Lloyd named Supervisor of Special Services
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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Mandy Lloyd, whose track record in Hamblen County Schools has successfully impacted student performance and enhanced educational programs, is the district’s new Supervisor of Special Services.  She replaces the retiring Anne Nelson.

 Lloyd, who believes that all children can learn and thrive in an environment that is stimulating, comforting, and appropriate to their unique talents and abilities, is excited as to take the helm of the district’s special services department.  

This visionary leader with a “working-well-under-pressure” demeanor will be a strong leadership team member for Hamblen County Schools, said interim Director of Schools Hugh Clement.  

 Special Services, which serves approximately 14 percent of Hamblen County’s student population, provides educational services and programs to all students with disabilities, ages three through 21.   Eligibility is determined for students who have learning or intellectual disabilities, language, speech, health, physical, hearing, visual impairments, is functionally or developmentally delayed, is blind or deaf, has autism, is intellectually gifted, or is multi-disabled.  

Hamblen County Schools has approximately 170 professionals working with children and positions range from teachers to nurses, from therapists to one-on-one assistants.

 “It is extremely gratifying to have grown up in the Hamblen County School System, and to now have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of our students at the district level,” Lloyd said. “I am eager and incredibly honored to be joining the Special Services team.”

 Lloyd has served as assistant principal at Lincoln Heights Middle School since 2014. LHMS was designated as a Tennessee Reward School for academic achievement in the top five percent of schools for progress and performance. 

 At Lincoln Middle, she built “Patriot Pride” by creating Problem solvers who are Responsible, Innovative, and Driven by Excellence. 

 Lloyd, and her hallmarks of enthusiasm, creativity, and passion, were discernible as she coordinated Lincoln’s successful incentive program to increase student attendance, coordinated presentations for Professional Learning Clubs, and created a school culture where expectations for student achievement increased through building relationships, elevating accountability, and providing leadership opportunities to staff and students.

 An enterprising school leader, she assisted in organizing the schools successful Patriot Paul Revere 5K Run/Walk to raise money for the school’s non-revenue producing athletic programs. Lloyd also established a multi-tiered intervention program (RTI2) which provided systematic, research-based, and appropriately intensive instruction to children.

Lloyd just completed a year-long internship with the Governor’s Academy of School Leadership at Vanderbilt University (Peabody College of Education). Her mentor was West High principal Jeff Kinsler.

A Fellow in the Governor’s Academy, she was distinguished as one of a small group of Tennessee principals who participated in the development experience aimed at increasing leadership capacity and supporting individual growth toward becoming a highly effective administrator.

 The mission of the program is to prepare leaders who will improve school effectiveness, performance, and unlock educational opportunities for all students.

Lloyd holds a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University, a bachelor’s degree in education from Carson-Newman University, and an associate’s degree in elementary education from Walters State Community College.

 Before joining the LHMS administrative team, she was a faculty member at John Hay Elementary School, a National Blue Ribbon School.  At John Hay, Lloyd served as grade-level team leader through which rigorous instruction engaged students, infused technology in the learning process, was webmaster, served on the school’s Improvement Plan Committee,  and created partnerships with parents.

 Her third graders performed at high academic levels and in fact won coveted countywide TCAP Awards in math, reading/language arts in both achievement and growth.

 Additionally, Lloyd served as a Thoughtful Classroom instructor for Hamblen County Schools. She was a two-time recipient of Food Lion grants, garnering more than $6,000 for her classroom and school.

Lloyd’s most enjoyable role, however, is being mom to Ryan, a student athlete at Cleveland State. She is the daughter of Don and Dian Lloyd and is a product of Hamblen County Schools.

 Aside from watching Ryan playing baseball, she loves hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.