Bob Heath, Principal

Bob Heath, PhD

On behalf of the JCMS staff, faculty, and administration, I would like to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year!  I had the good fortune of working with the faculty and staff at JCMS for a year a few years ago, and very much enjoyed the experience. I appreciate the opportunity to work with the faculty, students and community as principal now.

At JCMS we value strong communication between our school and your family.  Good communication is a critical key to effectively educating all children.  I welcome the opportunity to hear and discuss your questions, comments and concerns, and look forward to your involvement with the school.  We are here to provide exceptional learning experiences for your child, and together we will make it happen!


 Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of South Carolina
  • Master at Education, Personnel Services (Guidance), Clemson University

  • Coursework in Education Administration, Clemson University

  • Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policies, University of South Carolina


Prior Experience:

  • United States Navy (2 years active, 4 years reserve)
  • Middle and High School Teacher/Coach (SC, 5 yrs.)
  • Middle School Assistant Principal (3 yrs.)
  • Middle School Principal (SC, 19 yrs)
  • Middle Grades Education Professor (ASU, 7 yrs.)


I grew up around the world, along with my mother, 7 brothers and 1 sister, following my father, who was in the U.S. Army.  We lived in Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington State, and finally, South Carolina.  I truly had an international education!


Administrative Duties:

  •  Instructional Leader
  • Teacher/Administrator Evaluator
  •  Data Coordinator
  •  Student Discipline

 Contact Me:

Johnson County Middle School
278 Fairground Hill
Mountain City, TN 37683

Phone: 423-727-2600
Fax:  423-727-4141

Email: bheath