My name is Missy Fugate, and my Paulette roots run deep! As a small child, I grew up in the Paulette Community where my parents still live today. The opportunity to be a part of Paulette Elementary has been an absolute privilege to me.
I graduated from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction. I began teaching immediately in Union County. I taught kindergarten for nine years at Luttrell Elementary. I taught third, fifth and kindergarten for seven years at Maynardville Elementary. My next position was as the RTI Coordinator for the Union County district for two years.
In 2011, I became the Instructional Facilitator at Paulette Elementary. After 20 years as an educator, I went back to school! I obtained my Educational Specialist degree in Administration & Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.
Fast forward to August 2018, and I am the principal at Paulette Elementary! Being involved in the construction of Paulette from the ground up has given me a deeper love for this school. I am so honored to be here. Paulette Elementary really is home to me. I just can’t hide that Paulette Pride!