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Ms.  Nicole  Condra
Assistant Principal

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Assistant Principal

I am truly blessed to have been born and raised in Whitwell, TN.  It was always my dream to work at Whitwell Elementary and give back to this community; and I am doing just that!  I have dedicated my life to making a difference in the lives of children and making my community a better place.  Education is the key to a rewarding and fulfilling life.  As an educator, I am left with the challenge to keep children in school, expand their knowledge, and keep them dreaming of all they can become.  As an assistant principal, it is my duty to build bridges between schools, communities, and the families of our children.

Experience -

Whitwell Elementary School

Assistant Principal - 1 year

1st grade - 7 years

Kindergarten - 4 years

Family/Community Involvement Coordinator - 7 years

Jasper Elementary School

3rd grade - 1 year

Certifications -

  • PreK - 4th grade Early Childhood Education
  • English as a second language (K - 12th)
  • School Administration (K-12th)

 Educational Beliefs -

  • I believe that you must love a child to teach a child. 
  • I believe all children can learn.
  • I believe if you set high expectations for students that they will reach them!
  • A positive attitude and learning environment is everything.
  • Teachers and parents who work together have a greater impact on the child's mental, physical, emotional, and academic growth.
  • The home-school relationship is the crucial key to student achievement and a successful school.

Educational Accomplishments -

  • News Channel 9 Educator of the Week - 2013
  • Presenter at Tennessee Technological University (Education Classes) - 2013
  • Marion County and Whitwell Elementary School Teacher of the Year - 2008
  • Presenter at East Tennessee Title I Conference 2007 and 2011
  • Presenter at the Parent Involvement Summit - 2010
  • Presenter of Parent Workshops
  • Coordinator of Parent Nights and School functions
  • Chosen to work with Dr. Joni Samples with EdSuccess on matching TN state standards to The Parent Playbook activities for Pre-K and K-2 Parent Playbook (2007)

Leadership Roles -

  • Family and Community Involvement Coordinator 
  • Whitwell Elementary School Tennessee School Improvement Plan Chair
  • Whitwell Elementary School - SACS Chair
  • Marion County Educational Association School Teacher Representative
  • New teacher mentor
  • Coordinated School Health team
  • School Website Administrator
  • Textbook adoption committee
  • Helped develop 1st grade county assessments and standards based report card
  • Member of the Tennessee Reading Association
  • Member of Tennessee Technological University Council of IRA

Education -

 Education Specialist Degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech 2009  

       M.S. Degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech 2008


B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K - 4th) from UTC 2002

      Graduated from Whitwell High School 1996


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