Walton Ferry Elementary

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Greetings to all our Wildcat Family,

My name is Shannon Lyles, and I am excited to return home to Walton Ferry. I come to you from HB Williams, where I have been the Assistant Principal for the past three years. In the twenty-four years prior to that, I have experienced teaching Kindergarten through Fourth grades in South Carolina, Indiana, and Tennessee, being an NIET TAP Master Teacher in Indiana, and a Lead Educator at Walton Ferry, for Sumner County Schools. All my teaching and learning have prepared me for such a sweet time as this, and I am humbled and honored to follow Mrs. Alligood as your new Principal. 

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family here in TN, and traveling to SC, where my daughters, their husbands, and my new grandbaby live. I also enjoy shopping for a real bargain, eating out at great restaurants, and going to concerts and movies. I enjoy reading and staying current with best practices in education, and I consider myself a life-long learner.

My firm commitment is that everything we do in our school will be student centered. I am determined to support every child, every day, at Walton Ferry, and I will bring the energy, enthusiasm, and thoughtfulness needed to continue to make Walton Ferry an exemplary school and the BEST place for students to learn.

My vision is to create a passion for learning that will pave the way to a brighter future for all. The teachers and I have been working much of the summer, and I am confident in saying that your children are in great hands. Walton Ferry teachers are committed to setting high expectations for all the students here, and they will help your children exceed those expectations. The teachers and staff have continuously created a nurturing and safe environment for all students to learn, and our past school scores are evidence of exactly that. We have been actively working as a school district and a school to provide a high quality and safe education for your children. This year we have a new, blank canvas before us, and we get to paint a beautiful masterpiece together. In May, I look forward to celebrating our collective successes for this 2022-2023 school year.

Of course, we cannot paint that picture and achieve that vision alone. We will need and welcome your support as well as the community’s support. Please, feel free to reach out to me at any time and know that my door is always open to you. I enthusiastically welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I just ask that you reach out for an appointment if you would like to sit down and meet with me, as I will be busy going in and out of the classrooms seeing what the students are learning and supporting the teachers in maintaining a positive learning environment for all. You can reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please pay close attention to any messages on our school’s website and PTO Facebook page, or Sumner County School’s district website and Facebook page for any recent updates pertaining to this upcoming school year.


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