Lewis Named KCS Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs and Palmer Early Learning Center Principal

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Kingsport City Schools has announced Mrs. Suzanne Lewis as the new Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs and Palmer Early Learning Center Principal, effective immediately. Lewis replaces Dr. Amy Doran, who retired from the position at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

Previously, Lewis has served as an associate principal at Kennedy Elementary School. She has also been a Kindergarten/1st Grade teacher, a math teacher leader, and a Core Coach. Lewis has been a member of the Tennessee Teacher Leader standards committee and served as a Read to be Ready trainer and site monitor.  Additionally, she has almost ten years experience with Mountain States Health Alliance (Ballad) in healthcare administration.
“We are excited to have Suzanne lead our early childhood programs and support our children and families in this important area,” said KCS Superintendent Dr. Jeff Moorhouse. “Her background and experience will help us move forward in our efforts to provide high quality early childhood experiences for the Kingsport community.”
Lewis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from East Tennessee State University and an Education Specialist degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
“I am incredibly excited for this opportunity to continue serving the families and children of Kingsport,” said Lewis. “KCS has a tremendous legacy of quality early childhood education and we look to continue its growth, knowing this child-centered approach forms the foundation for future academic excellence and student success.“

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice, and an alternative learning program; with a total enrollment of over 7,600 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

For more information on KCS, visit www.k12k.com, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, download our mobile app for Apple/Android devices or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Instagram (@kcs_district), Twitter (@KCS_District), LinkedIn (Kingsport City Schools), and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).