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Mr.  Jon  Franks

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  • Graduated McMinn County High School in 1998
  • Graduated Middle Tennessee State University in 2002 (B.S. in Mass Communications)
  • Graduated University of Tennesssee at Chattanooga in 2004 (M.Ed. English Education)
  • Graduated Tennessee Technological University in 2012 (Ed.S. Instructional Leadership)


  • Taught 6th grade ELA at Ocoee Middle School from 2004-2006
  • Taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA at Rogers Creek Elementary School from 2006-2014
  • Served as Assistant Principal at Niota Elementary school from 2014-2015
  • Principal at Niota Elementary School 2015-present


  • Mr. Franks' wife, Karen, teaches 5th grade at Westside Elementary School.
  • He has a 13 year old son, Chipper, a 10 year old daughter, Karaline, and a 5 year old English bulldog, Chubb.
  • In his spare time, Mr. Franks enjoys watching his son play baseball, watching his daughter dance and cheer, working out with his wife, and riding around in his Jeep.    
  • Mr. Franks is a die-hard Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs fan.