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Ronnelle Blankenship

Ronnelle Blankenship (TN '92)


At the time of the Award, Ronnelle Blankenship was:

Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School
Hixson, TN

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 2

Biographical Information

After beginning her teaching career in Brevard County, Florida, Ronnelle Blankenship retired from the Hamilton County, TN Department of Education. Mrs. Blankenship 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 and gifted students. After retirement she worked with the Public Education Foundation in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a mentor/coach for new principals. Mrs. Blankenship currently serves on the board of a private preschool program.

Additional Information


1971 Middle Tennessee State University, B.S.; MEd University of Tennessee

Academics, Community Involvement, Community Partnerships, Computers, Diversity, Early Child Development, Gifted & Talented Education, Grant Writing, Inclusion, Local Culture(s)