Principal's Corner

Mr. Whittenbarger and Mrs. Allen

Mr. Justin Whittenbarger

Pine View Elementary School Principal

349 Daysville Road
Rockwood, TN 37854

Phone: 865-354-1986

Mr. Whittenbarger brings over 20 years of experience in public education to his role as principal at Pine View Elementary.  He holds a B.S. in Secondary Education and a M.A. in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech University, and he holds an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.  He spent sixteen years as a high school ELA teacher before accepting an administrative role as assistant principal at Homestead Elementary School in 2015.  Thirteen of those 16 years in a high school ELA classroom were spent serving the students of Cumberland County.  Mr. Whittenbarger has taught at each grade level in a high school setting and also worked as an independent contractor for the Tennessee Department of Education as a Common Core Coach during 2013-2014 and again in 2015.  His role as a state contractor included traveling to various parts of Tennessee to train teachers about the new standards, strategies to improve and help students be successful, and changes in state assessments.  After two years as assistant principal at Homestead, he was named principal at Stone Elementary, where he served for four years before being named principal at Pine View Elementary.  It is worth noting that Stone Elementary was named as a Reward School after Mr. Whittenbarger’s 2nd year serving the students and staff as principal.  Mr. Whittenbarger brings past business experience into his role, and he is a past fellow of the second cohort of the highly competitive GASL (Governor’s Academy for School Leadership) program in the state of Tennessee, which was a joint collaborative between Vanderbilt University, the Governor’s office, and the Tennessee Department of Education.  In addition to being named a member of the inaugural cohort of the Tennessee Rural Principals Network, Mr. Whittenbarger also serves on the Board of Directors representing the Upper Cumberland (District 6) within the Tennessee Principals Association.

 Mr. Whittenbarger stated, “I am excited to be a part of the Pine View community, and I am completely embracing this opportunity to be a part of a true ‘community school’ – this school offers so many opportunities for the growth of students, and I am looking forward to having a role in the fostering of growth and continued success of our students at Pine View.  Let’s go, Pioneers!”

Mrs. Mary Jane Allen

Pine View Elementary School Vice-Principal

349 Daysville Road
Rockwood, TN 37854

Phone: 865-354-1986

Mrs. Allen brings over 20 years of experience in public education to her role as assistant principal at Pine View Elementary.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, and a Master of Arts degree and Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership all from Tennessee Tech University. Mrs. Allen began her teaching career at Homestead Elementary School in Cumberland County. Since then, she has been honored to have taught in both Tennessee and Ohio serving students as a Middle School Language Arts Coordinator, Lead Teacher, District-wide Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal. As a Renaissance presenter Mrs. Allen was fortunate to travel across the United States and Canada sharing critical reading, writing, and math skills with school districts. Mrs. Allen has taught various grade levels in the elementary and middle school setting as well as worked as an independent contractor for the Tennessee Department of Education. Mrs. Allen is a past fellow of SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education) program in the state of Tennessee.

 

Mrs. Allen added, “I grew up in a community school, and I am so excited to be a part of the Pine View community. Pine View provides opportunities for student excellence, and I look forward to serving the students, faculty, and community as they reach for continued success.” Let’s go, Pioneers!”