Ellen Myers Primary School

Principal’s Page






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Dear Ellen Myers Family, 


It is with great honor that I write you this letter of introduction as principal at Ellen Myers Primary School.  I am excited to have the opportunity to lead a school with students who have tenacity, teachers who are dedicated, and a supportive school community.  

I have been dedicated to education for over thirteen years. I have held positions as a teacher, reading interventionist, and my most recent position as assistant principal at Cumberland Gap High School.  I have worked with all ages of students within my career and have a passion for seeing students succeed in all aspects of their life.  My greatest achievement is that of a mother of two: Levi (7) and Weston (4).   My husband, Adam, and our family live in Speedwell, TN, where we have resided for the past fourteen years. I am looking forward to bringing my skills as an educator and leader to Ellen Myers Primary School to serve students, teachers, faculty, families, and the community.  My goal is to ensure that all students are happy, healthy, and safe so they are fully equipped to learn.  Ellen Myers is a community, and I am eager to work together for the benefit of all students.  

This year will be amazing as we continue to provide academics that are rigorous, student-centered, and provide opportunities for exploration.  As principal, it is essential that EVERYONE who steps through our door is excited and feels loved.  Please know that I will work tirelessly to provide all students with the best possible experience at Ellen Myers Primary School.  

Once again, I am looking forward to creating a family at Ellen Myers and meeting every one of you.  My door is always open, and I welcome you.  


The Best is Yet to Come! 




Kayla Barnard


Ellen Myers Primary School