Sunny Poe, Principal of Hardin Valley Elementary School, was honored on January 18, 2018 as a member of the Knoxville’s Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. When Sunny became principal at Hardin Valley Elementary in 2015, she prioritized strengthening relationships between students, faculty, parents and community members. She created a School and Community Connection Team, a student council, and the Kids Hope mentoring program in partnership with a local church. She also serves on the Knox County Schools’ Principal Institute Committee and the Principal Advisory Council. Sunny earned her initial teaching license and master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Tennessee in 2003.