Middle Level and Secondary Programs Coordinator
B.A., The University of Tennessee
M.Ed., The University of Tennessee
Office: HP435, ext. 8279
Mrs. Janelle Bouknight began her teaching career in Knoxville, working at an inner city middle school. From there, she taught at another Title One middle school for eight years. She then made the leap from middle school to high school, teaching a range of social studies classes during her six years there. Mrs. Bouknight rounded out her teaching experience in Knoxville working as a literacy coach for teachers who worked with struggling readers. Most recently, she worked for Greenville County Schools as a literacy coach for an elementary school.
Mrs. Bouknight received her B.A. in history from The University of Tennessee with teaching endorsements in geography, political science, economics, and sociology. Her master’s degree, also from UT, is in curriculum and instruction. Currently, she is ABD (all but dissertation) at UT and will graduate in May of 2014. Mrs. Bouknight’s Ph.D. will be in education with a focus on literacy studies. Her dissertation examines the types of books 5th graders choose for independent reading and the text complexity of the books they choose.
Mrs. Bouknight and her husband, Michael, have recently moved to the Upstate. Michael works in project controls for a local engineering company. Their kids are of the furry variety. Murphy is a Chow/Scottish Terrier mix; Maisie is a West Highland Terrier; and their newest family member is Kona. She was born in April and is an English Chocolate Labrador. Mrs. Bouknight and her husband enjoy reading, traveling, and cooking.