Mrs. Jennifer Collins » Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal

Jennifer Collins

Assistant Principal

Tellico Plains Junior High


BA Child Development & Learning with Teacher Licensure

2003 – Maryville College


MS Instructional Leadership

2012 – Tennessee Technological University


EdS Educational Administration

2021 - University of Tennessee 


Hello!  Although I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, I have been an educator in Monroe County since graduating from Maryville College in 2003.  I have officially called Tennessee “home” longer than Pennsylvania.   I began my teaching career at Tellico Plains Elementary School teaching 2nd grade.  I taught 2nd grade for nine years before moving to 4th grade  to teach ELA.  In 2014, I moved over to Tellico Plains Junior High School to teach 6th grade ELA.  This is my fourth year as the Assistant Principal at TPJHS, and there's no place I would rather be!!  GO CUBS!


A little about me outside of school -- I have three children - Slade, Ashton, and Keegan.  Slade just graduated from TPHS and is attending CSCC.  Ashton is a senior and Keegan is a sophomore at TPHS.

I love spending time with my children, traveling with them, watching them play sports and volunteering with them. 


I am also very passionate about Isaiah 117 House where I serve as the Program Coordinator.  I do not believe there is any better way to give back to your community and use your gifts than sowing into the lives of children.