DeVault named Ketron principal

Rick Wagner • Jul 5, 2016 at 11:26 AM

KINGSPORT — Sherri DeVault has been named principal of Ketron Elementary School. She replaces Wendell Smith, who recently was named supervisor of human resources for the school district. DeVault mostly recently has been assistant principal at North Middle School.

On Wednesday, Sullivan County Director of Schools Evelyn Rafalowski announced the appointment of DeVault, who holds an educational specialist, or Ed.S., degree in administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.

Over the course of her career, which started with Sullivan County schools in 1991, DeVault has taught at Miller Perry Elementary and the former East Cherokee Elementary. She also coached volleyball at Sullivan South during her tenure in the Sullivan County school system. In January of 2010, DeVault became the secondary instructional math coach/coordinator for Sullivan County schools, serving in that position through June of 2015. The following school year, DeVault became assistant principal at North Middle School.

She earned her master’s in education from Tusculum University and her bachelor’s of science in education from East Tennessee State University. Aside from her work in Sullivan County schools, she also served a school year as the freshman volleyball coach at Kingsport’s Dobyns-Bennett High School.

“I am humbled by this opportunity to continue serving Ketron’s wonderful community,” DeVault said in a news release. “Building relationships with students, parents, faculty and community members is very important to me. I am thrilled to join such a passionate group of educators.”

Ketron is in the Bloomingdale community just northwest of Kingsport and feeds into North Middle School.