The Scott County Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten Program is a state-funded early education program for ten classrooms with approximately a total of 200 three and four year-old-children enrolled, and there is at least one Pre-K classroom in every elementary school.

The Voluntary Pre-K for Tennessee Initiative provides Tennessee’s four-year-old children an opportunity to development school readiness skills along with the learning experiences they need in order to succeed in kindergarten.  Voluntary Pre-K classes promote a high quality academic environment which fosters the love and joy of learning.  Participation in the program will help each child develop pre-academic and social skills that will help them throughout their life.

To meet Grant guidelines (TCA 49-6-101-104), a student must be four years of age on or before September 30 of the current school year in order to be enrolled in a four-year-old classroom and three years of age on or before September 30 of the current school year to be enrolled in a pilot classroom.

The following enrollment priority requirements are required for enrolling children in the Scott County Pre-K Program:
  1. Students who receive Free/Reduced lunches (based on income guidelines established by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services).
  2. Students identified as special needs students with an IEP or those children with special circumstances or identified as educationally at-risk for failure due to abuse, neglect, or in state custody.
  3. Students who are identified as at-risk or meet criteria of unserved or underserved established by the Community Pre-K Advisory Council.
A Pre-K Handbook is provided for all parents who children participate in the Pre-K Program.
Parents of Pre-K students are encouraged and invited to take advantage and participate in all school activities.  We know that parents and teachers working together as a team will help ensure that each child will be more apt to succeed in school.

Pre-K Staff

Linda Keeton - Pre-K Coordinator
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Phone:  423.663.2159

Burchfield Elementary School

DeAnna Jeffers – Teacher
Kathy McDonald – Teacher
Carla Wright – Teacher
Bethney Hill – Teacher Assistant
April Lowe – Teacher Assistant
Julie Barnes – Teacher Assistant

Fairview Elementary School

Karen Hammock – Teacher
Heather Shannon – Teacher
Gini Burress – Teacher Assistant
Connie Goodman – Teacher Assistant

Huntsville Elementary School

Fayetta Terry – Teacher
Nancy Stringer – Teacher
Ann West – Teacher
Sharon Phillips – Teacher Assistant
Debbie Letner – Teacher Assistant
Cindi Kimbrough – Teacher Assistant

Robbins Elementary School

Patricia Bowling – Teacher

Jill Norman – Teacher Assistant

Winfield Elementary School

Angie King – Teacher

Buffy Wilson – Teacher Assistant


Other Resources & Information

For more information on the TN Voluntary Pre-K Initiative, click on the following links:
The Tennessee Early Childhood Education Early Learning Developmental Standards or TN-ELDS were developed to provide documentation of the continuum of developmental milestones from birth through age 5 based on the research about the processes, sequences and long term consequences of early learning and development and are located at