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Mr.  Joseph  Whited
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Welcome to Cleveland Elementary School


Dear CES Families,

 My name is Joseph Whited, and I am honored to serve as the Principal of Cleveland Elementary School. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Athens State University and my Master’s Degree from Jacksonville State University. I began my career in education in Blount County at Locust Fork High School. After spending two years at Locust Fork, I transferred to Appalachian High School where I served as the Head Football Coach for three years and one year as the Assistant Principal. I have been married for eight years to my wife, Kayley, and we have two children. Our son, Braden, is five years old and will start kindergarten this year at CES. Our daughter, Anne Marie, is one year old. My family and I are excited to be joining such a wonderful community.

 Cleveland Elementary School became a Leader in Me school in 2012. We at CES believe that by developing leadership qualities in all students, they will make a positive difference in our community. I will work diligently to lead our school in a positive direction, focusing on the development of leadership qualities in all of our students, so they will become difference makers.