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John Fanning

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

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Dr. Fanning is beginning his twenty-seventh year in education and his twenty-second in administration. Prior to becoming a supervisor in the central office in July 2016, Dr. Fanning served as principal of South Lincoln School. He 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 High School. He returned home to Lincoln County in the July 2009 to assume a supervisory position with the Lincoln County Department of Education.

Dr. 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 three graduate degree's in administration from Tennessee State University. He is married to Brooke Gallant who operates the Gallant Riverview Funeral Home with her father. They have one daughter (Sloane) and make their home in the Elora community.


2016 - Current Supervisor 9-12th, Public Relations, and Asst. Director of Schools

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.D) Educational Leadership

Tennessee State University Ed.S Administration & Supervision

Tennessee State University M.Ed Administration & Supervision

Cumberland University BS, History & Secondary Education


National School Public Relations Association
Professional Educators of Tennessee
Tennessee Principals Association
Kappa Delta Pi
National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Association of Elementary School Principals
Past Alumni Board Member for Cumberland University

Fayetteville - Lincoln County Kiwanis Club
Belmont University Teacher Education Advisory Council
2019 - Award of Excellence in Humanities, Education, and the Arts Cumberland University Alumni Association
2018-2019 - South Central Supervisor of the Year
2018 - Professional Educators of Tennessee Supervisor of the Year
2017 -  Tennessee Principal Association Supervisor of the Year