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Linda McClanahan, EdS

Clinical Supervisor, Elementary Education


Linda McClanahan is a clinical supervisor with the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, working in the Urban Multicultural Teacher Education Program.  Her focus and experience is with urban education, and she supervises interns in local urban elementary schools.  Her work promotes effective use of curriculum that is inclusive of diverse and intercultural perspectives, awareness of and sensitivity towards issues of diversity and competence in practice, and strengthening partnerships with schools, families and community.

She chose elementary education as a second career after volunteering in the local schools and community.   During her career in public education, she taught first grade for sixteen years, and then served as a curriculum facilitator and literacy coach until her retirement.

McClanahan retired from Knox County Schools in 2014, after 24 years of service at Sarah Moore Greene Elementary School and Lonsdale Elementary School.   Prior to her school service, she was employed as a social worker with Tennessee Department of Human Services in Knoxville.


Education Specialist Degree (Educational Administration and Supervision), Lincoln Memorial University, Knoxville

Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education), Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, TN

Bachelor of Social Work (Social Work), East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Professional Service

Mentor Teacher for nine University of Tennessee Urban Multi-Cultural Program Interns

Tennessee State Department of Education Mentoring Training

Quality Teacher Institute, Knox County Schools, Presenter

Knox County Math Textbook Adoption Committee

Leadership Team and Instructional Focus Committee Chairperson, Sarah Moore Greene Elementary School

Knox County Math Standards Curriculum Review Committee

Tennessee Department of Education; developed and presented math standards at state-wide informational meetings

Reviewer for McGraw Hill Mathematics

University of Tennessee College of Education Admissions Board

Grade Level Chairperson, Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Technology Academy

Homeless Education Summer Program, Knox County Schools

Awards and Recognitions

Knox County Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2004

Sarah Moore Greene Teacher of the Year, 2004

National Science Foundation 2001 Presidential Award of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, Tennessee recipient

Leadership Education Program, Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership

BEST Award recipient, Greater Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

Tennessee State Department of Education panel to select Presidential Awardees in Elementary Mathematics

Volunteer of the Year, TN Department of Human Services, Knox County

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Contact Information

  • 411 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-804-1456
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