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Walters State Proudly Announces Recognition of the Mid-East TN P-16 Regional Council for Excellence in Education as the First Regional P-16 Council in Tennessee . What is P-16?.

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Walters State Proudly Announces Recognition of the Mid-East TN P-16 Regional Council for Excellence in Education as the First Regional P-16 Council in Tennessee
what is p 16
What is P-16?
  • A comprehensive and integrated system that links all education levels from preschool (P) through the senior year of college (16)
  • A powerful framework to improve teaching and learning and better prepare students for life
mid east tn p 16 regional council for excellence in education










Mid-East TN P-16 Regional Council for Excellence in Education
  • Is comprised of local education, business and community leaders who represent key stakeholders in education in the ten counties in Walters State’s service area
membership consist of representatives from
Membership Consist of Representatives From:
  • Public and Private Colleges and Universities
  • Teacher/Faculty Associations
  • Local Education Foundation
  • Local advocacy Organizations
  • Business and Industry Representatives
  • Parent Organizations
  • Minority Advocates
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Labor and Workforce Development Organizations
  • Early Childhood Advocates
Mid East Regional P-16 Council for Excellence in Education’s Goals
  • Increase public awareness of the link between an educated citizenry and a healthy economy
  • Strengthen connections and smooth transitions between Pre-k-12 and higher education to improve student learning at all levels
  • Promote access to competent, caring and qualified teachers in grades P-16
mission statement
Mission Statement
  • The Mid-East TN P-16 Council for Excellence in Education will bring together stakeholders from the 10 county area to create a common voice of collaboration that will seek ways to improve student learning and achievement emphasizing the link between educated citizens and a healthy economy, strong connections and smooth transitions from pre K-12 through higher education and access to highly qualified teachers.
Improve student learning at all levels and strengthen the connections between PreK-12 and higher education
  • Freshman Experience courses taught in area high schools each fall semester
  • Tech Prep articulation
  • In 2002, there were over 500 scholarships awarded from the college and Walters State Foundation
Office of Placement Services plans and implements a Career and Job Fair in November each year
  • GEAR UP grant in Cocke County that is providing motivation to attend college starting in the 7th grade
  • Annual participation in Read Across America with Hillcrest, West and Lincoln Elementary schools
WSCC hosts and/or provides judges for the Business Professional of America contests, Creative Writing Competition sciences fairs, and sciences lab demonstrations
Field trips to The Miracle Worker along with curriculum enhancements
  • Faculty reading at Russellville Elementary School and spring field trips to WSCC, with time in the Writing Lab
The Library conducted an in-service program for Hamblen County school librarians in August 2002 on the topic “Evaluating Academic Library Databases.”
  • Math Division conducted workshops on ACT test for junior and seniors in Sevier County
ensure that all students have access to competent caring and qualified teachers
Ensure that all students have access to competent, caring and qualified teachers
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse in Math & Science – providing resources and access to K-12 teachers

Francena Cummings is Director of the Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics and Science

  • Teacher Training in Math - 3 separate ½ day sessions for every K-12 teacher in Math in Hamblen County
Assisting with Soldiers Memorial Middle School 21st Century Community Learning Center in Claiborne County
  • ACCLAIM – Professional Development Team in math with Soldiers Memorial Middle School
  • Analysis of T-Cap results by WSCC Math Division helped revise the K-12 math curriculum in Hamblen County
Dean of Mathematics presented workshop on need for calculators in math classrooms to the Hamblen County BOE.
  • Music workshops for K-5 teachers
  • Central testing database for elementary schools’ Accelerated Reader program
  • Assisted Alpha Intermediate in writing a grant for a playground surface
Walters State provides on average 20 joint enrollment courses throughout the 10 county region each year
Each pre-teacher education student participates in at least 15 hours of Service-Learning per semester in our 10 county region’s school systems
  • Over 300 pre-teacher education students enrolled each semester
Articulations and transfer agreements are in place with all regional four-year institutions in teacher education.
      • ETSU
      • Carson-Newman
      • Tusculum
      • LMU
      • UT
increase public awareness of the link between an educated citizenry and a healthy economy
Increase public awareness of the link between an educated citizenry and a healthy economy
  • Coordinate regional P-16 Council
  • Utilized comprehensive needs assessment from 10 county area business and industry to align technical curricula
  • Administer Workforce Investment Act programs and services for this region
Grant Partner with HC* EXCELL, Hamblen County Chamber of Commerce and the Technology Center in the SCHOOL: Public Engagement Series
Sevier County Partners in Progress Scholarship Program
  • WSCC, Greene County Schools become partners
Donation of computers to Hamblen County Schools
  • Donated graphing calculators to Grainger County
Student interns from the Early Childhood Education Program serve in local childcare facilities.
  • Provide training to personnel from all Head Start Centers
  • Host the Lakeway Area Association for Education Young Children
Nursing students assist the health department in dental health screening and developmentally appropriate education with the Greeneville City Schools
  • Public Safety faculty member serve on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for the Greeneville Technology Center
  • Public Safety Conducts School Bus Driver Training
get involved
Get Involved
  • If you are interested in being involved with P-16, please contact

Dr. Lori Campbell 423-585-2633


Dr. Mary Lou Apple 423-585-6933