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Principal:  Ms. Jennifer McIntosh

Assistant Principal:  Ms. Tammie Anderson

Assistant Principal: Ms. Kerri Schmitt


Jennifer McIntosh joined Knox Elementary School as Principal in July of 2019.  She has been working in education for 24 years.  She began her career in Fulton County where she taught in an elementary school for 7 years, and she was named Teacher of the Year in 2005.  Mrs. McIntosh later decided to move her career to Cherokee County Schools and began working as a 4th grade teacher at Woodstock Elementary.  When Clark Creek STEM Academy opened, Mrs. McIntosh transferred to Clark Creek to teach 5th grade science and math.  While at Clark Creek, she was named Teacher of the Year in 2016, won  the Innovation in Teaching Competition from the Governor’s Office of Student Assessment and was a part of the core team when Clark Creek was officially certified as the first state certified STEM elementary school in Cherokee County.  Mrs. McIntosh was then appointed as an assistant principal at Hasty Elementary where she spent 3.5 years before being named the 3rd principal at Knox STEM Academy.  Mrs. McIntosh grew up in a small town in Illinois and did her undergraduate studies at Kennesaw State University.  She received her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia in 2002 and later earning a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Piedmont college in Demorest, GA. 

Mrs. McIntosh lives in Woodstock, Georgia with her husband, Chris, and two amazing twins, Peyton and Parker.  Mrs. McIntosh is an avid Georgia fan and enjoys spending time with her family at the lake/pool and watching her boys play football.

Mrs. McIntosh loves learning and enjoys watching teachers and students as they learn and grow.



Kerri Schmitt joined Knox Elementary as an assistant principal in July of 2020.  She is starting her 20th year of education this upcoming year.  Her educational career began in 1995 in Oklahoma and then in the summer of 1996, Mrs. Schmitt and her family moved to Georgia.  After a break from teaching, Mrs. Schmitt started back at Mountain Road Elementary as a substitute teacher and paraprofessional in 2004.  In 2005, Mrs. Schmitt was hired as a Teacher (Special Education/Science) and the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Creekview high school.  During her tenure at Creekview she was awarded teacher of the year in 2010 and 2017. 

Mrs. Schmitt earned her Undergraduate degree and master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma (Go Sooners) and completed her Specialist degree from the University of West Georgia. 

Mrs. Schmitt lives in Woodstock, Georgia with her husband, Kevin.  Mrs. Schmitt enjoys playing tennis, soccer and pickleball in her spare time as well as hiking and camping with her husband and two grown kids (Kobi and Kyli).


Schmitt and Anderson

Tammie Anderson is a Cherokee County native and grew up and lives in the Clayton community.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Shorter College in Middle Grades Education, Master’s Degree from Kennesaw State University in Middle Grades Education, Specialist’s Degree from Lincoln Memorial in Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership certificate from the University of Georgia. 

She joined the Cherokee County School District in 1998.  She is beginning her 25th year in education where she has served as a teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Assistant Principal.  Ms. Anderson was appointed as an Assistant Principal at Knox ES STEM Academy in 2017.  She treasures the time that she gets to spend with the Knox family everyday as her passion is making a positive impact in the life of every child.      

Ms. Anderson married her husband, Jason, in 2000.  They have one son, Will, who attends Teasley Middle School.  They have one donkey named LeRoy.  As a family, they love supporting the Georgia Bulldogs, spending time with family, and traveling.