Welcome to SHADES - Powell.  We are excited to begin a new year of learning and growing.  We are currently enrolling for our Afterschool Enrichment Program.  Please click the enrollment tab to start the registration process.

We are pleased to announce that the SHADES - Powell program is a 2014 recepient of the Lottery for Education Afterschool Programs (LEAPS) Grant.  This grant will allow us to provide tutoring, homework assistance, enrichment classes and career readiness activities to enhance the education and afterschool expereinces of the children that participate in the SHADES Afterschool program at Powell.  The grant will also allow SHADES to provide qualifying participants scholarships to participate in the program.  Please inquire with Mrs. Sabrina to find out if you are eligible for a full or partial scholarship.

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Sabrina Witt
Sabrina has been the Site Director at the Powell location since June 2009. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development. She has 14+ years experience working with children. She has worked in all kinds of realms with children her whole life. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends while not at work and enjoys learning new things every day.                                                             
Sara Dockery
Sara has been with SHADES since August of 1998. She is one of the few that have been with SHADES for over ten years. Sara assists the lead teacher with supervision and clubs in our Learning Center area.
Sara graduated from Draughons Business College with a Stenographic degree.
“I enjoy working with children and teaching them the rules and respect they will need to make them better adults. I have also made many good friendships and memories over the past 16 years”
Kathy Scott
Kathy has been with SHADES for 16 years. She started in December 1998. Kathy is one of the few that have been with SHADES for over ten years. She assists the lead teacher with Kindergarten. She is also in charge of getting snack ready and serving it to all the children. Kathy also supervises children on the playground, library, and assists with homework.
“I love seeing the children every day and watching them grow. I love talking with them and seeing how their days have gone. I love my job.”
Renee Jones
Renee was born and raised in Powell, TN. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Carson-Newman College with certification in grades kindergarten-12th.  She has worked with children in private schools as well as the Knox County School system for over 15 years, She is a Lead Art teacher at SHADES of Development. Renee is the mother of three very active children.  In her spare time, Renee spends her time working with children as a team parent and a room parent to her youngest daughter's classroom.e Jones
Ashley Hiles
I was born in Knoxville, Tn. I attended Powell Elementary, Middle, and High school. After graduation, I furthered my education at Roane State Community College. During my time in college, I worked at two different daycare centers, at one I worked with toddlers and the other I worked with pre-k. I took an interest in opening my own daycare center but after multiple classes I decided that route was not for me. In 2014 I went to real estate school and in November became a licensed Realtor.
 After dating for 7 years, my husband and I got married in 2012. We bought our first house in Corryton, TN in 2014. We are expecting our first child in May 2016.