Ronnelle Blankenship is a consultant for the Hamilton County Department of Education, from which she retired. Mrs. Blankenship has received numerous recognitions including Hamilton County and East Tennessee District Teacher of the Year, Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year, and Hamilton County Education Association Teacher of the Year. As an elementary principal, she worked with government and health officials to develop a school and community support network and was recognized for her work to support special needs students. She currently works with the Public Education Foundation in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a mentor/coach for new principals.
1971 Middle Tennessee State University, B.S.; MEd University of Tennessee