PHS Foundation Leadership
Board of Directors
Kathy Bryant is married to her husband, Bob, and they have a son, Adam, who is a PHS 2002 graduate. They also have a daughter, Lee, a PHS 2007 graduate, and valedictorian of her class. Kathy is an Early Intervention teacher with Tennessee’s Early Intervention System (TEIS). As a member of the Powell community, she is excited to partner again with the school in the establishment of the PHS Foundation, an exciting endeavor that will enhance the educational opportunities for both teachers and students at Powell High School. Other community endeavors include running for County Commission and Criminal Court Clerk in the last election cycle; serving as chair of the Knox County Family Resource Center Advisory Board; active member of the Powell Business and Professional Association, member of the North Knox Lions Club, and partner in Come Play with Me—Encouraging Children to Play with Others, a program for developing social skills in young children.
Tony Buhl is married to his wife, Susan, and they have two children, Anthony Buhl II and Luis Buhl. Tony is a PHS 1959 graduate. He has been CEO of four different high-tech companies and has traveled to 39 different countries. He worked in Washington D.C. for eight years at the Department of Energy headquarters and for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He was in the control room during the accident recovery at Three-Mile Island and in Russia during recovery from the Chernobyl accident. He has been cleaning up nuclear sites for the past 15 years.Tony recently celebrated his 50th reunion with his other Powell High School classmates of Class of 1959. He holds a B.S. and Master’s plus PhD in Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is a registered professional engineer.
Julie Glibbery is the PTA President for Powell High School and the 2009 Powell Business and Professional Association’s Woman of the Year. She has three children, Andrew, PHS graduate of 2006, Matthew, PHS graduate of 2008, and Elissa, who will graduate in 2011. Julie has a BS in Industrial Administration from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) in Flint, Michigan and a MBA from Niagara University. She works for Sea Ray’s Knoxville Manufacturing facility as the Human Resources Manager.
Sharon McIntosh is a retired educator with experience in teaching and textbook publishing along with development of Internet-delivered curriculum, mathematics professional development for high priority Tennessee schools and No Child Left Behind teacher training. She also has written state test items as a part of publishing services for publishers of test prep materials. Sharon is a member of NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), ASCD (Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development), ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), and IRA (International Reading Association). She holds her BS in Education from the University of Chattanooga and her M. Ed from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Currently she is serving as program chair for UTC’s ElderScholars and as part of landscape committees for both her townhouse complex and her church, St. Martin’s Episcopal in Chattanooga. Sharon recently celebrated her 50th reunion with other Powell High School classmates of Class of 1959.
Tammy Rolen is married to her husband, Keith and they have a son, Blake, and a daughter, Alyssa. She is a 1979 graduate of Powell High School. Her son will be a senior at Powell in the 2009-2010 school-year, and her daughter will attend Powell High School in a couple of years. Tammy is a resident of Powell and member of First Baptist Church of Powell. Tammy is a Customer Care Supervisor for Frontier Communications. She was the 2009 president of the Powell Business and Professional Association.
Noell Seagle Lewis
Noell is recently married to her husband Craig. She is a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments. She has been in the financial services industry for eight years. She loves her job and helping folks as much as possible. She and her husband spend their free time rock climbing.
Kevin Sparks is married to his wife, Marsha, and they have two sons, Wesley who is 16 and Jacob who is 14. Kevin currently is Vice President of Business Operations and Controller at South College. Both of his sons attend Powell High School. Wesley will be a sophomore and Jacob will be a freshman in the 2009-2010 school year. He also is currently serving as Commissioner of Powell Youth Basketball, the community recreational basketball league serving over 300 kids from the community, ages 5-15.
Ken Dunlap, Ex-Officio Board Member
Ken Dunlap is principal of Powell High School and an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. He has provided highly valuable input for the formation of the Foundation and the projects undertaken so far. His educational background includes degrees from Tennessee Weslyan (B.S.), and Tennessee Technological University (M.S. and Ed.S.). His work background includes teaching, earlier principalship, and coaching. His work at PHS includes an enrollment of 1,430 students and 115 staff. His administrative responsibilities include managing all aspects of day to day school activities. These include hiring and evaluating personnel, public relations with the community, the school budget, safety and facilities, master scheduling, student discipline, transfers and issues, and the student handbook and web site. He joined Powell High School in 2006. Powell’s principal also is involved in a number of professional organizations and has received a variety of awards for his work.
The PHS Dreams Foundation elected the following officers for its first year of operation:
- Tony Buhl, President
- Kathy Bryant, Vice-President
- Sharon McIntosh, Secretary
- Kevin Sparks, Treasurer
New officers for 2010-2011 are as follows:
- Seth Dunaway, President
- Kathy Bryant, remaining as Vice-President
- Cindy Scott, Secretary
- Kevin Sparks, remaining as Treasurer
Special thanks to Tony Buhl for his superb leadership for the first year of the Foundation. His expertise and support in establishing the legalities and training for a foundation made a huge difference in the first year’s success. His financial support helped provide for the great projects completed under his leadership.
Special thanks to Sharon McIntosh for her organizational expertise in keeping clear and concise records of the progress meeting by meeting and for her publishing expertise for PowerPoints, brochures, Hall of Fame program and other needs as they were identified. She also contributed to financial support, and she and Tony worked very closely for the training needs of the participants involved.
Congratulations to the new officers for the 2010-11 term, Seth Dunaway and Cindy Scott.
A huge thank-you to all the attendees to the variety of exploratory meetings that led to the establishment of the Powell High School Dreams Foundation!
|Larry V. Bailey||Julie Holt||Scott Nickens|
|Laura Bailey||Greg Householder||Jim Porter|
|Kathy Baker||Tom Householder||Tammy Rolen|
|Stacie Bright||Erin Hove||Melissa Sandling|
|Kathy Bryant||Noell Seagle Lewis||Gerald Satterfield|
|Tony Buhl||Earleene Lyle||Connie Silvey|
|Bernice Conner||Carolyn McClain||Karen Sims|
|Ken Dunlap||Sharon McIntosh||Kevin Sparks|
|Karen Fryar||Mike McPherson||Kristy Starks-Winn|
|Judy Glibbery||Patrick Mulligan||Diane Wilkerson|
|Debbie High||Sandy Nesbitt||Janice Wood|
Special thanks to R. Larry Smith, Knox County Commissioner, for his participation and encouragement!