- [S104] Cocke County, Tennessee, and its People, Cocke County Heritage Book Committee, (Walsworth Publishing, 1992), 44.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 30 Jul 2006.
Just Plain Talk
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 27 Apr 2010.
Grooms rated one of Tennessee's top principals
Dr. Shannon Grooms, center, was recognized as one of the most effective principals in
Tennessee on Monday by the Education Consumers Foundation. With him are Dr. Connie
Smith, left, Assistant Commissioner of Education, Division of Accountability, Teaching,
and Learning, and Dr. John Stone, right, ECF president.
Author: Duay O'Neil
NASHVILLE-Grassy Fork Elementary School Principal Dr. Shannon Grooms has been named one of Tennessee's top principals by the Education Consumers Foundation.
Grooms, along with 17 other school principals, received one of the foundation's annual Value-Added Achievement Awards in a ceremony Monday in Nashville.
"While teachers are often recognized for the impact they can have on student learning, any teacher can tell you that it takes a great principal to set the right goals and create a culture of performance: without that leadership, event the best teacher will be limited in what he or she can achieve," said Brett Pawlowski of DeHavilland Associates.
"These school leaders are considered the 'best of the best'," continued Pawlowski, "when it comes to advancing their students academically, as measured by Tennessee's Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). Superior school-wide performance reflects superior teaching, teamwork, and leadership. TVAAS measures achievement gain in a way that permits schools to be compared regardless of the makeup of the student body. Schools whose students make the greatest annual gains in achievement earn the highest value-added scores."
"It every school was like those of our 18 winners, Tennessee would have the best education system in the country," said ECF President Dr. J. E. Stone. "Each of them shows what's possible when school leaders make student learning their top priority."
Also praising Dr. Grooms is Dr. Tim Webb, Tennessee Education Commissioner, who said, "I am pleased to join with ECF in recognizing the educators and schools that are doing such an excellent job of advancing the knowledge and skills of their students. Tennessee is the birthplace of value-added assessment, and it continues to grow in importance as a tool for seeing how our efforts are impacting student achievement. I'm happy to be able to recognize principals whose superior work is reflected in their TVAAS results."
The 18 winners were selected from among Tennessee's 1300-plus public elementary and middle schools. Based on three-year value-added gains in Reading/Language Arts and Math, three top awards are given in two categories, Elementary and Middle schools, in each of Tennessee's three regions: East, Middle, and West.
Grooms received the third-place award in the K-8/Middle School category for East Tennessee. On Monday, he was presented a certificate, a banner, and a $1,000 cash award by Dr. Connie Smith, Assistant Commission of the Division of Accountability, Teaching, and Learning for the Tennessee Department of Education.
Cocke County Director of Schools Manney Moore accompanied Grooms to Nashville for the ceremony.
Grooms will soon finish his ninth year as Grassy Fork's principal. He and his wife Kathy have two children, Will, a fourth-grader, and Sarah Beth, a first-grader. Both children attend Grassy Fork Elementary School.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 12 Jul 2011.
The figures are in-Cocke County schools rank No. 1 in state
Cocke County Director of Schools Manney Moore, left, Cocke County Schools Curriculum Supervisor Kathy Holt, center, and Cocke County Instructional Supervisor Dr. Shannon Grooms examine data for Cocke County students in grades 3-8's 2010 TCAP scores. Cocke County students ranked Number 1 in Tennessee, out of 138 districts, for having the highest combined reading and math gains in percent of students scoring proficient or advanced on the tests.
Author: Duay O'Neil
NEWPORT-The scores are in and Cocke County School officials are ecstatic.
Out of Tennessee's 138 school districts, Cocke County students in grades 3-8 ranked Number 1 in the state for having the highest reading and math gains in the percent of students scoring proficient or advanced on the annual TCAP tests given last April.
Cocke County Director of Schools Manney Moore joined other Tennessee education leaders at Northfield Elementary School in Murfreesboro last Thursday for a press conference where the announcement was made.
Facing major changes and increased performance requirements on the state level, local teachers worked feverishly last year to prepare their students for the state-mandated tests.
Of the 138 school districts, only 18 showed student score improved by 20 percent or more, with Cocke County's children leading the way with a whopping 28.5 percent growth in math and reading combined scores.
For more details, please see the latest edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 27 Jul 2012.
Dr. Grooms named Northwest principal
Dr. Shannon Grooms
Author: Duay O'Neil
NEWPORT-When Cocke County schools' doors open next week, Northwest Elementary students will be greeted by a new principal.
Dr. Shannon Grooms, who began his teaching career at the school in 1994, was named to the administrative position on Thursday by Director of Schools Manney Moore. Grooms replaces former principal Tiffany Dougherty, who has taken a job in Colorado.
Grooms most recently was an Educational Supervisor for the Cocke County School System.
- [S144] Phone Record.
Name: Shannon Bush Grooms
Titles and Terms (Original):
Also Known As: S Grooms
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Residence Date: 01 Jan 2009
Residence Place: Del Rio, Tennessee, United States
Birth Date: 09 Jun 1972
Phone Number: (423) 623-0083
Phone Number Recorded Date: 10 Jan 2009
Address: Catnip Rd
Address Continued: Del Rio, Tennessee 37727
Address Date: 01 Jan 2009
2nd Address: RR 1 KS
2nd Address Continued: Newport, Tennessee 37821
2nd Address Date: 01 Sep 1998
3rd Address: 752 Carson Springs Rd
3rd Address Continued: Newport, Tennessee 37821
3rd Address Date: 01 Jul 1992-01 Jan 2009
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Possible Relatives: Betty Grooms, Bettye Bush Grooms, Katherine B Grooms, Katherine C Bowers, Kathy B Grooms
Record Number: 71726257
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name: Katherine Claudia Bowers
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Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 05 Jun 1993
Event Place: Cocke, Tennessee, United States
Spouse's Name: Shannon Bush Grooms
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