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Portland Gateview Elementary

Portland Gateview Elementary Administration


 Dr. Karen Jarratt, Principal

Dr. Karen Jarratt Fall 2019

Dr. Karen Jarratt is a life-long educator and a graduate of Sumner County Schools. She started her career as a special education resource teacher, and then transitioned into an elementary teacher, middle school math coach, lead educator, assistant principal at Station Camp Elementary and is currently the principal at Portland Gateview Elementary.  

Dr. Jarratt earned an A.S. from Volunteer State Community College, B.S. from East Tennessee State University, M. Ed. from Vanderbilt University, and a Doctorate from Union University.  She has also completed the Sumner County Leadership Academy through Union University and the Instructional Coaching program through Lipscomb University. Dr. Jarratt has served as a Leadership Coach and Math Coach for the Tennessee Department of Education. She loves spending her free time with her children and grandchildren, swimming, reading, and traveling. She is very excited to be part of the Portland Community!


  Mrs. Kimberly Smallwood, Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Smallwood is honored to be the Assistant Principal at Portland Gateview Elementary. She began her career as a classroom teacher and teacher leader at Portland Gateview Elementary before becoming a Lead Educator for Sumner County Schools. As a Lead Educator, she impacted the growth of Madison Creek Elementary, Millersville Elementary, and Portland Gateview Elementary. 

Mrs. Smallwood received her Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University, Master of Education degree from Lipscomb University, and an Educational Specialist degree from Lipscomb University. She is a lifelong learner and continually aspires to learn new things to share with our teachers to support the growth of our students. She has completed the Instructional Coaching Program at Lipscomb University, the Sumner County Leadership Academy at Union University, and the Sumner County Leaders Academy for Sumner County Schools. Mrs. Smallwood is excited be a part of Portland Gateview Elementary and the Portland community. She is committed to collaborating and partnering with educators, students, families, and the community to support the growth of our students.


  Mrs. Tiffany Lucas, Lead Educator

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She is so excited to begin her first year as a Lead Educator at Portland Gateview. She has a passion for helping teachers fine-tune their craft in order to help their students learn and grow. She spends her free time with her husband, Matt, and her daughter, Emory. They enjoy playing games and being outside. She looks forward to meeting all the precious students at PGE!  

Mission Statement

Sumner County Schools commits to growing learners who are college and career ready through quality instruction, effective use of resources, building a collaborative culture, and strong leadership.

Vision Statement

Portland Gateview Elementary and its stakeholders strive to create a safe learning environment, providing every student with opportunities needed to progress academically, socially, and emotionally.