John Fanning

Supervisor of 9-12th Instruction, Public Relations, Assistant to the Director of Schools

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Mr. Fanning is beginning his twenty-first year in education and his sixteenth in administration.  Prior to becoming a supervisor in the central office in July 2016, Mr. Fanning served as prinicpal of South Lincoln School.  Mr. Fanning began his teaching career at Lincoln County High School where he taught five years before accepting an administrative position in Madison County, Alabama.  While in Madison County, he was assistant principal of Meridianville Middle School before being named principal of Hazel Green Green High School.  He returned home to Lincoln County in the July 2009 to assume a supervisory position with the Lincoln County Department of Education.

Mr. Fanning is a native of Lincoln County and a 1990 graduate of Lincoln County High School.  He received his undergraduate degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN and two graduate degree's in administration from Tennessee State University.  Mr. Fanning is married to Brooke Gallant who operates the Gallant Riverview Funeral Home with her father.  They reside in the Elora community.  


2016 - Current       Supervisor 9-12th, Public Relations, and Asst to the Director of School

2010  - 2016          Principal, South Lincoln School, Fayetteville, TN

2009 - 2010           Supervisor of Secondary Education & Graduation Coach, Lincoln County, TN

2003 - 2009           Principal, Hazel Green High School, Madison County

2000 - 2003           Asst. Principal, Meridianville Middle School, Madison County

1995 - 2000           Teacher, Lincoln County High School 



Tennessee State University Ed.S Administration & Supervision

Tennessee State University M.Ed Administration & Supervision

Cumberland University BS, History & Secondary Education 



National Association of Secondary School Principals 

National Association of Elementary School Principals

Tennessee Principals Association 

Kappa Delta Pi

Christian Educators Association International

Professional Educators of Tennessee 

Fayetteville - Lincoln County Kiwanis Club

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