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Monica  Rael
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Principal Message/Beginning of School Letter

Monica Rael
Monica Rael



PHONE # 865-457-2784   FAX # 865-457-1193

Monica Rael, Principal



Dear Families:


Welcome to North Clinton Elementary! The school's staff has been preparing to make sure that your students have a safe, healthy, and successful school year. Our goal is to serve the students in this community by providing the highest quality instruction for academic and personal growth while differentiating that instruction to meet each individual’s needs.


I am thrilled to introduce myself to the families of North Clinton. I graduated from Roane State Community College in 1993 with an Associate's degree and Tennessee Technological University in 1995 with a Bachelor's degree. I returned to TTU and graduated in 2014 with a Master's degree in Instructional Leadership. In 1995, I was hired to teach right here at NCES and taught fifth or sixth grade until 2007. Then I moved to Clinton Elementary and taught either fifth or sixth grade until 2016. Last year, I was assistant principal at CES, and I am so excited to return to my roots here at NCES! Both of my children attended school here and had many of the same teachers that are here today. They have some of the fondest memories of those teachers and the students to this day. NCES is such a caring and family environment for all.


Enclosed you will find a variety of important items.  Some will need to be read, signed and returned.  Others will be for reference purposes only. Please know that it is so important to return items required.  Many of these signatures will be needed for our funding to continue to allow support for our children. Please check each item carefully to see if it needs your attention. Thank you in advance for your quick response to these necessary items.


This is going to be an incredible year for students to grow in academics and have fun, too! I will be available to you for any questions or concerns that you may have. I look forward to getting to know each of the students and families here at North Clinton Elementary.




Monica Rael