at Carter Middle School, where he worked for 11 years. He previously was a teacher at Sevierville Middle School. He also taught at Northwest Middle School, where he was a TAP mentor, IT coach and lead teacher. He has been an assistant administrator at Northwest Middle, Beaumont Magnet Academy and West Hills Elementary. In 2021, he was named an assistant principal at Karns Elementary School, where he currently serves.

Daniels holds a bachelor’s degree in social science and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, both from the University of Tennessee, and an educational specialist degree in educational administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.

Emily Jellicorse, principal at Chilhowee Intermediate since 2019, has been appointed principal at Carter Elementary School.

Greg Adams: Farragut Middle School

Greg Adams has been appointed principal of Farragut Middle School effective July 2023.
Adams joined Knox County Schools in 2021 as an assistant principal at Bearden High School, where he currently serves. He previously worked 18 years in Michigan, where he started his career rehabilitating at-risk youth as a youth specialist. He has worked as an assistant principal and athletic director at DaVinci High School, a special education teacher for Jackson Intermediate School.
Additionally, Adams has been a program director for Western Career Prep High School and assistant principal at Jackson High School. Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in learning disabilities/special education and a master’s degree in emotional impairment, both from Michigan State University, and a certificate in educational leadership and administration from the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals.

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