Ms. Renee Kelly, Executive Director
220 Carrick Street
Knoxville, TN 37921
Emerald Academy – $100,000
Emerald Academy, Knoxville’s first K-8 public charter school, is providing urban students with the academic foundation, skills, habits, and character traits that they need to succeed in high school, college, and in life. Emerald Academy is preparing scholars for success through our four pillars: academic excellence, effective teaching, a highly relational culture grounded in high expectations, and robust parent and community engagement. Through our rigorous educational program and our relational culture, we are seeing progress toward closing the achievement gap, dramatically increasing the number of students who graduate eighth grade well-prepared for high school and the college of their choice, and preparing our scholars to become self-sufficient, reflective, and resilient leaders in their communities.