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Principal: Josh Tidwell


Professional Experience:

Heritage High School

  •  Assistant Principal 2021-2022
  • English Teacher 2015-2021

Cocke County High School

  •  English Teacher 2011-2015



Carson-Newman University, 2018

  • Educational Specialist Administrative Leadership

Lincoln Memorial University, 2012

  • Master of Arts in Education Curriculum and Instruction

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2004

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

  I am very excited and humbled to have been chosen to serve alongside

the great teachers and staff at Heritage Middle School.  I look forward to

continuing to grow as an educational leader while serving the students

and families of Blount County. 




assistant principal Jennifer Bayola

Assistant Principal Jennifer Bayola


Professional Experience:

 Blount County Schools

  •  6-12 Literacy Coach 2022
  • 6-8 Learning Acceleration Interventionist 2021

Heritage High School

  •  English II Teacher 2015-2021

Knox County Schools 2010-2015

  •  Seventh Grade Language Arts Teacher

Florida Public Schools 2003-2010

  •  Middle School Language Arts Teacher



 Western Governors University, 2021

  •  Masters in Educational Leadership

Rollins College, 2003

  •  Bachelor of Arts, English


 I am very excited to return to the Heritage Middle School community in this new capacity, and I look forward to working with students, teachers, and families.