Sumner County Schools

Dr. Del Phillips, Sumner County Director of Schools, is pleased to announce he has named Keith Parrack as interim principal at Gene Brown Elementary.


Mr. Parrack holds a master’s degree in educational administration from Tennessee State University.  He has served the past five years as the ELL administrator for Sumner County Schools and is excited to now have the opportunity to lead the school community at Gene Brown Elementary.


 “As the supervisor of the district ELL program, I have worked with Gene Brown Elementary for the past five years and I know the quality of the school staff and its community,” he said. “I look forward to working with all of them to support our students and our community.”


Dr. Phillips said Mr. Parrack has done superior work for the district while serving as ELL administrator.


“Mr. Parrack has shown himself to be an administrator that cares deeply about his students and teachers,” Dr. Phillips said. “He has worked very hard to build up the district’s ELL program and I am sure he will bring that same passion and commitment to Gene Brown.”

Sumner County Educators celebrate award winners at the Teacher of the Year Luncheon on March 15. The following educators will move on to compete at the state level.
K-4 - Tiffany Wilkinson
5-8 - Leanne Utley
9-12 - Adam Correll
Principal - Cam MacLean

Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Tiffany Wilkinson of J.W Wiseman

Middle School Teacher of the Year, Leanne Utley of Portland West

High School Teacher of the Year, Adam Correll of Gallatin High

Teacher of the Year Congratulations

Principal Of the Year, Cam MacLean of Portland West Middle

Teams from Sumner County Middle Schools participated in the 6th Annual Fall Invitational Quizbowl held at Gallatin High School on Saturday October 22.  Merrol Hyde Magnet, Portland East, Rucker-Stewart, Joe E. Shafer, and Westmoreland Middle School entered teams into the competition that included 22 teams from Middle Tennessee and South-Central Kentucky.
Overall the teams from Sumner County had a great showing.  Merrol Hyde Magnet won the overall Championship by defeating a team from Danville, KY.  Joe E. Shafer, Portland East and Rucker-Stewart finished 6th, 7th and 8th overall respectively.  
In the individual portion of the tournament, the top 20 individual scorers were awarded medallions. Owen Flanagan of Merrol Hyde Magnet was the top scorer for the day out of 104 participants.  2nd in the scoring was John Hutchinson of Portland East.  Lucas Bolinger of Rucker-Stewart finished 5th, Bailey King of Westmoreland placed 14th, Ben Huff of Merrol Hyde Magnet and Chris Wright of Rucker-Stewart finished tied for 16th overall.
The Sumner County Middle Schools teams that competed in the Invitational Tournament, along with Portland West, T.W. Hunter and Hawkins, are also participating in the Sumner County Academic League.  The league is a round-robin format season for the quizbowl teams.  The teams are currently at the half-way point of the season, with the season ending tournament to be held at Gallatin High on February 11, 2017.  

2016 Quiz Bowl competitors
Pictured are the top 20 individual medalists for the 6th annual GHS Fall Invitational Quizbowl.

Career & Technical Education Day 2017

Cooking Students  CTE Day Audience 
 CTE Audience  Our Key Note Speaker
CTE Day Audience  

Sumner County educators gather for their annual CTE Day to recognize teachers, leaders, and students in Career & Technical Education

Sumner County Schools is a collaborative culture of high performing students, teachers, and school communities.