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Mrs.  Katie  Sword
Visionaries - Science
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Elementary School: Sullins Academy, Holston View

Junior High: Vance Junior High School

High School: Tennessee High School (class of 1995)

College: Presbyterian College (class of 1999), degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and a minor plus hours in Biology

Post Graduate: Walden University (completed 2008), Masters of Science Education 


1999-2000: 6th grade science teacher, H.E. McCracken Middle School, Bluffton, SC

2000-2006: 5th grade teacher, Anderson Elementary School, Bristol, TN

2006-2008: 7th grade science teacher, Vance Middle School, Bristol, TN

2008-2013: 8th grade science teacher, Vance Middle School, Bristol, TN  

2013-present: 7th grade science teacher, Vance Middle School, Bristol TN


About me:

I've been married to Mr. Parker Sword for eleven years. We both were born and raised in this area- I am from right here in Bristol, and he is from Abingdon, Virginia. We have two children. Our little boy Branch is five years old. Our daughter Ginny is two.

Outside of the classroom, I participate heavily with the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and am a member of the festival's Board of Directors. It gets very hectic come September, but it is a very rewarding volunteer position. As with teaching, it allows me to contribute directly to the community I cherish.

For the past two years, I have had a tremendously rewarding experience taking my students on the Appalachian Trail. It was a culminating activity for AT items I fit into our curriculum, and I've never had a better time as an educator. I hope this trip can become something I can do annually with all students I teach, and I'm planning on doing it all again this school year. I know it seems that May is ages away, but I'm super excited and doing it all over again.