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Ms.  Donna  Tallent
Assistant Principal


Donna Tallent, Assistant Principal

Education

  • BS in Elementary Education from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1987
  • MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Tusculum College in 1995
  • Media Librarian Endorsement from Trevecca Nazarene College in 1997
  • MS in Curriculum Leadership from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2014

Experience

  • Reading and English teacher at Mt. View Elementary School 1988-1997
  • Media Librarian at Mt. View Elementary School 1997-2011
  • Instructional Coach for McMinn County Schools 2011-2013
  • Media Librarian at Niota Elementary 2013-2014
  • Instructional Coach for McMinn County Schools 2014-2015
  • Assistant Principal at Niota Elementary 2015-Present

Personal

  • Ms. Tallent and her husband, John, live in Madisonville where he serves as the Fire Chief
  • The Tallents have a large family which includes 9 adult children, 6 daughter/son-in laws, 6 granddaughters, 5 grandsons, and a son who passed away at the age of 12
  • Ms. Tallent volunteers each week in nursing homes/hospitals/libraries with the UT College of Veterinary School's HABIT Program for therapy dogs; she works with and trains two tri-colored Cavalier King Charles dogs named Story and Max
  • Ms. Tallent is a avid reader, dog lover, fan of HGTV, and LOVES Diet Mt. Dew!
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