Robert Boyd, 80, is a professor at Pellissippi State Community College.
Top issues: improving teacher moral and improving ACT scores at Austin East High school.
Marshall Walker, 65, is a retired KCS social worker.
Top issues: Addressing teacher evaluations and giving a voice to the people of District 1.
Gloria Deathridge, 61, is a realtor and current Knox County Board of Education member.
Top issues: Continuing to work to improve student achievement, parental and community involve, early literacy, communication, teachers’ pay and professional development.
Sally Absher, 55, is a geologist and public information specialist.
Top issues: improve teacher evaluations and provide transparency and better communication of the needs of students with the community
J. Scott Clark, 50, is a flight instructor.
Lynne Fugate, 52, is a market executive for SmartBank and current chair of Knox County Schools Board of Education
Top issues: I want every child in this community to have the kind of education that prepares them to pursue their dreams. I want our school system to provide our students with an education that prepares them for the jobs of the future so that Knox County can continue to thrive and prosper.
Brad Buchanan, 40, is a senior systems architect for a local company and former teacher.
Top issues: Improve representation for teachers on the BOE, improve communication between the BOE and the community
Terry Hill, 63, retired Knox County Schools social worker and Lead Consultant.
Top issues: be a good steward of county tax dollars and generate more revenue that goes to the classroom, addressing middle school concern in District 6, restoring a health school climate.
Sandra Rowcliffe, 50, president of Knox County Council PTA.
Top issues: expand investments in technology, a middle school solution in District 6, restoring the relationship and trust between education stakeholders
Tamara Shepherd, 55, former accountant and community member.
Top issues: Repair teacher evaluation mode and retain local control for schools
Patti Lou Bounds is a kindergarten teacher at Brickey-McCloud Elementary.
Top Issues: act as a voice for students, school employees and parents in District 7
Pam Trainor, 51, is a business owner and current Knox County Board of Education member.
Top issues: continue to improve technology across the district, continue to improve involvement and engagement of parents and the community
Amber Rountree, 32, is a librarian at Halls Elementary School.
Top issues: put students first, encourage parental involvement, treat teachers as professionals, and make sound financial decisions.