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Dear Carter’s Valley Elementary Students, Families and Community Members,




 My name is Denise McKee and I am the Principal at Carter’s Valley Elementary.  I am very excited to be at Carter’s Valley Elementary and look forward to meeting our students, parents and stakeholders.  I am originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Temple University. This is my 20th year in education. I taught High School for 12 years, and then moved into administration. I had the privilege of serving as an Assistant Principal in Hawkins County for 6 years prior to becoming the Principal at Carter’s Valley Elementary.  I am a lifelong learner and have a deep commitment to education.


This is a very exciting time of year for you and your child. CVES faculty and staff are excited to begin this school year working collaboratively with the students, parents and community. It has been a very busy summer for our school’s faculty and staff as they have been working hard to prepare for the arrival of their new students. As you know it takes everyone partnering together to ensure the best education for each child. Attendance is a key factor to your child’s learning. We want your child to be at school every day so they can take advantage of the great education they will be receiving.


I am excited about this coming school year and look forward to being a part of your child’s personalized, innovative and high quality learning here at CVES. Carter’s Valley Elementary has high academic expectations and a supportive and caring culture.


 On behalf of the faculty and staff at CVES, we appreciate the positive relationships we have with our parents and look forward to your involvement and support for this school year. I encourage you to be an active participant in your child’s education.








Denise McKee





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