Dr. Phillip Swanson, Secondary Education Supervisor

Dr. Phillip Swanson is now in his 18th year of administration, with the last 15 being in the McMinn County School System.  After serving 7 years as assistant principal and athletic director at McMinn County High School, Dr. Swanson became principal at McMinn County Vocational School for four years before becoming the Secondary Education Supervisor five years ago.

He is the proud father of a beautiful daughter, Savannah, and is the fourth of four children to Leo and Myrle Swanson of Tellico Plains.  A successful student and athlete at Tellico Plains High School, he attended Hiwassee College and majored in English Education and played baseball for Hiwassee receiving Most Valuable Player in 1979.  After Hiwassee he attended Tennessee Wesleyan College and graduated in 1982.  Since then he has completed his MS and Ed.S and recently finished his doctoral degree at East Tennessee State University in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. As secondary supervisor, he oversees all aspects of secondary education in McMinn County.  This includes curriculum, instruction, athletics, and is also the Chief Negotiator for the McMinn County School Board.



Email:  pswanson@mcminnschools.com
Phone:   423-745-1612 ext.1308
Fax:        423-744-1641


Contact Information

PHONE: 423-745-1612
FAX: 423-744-1641

3 South Hill St
Athens TN 37303

Director of Schools

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