Principal's Message

Dear John Adams Family Members,

Welcome to John Adams Elementary School!  I am so fortunate to be able to serve as the Principal of John Adams.  Our school has a history of excellence and we will continue to build upon our school traditions with the support of our teachers, parents, students and community members.  

I look forward to working with you in the year ahead and can’t wait to see what our students accomplish. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance.  My email is [email protected] and my door is always open to you if you need to stop by for a meeting.  


Dr. Kelley Harrell

A little more about me:

I became the Principal of John Adams in July of 2019.  Before coming to Adams, I worked as an administrator in Washington County Schools for 10 years, most recently serving as the Principal of Ridgeview Elementary.  Before becoming an administrator, I was a middle school math and reading teacher at West View School in Washington County.  

I earned my undergraduate degree from ETSU, a master’s degree from Tusculum College, an education specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University, and my doctorate degree from ETSU.