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Principal Vagnier


Maryville, TN Amy Vagnier, principal at Foothills Elementary for the past  eight years, will move to the central office in 2015-16 as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.  Under Mrs. Vagnier’ s leadership, Foothills Elementary was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School and the district embarked on the first year of iREACH – a 1:1 digital conversion initiative that will be fully implemented this summer.  In addition to continuing her focus on iREACH, Vagnier will assume the responsibilities of Jan Click, who will retire in June - which include curriculum alignment, professional development, and federal projects.

 “We are anxious to have Amy focus her time on responsibilities that will serve all students and every teacher in the district” said Dr. Winstead.  “Her track record at the elementary level and her leadership that continues to drive the success of our iREACH program, are indicators of the positive impact we believe she can have on both students and teachers.  Amy is an asset we can leverage in many areas of the organization and we are looking forward to including her enthusiasm and many talents on our district team.”

Mrs. Vagnier is a graduate of Maryville College and Lincoln Memorial University – holding the degree of Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Administration and Supervision.  Her classroom teaching experience began in 1986 and continued until she was appointed Curriculum Enrichment Coordinator in 2004, followed by Technology Coordinator, Vice Principal and Principal.  During her career in education, Vagnier also worked as a private educational consultant and writing instructor.

In her professional vision statement, Mrs. Vagnier speaks of empowering students to become lifelong learners and productive, self-confident citizens in a changing world.  She goes on to state her desire to support teachers while embracing excellence through powerful and engaging learning experiences, meaningful collaboration, and respect for diversity in a caring, secure, and positive environment.  As Curriculum and Instruction Director, Amy will be in a position to pursue her vision and set higher goals that benefit the Maryville education community as a whole.  In a statement issued by Mrs. Vagnier, she said “After working on iREACH for the past year and seeing the potential and opportunity it offers, I couldn’t be more thrilled to focus my attention on these important next steps for the school district.  It will be hard to leave my school family, but the pleasure of working with all my students, their families, and my staff will sustain me for a lifetime.”

Maryville City Schools is a preK-12 public school district located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, twenty-five miles south of Knoxville, Tennessee.  With a population of just over 5,000 students, the district is known for academic excellence and programming to support opportunities in athletics, fine arts, and other pursuits aligned with college and career development. 


Released 21 April 2015.
 Issued by MCS District Communications Office:  Sharon Anglim @ 865-982-7121


Other contacts: 


·       Dr. Mike Winstead,  865-982-7121

·       Amy Vagnier, 865-984-2476