I am Mr. Craig Day and I am the principal of Jefferson Elementary School. My goal is to lead and encourage students to strive to do their best and be successful in life. I am a native Jefferson County resident. I have lived here my entire life and was a student at Jefferson Elementary School! After attending Jefferson Elementary School and Jefferson Middle School, I graduated from Jefferson County High School in 1992. I attended Carson Newman College where I graduated in the spring of 1996 with my Bachelor of Arts degree in education. I started my teaching career here at JES in the fall of 1996 and taught 5th grade until 2007. I received my Master’s Degree in Administration from Lincoln Memorial University in 2007 and began my career as an administrator in 2008 at Maury Middle School. I came to be principal here at JES in 2012 and I am blessed to be a part of the JES family.
Jessica Estepp is a native of Bristol, Tennessee and a 2005 graduate of Tennessee High School. She earned her B.S. degree in Human Services and M.A. degree in School Counseling from East Tennessee State University. She a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Leadership Academy with a Specialist in Education degree. She began her career in education as a College and Career Counselor with the Niswonger Foundation in Greeneville, Tennessee. She worked at Jefferson County High School as a school counselor from 2013-2019, serving at both the main campus and Patriot Academy. During the 2019-2020 school year, she served as an assistant principal at the main campus of Jefferson County High School. Mrs. Estepp has served as assistant principal at JES since the fall of 2020. Her husband, Tyler, is a teacher and coach in Hamblen County Schools and they have one precious puppy named Nash.