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Thank you, Perry, For Your Leadership

Courageous, bold, strong. Those are some of the many words to describe Dr. Jeff Perry, Superintendent of Hamblen County Schools. Perry became Superintendent in 2018 after the previous Superintendent, Dr. Dale Lynch, left to pursue opportunities with the state as T.O.S.S. director. Listening to teachers and students since the moment Perry came to Hamblen, he has shown true care. Perry has been through a lot, from school threats on social media early on in his tenure, to the COVID-19 pandemic, he has shown courage and strength and kept Hamblen County schools on track.


Perry has been praised by many for how he has handled the past few years. Putting teachers and students safety and education at the top of his priorities. With such uncertainty arising in 2020, Perry showed that a pandemic would not ruin his time as superintendent. He helped drive the COVID-19 task force for Hamblen County. Perry has worked with Food On Foot to help feed kids in need and ensured the delivery of thousands of meals when the pandemic began while providing bus drivers, cafeteria staff, and others jobs.