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CORE: First Tennessee

Director: Julia Kirk Julia.Kirk@tn.gov

East TN State University
Lower Level Rogers - Stout Hall
Johnson City , TN 37614-1701

(423) 434-6490

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Regional News

The staff of the First TN Center of Regional Excellence are dedicated to providing support to districts that improve outcomes for students. This office is staffed with dedicated and highly qualified team members eager to deploy across the region.

Dr. Julia Kirk serves as the executive director. Kirk has nearly 10 years of teaching and administrative experience in Tennessee schools. Prior to this role, she served as the Regional Data Analyst in the First TN Center of Regional Excellence.

Kirk holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned a master's of business education degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a doctor of philosophy degree in educational psychology and research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The regional office staff also includes the following support staff:

  • Math Coordinator
  • Data Analyst
  • Academic Consultant(s) focused on reading
  • Academic Consultant focused on intervention
  • Consolidated Monitoring Consultant
  • Consolidated Fiscal Consultant
  • School Nutrition Consultant
  • Career and Technical Education Consultant
  • Administrative Secretary

Regional Resources

First Tennessee resources are available from LiveBinders.

Districts Within First Tennessee Region

Carter County - Elizabethton City - Cocke County - Newport City - Greene County - Greeneville City - Hamblen County - Hancock County - Hawkins County - Rogersville City - Johnson County - Sullivan County - Bristol City - Kingsport City - Unicoi County - Washington County - Johnson City