Meet Our Team

Who We Are

According to Foundation historian and local attorney Harvey Sproul, the foundation was created in answer to community needs in 1998. “For many years the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce listed education as a priority in this community. It was in direct response to this need that the Chamber created the Education Foundation to offer support to the education system in Loudon County,” said Sproul. 

Board Members, Director of Loudon County Schools Mr. Mike Garren and Director of Lenoir City Schools Dr. Jeanne Barker see the value in the support that the Foundation provides to students and teachers in all school districts. 


Michele Lewis

Executive Director

Amanda Galyon

Administrative Assistant


Dr. Jeanne Barker

Mike Garren

2024 Board of Directors

Jack Sims

Board Chair

Jeremy Dunlap

Past Chair

Missy Garner

Vice Chair

Canda Sims


Aaron Schoenike


2023 Board of Members

Mark Weeks

Marvin Feezell

Helen Nicholson

Dane Ogden

Susan Aragon

Jay Bacon

Ben Campbell

Michael Grady

Holly Kryter

Ken Long

Steve Laing

Dr. Rasmus Dyhr

Janet Cardwell

Susan Williams

LaVonne Barbour (representing Mayor Tony Aikens)

Rodney Grugin

Jeff Harris

Buddy Bradshaw

Lifetime Members

Wayne Miller

Harvey Sproul

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