Dr. Josh Tipton has been selected to serve as the interim vice principal at Jefferson Middle School beginning August 16, 2021.
Dr. Tipton is entering his 17th year as an educator, beginning his career in Anderson County Schools in 2005, where he served as a Social Studies teacher at Clinton Middle School and taught AP courses and Dual Enrollment U.S. History, World Geography, and Military History at Clinton High School. In 2013, Dr. Tipton became an Assistant Principal at Clinton High School and served in that role until 2016 when he became the Data and Evaluation Coordinator and Middle College Supervisor for Anderson County Schools. Upon completing his doctorate at East Tennessee State University in 2017, Dr. Tipton accepted a faculty position at Middle Tennessee State University where he served as Assistant Professor of Education and taught undergraduate and graduate courses for teacher and administrative licensure candidates. In 2019, Lincoln Memorial University provided Dr. Tipton, his wife Brittany, and daughters an opportunity to come home to East Tennessee to be closer to family. At LMU, Dr. Tipton served as Assistant Professor of Education and Doctor of Education Program Director. In June 2021, Dr. Tipton accepted the position of Instructional Technology Coach and joined the faculty of Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge Schools.
Dr. Tipton’s educational experience has included earning a B.A. in History from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, an M.A. in Military History from Norwich University (VT), an Educational Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from ETSU. In addition to his teaching and administrative experience, Dr. Tipton has also coached middle school basketball and high school golf. His academic record includes the publication of four journal articles, five book chapters, and over 20 conference presentations.