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Dr. Jayson Nave

Phone: 865-453-2824

Degrees and Certifications:

  • 2007 Doctorate Educational Administration & Studies ETSU
  • 2001 Educational Administration & Supervision LMU
  • 2000 Educational Administration & Supervision LMU
  • 1999 Teaching Certification: Education Norfolk State University - Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1995 Bachelor of Arts: History & Political Science King College - Bristol, Tennessee

My love for Jesus Christ, my wife and family, children, has created a passion for serving Sevier County for the past twenty five years.  I was raised in Sevier County and I have served as a principal, an assistant principal, an athletic director, a teacher, a coach, an educational author, presenter, and consultant.  My service has taken me through primary, elementary, middle, high school, and college levels of teaching and learning, along with helping many schools and districts throughout our nation learn core building blocks for creating outstanding school cultures.  

I graduated from Sevier County High School and went on to earn my Bachelors degree from King College in Bristol, Tennessee.  I then furthered my education at Lincoln Memorial University, where I earned my Masters and Educational Specialist degrees, and then at East Tennessee State University, earning my Doctor of Education and Educational Administration.  

My family and I are active members at First Baptist Church, Sevierville.  We serve the Sevier County community through coaching  baseball, basketball, and tennis. I am blessed with a fantastic wife, Julie, who is also a teacher in the Sevier County School System. along with three children Joslin, Jenna, and Jackson who all attend Sevier County Schools and who are active in our community. 

My vision for Sevierville Primary School is to build on the foundations laid, and to grow our school, using common sense, growing teacher leaders, and providing a safe, stable, and clean environment where students and teachers can flourish.

Ms. Jessica Roberts

Phone: 865-453-2824


 Ms. Cindy McCown

Phone: 865-453-2824

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Ed.S. Administration and Supervision LMU
  • M.A. Speech Language Pathology UTK
  • B.S. Communicative Disorders ETSU

Mrs. Cindy McCown is excited to step into an administrative role this year.  She is a lifelong resident of Sevier County and attended Sevierville Primary School as a young girl.

Mrs. Cindy has been a Speech Language Pathologist for the past 34 years.  She began her career in 1986 as an SLP at Newport Grammar School in Newport, Tennessee.  In 1995 she transferred to Sevier County.  She has been at SPS for 25 years.  She has had the privilege to work with students in several schools within Sevier County.

Mrs. Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband and her cocker spaniel, Toby.  They like boating on the lake, camping and going to the beach.

She is looking forward to her new position at SPS and having a positive impact on the learning environment of our students at SPS.