Principal's Corner

Principal's Corner



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Principal's Bio

Principal's Corner

Welcome to Orchard Knob Elementary. I am honored to serve my 9th year as Principal. I am a native of Chattanooga, a graduate of Hamilton County Schools. I earned my B.S. Degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I later earned both my M.A. and ED.S. Degrees in Instructional Leadership and Supervision from Tennessee Technological University.

I not only serve as the leader is this amazing school, I also live within the community. I am truly vested in the success of our students and neighborhood.

I believe that parents and community partners are vital to the continued success of our students and I welcome you to join us to make Orchard Knob Elementary the best school in Hamilton County.

We also welcome your participation and support with strategies to increase student achievement, attendance, and engagement. I am looking forward to another exciting and rewarding school year. The 2019-2020 school year will be our best year with you on our team.


Mr. Thirkill

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