Director of Academics & Programming
Mrs. Covert has been an educator for over 20 years. She taught elementary students for 17 years in Morristown, TN. before moving to Chattanooga in 2014. From 2014 to 2018, she taught fifth grade at Ganns Middle Valley/Middle Valley Elementary in Hixson, TN. She has a Bachelors in K-8 Education from Carson Newman University in Jefferson City, TN, a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix, an Education Specialist Degree in Instructional Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University, and she obtained her Administrative License in 2017. In 2016, she was selected to be part of the Public Education Foundation's Leadership Fellows Program and in 2017 was a facilitator in the iPLC program which allowed her to work in a community of like-minded professionals sharing effective technology integration practices in education.
Mrs. Covert has four children: Joel (28), Jacob (24), Gabrielle (20), and step-son Gus (8). Mrs. Covert recently welcomed her first grandchild, a beautiful boy named Anderson! She and her husband, Clancy, enjoy camping and spending time with family. Her other favorite pastimes include gardening, reading, hiking, painting, scrapbooking, and playing with her sweet Maltese puppy, Tucker.