At a Glance

Checkmark icon.A State of Tennessee Reward School
Checkmark icon.A State of Tennessee Level 5 School
Checkmark icon.Serves grades K-5
Checkmark icon.Offers child care
Checkmark icon.Offers bus transportation
Checkmark icon.Harrison Bay Learning Community

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Harrison Bay Learning Community

Greetings from the Principal

Principal, Karen HollisHello, my name is Karen Hollis, and I am proud to serve as the principal of Ooltewah Elementary School!
I started my career as a classroom teacher in the community at Howard Elementary School, where I taught from 1988 to 2001. I was selected the Howard Elementary Teacher of the Year in 1990.
Administration became my destination in 2001 as I was selected to be an assistant principal at Hardy Elementary, where I served until 2006.
I was selected as the principal at Ganns Middle Valley Elementary school in 2006. I was the 2008-2009 PTA Principal of the Year, the 2011 Hamilton County Schools Principal of the Year, and the 2011 Tennessee Southeast Region Principal of the Year. 
I moved to district administration in 2011 as the elementary operation director for Hamilton County Schools. I briefly retired as director of elementary teaching and learning for the district in 2019.

Contact Information

8890 Snowy Owl Road,
Ooltewah, TN 37363 (map)



Child Care: 
423-498-6900 ext 2419

Contact Emails:

Principal: Karen Hollis
Assistant Principal: Whitney Green
Assistant Principal: Bethanie Reynolds

School Board Representative: Dr. Steve Highlander, District 9

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School Hours

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:15 Doors open.

Ooltewah Elementary Reward School

Harrison Bay All the Way!

About Us

Welcome to Ooltewah Elementary School. The students and staff are very proud of our school and the quality education that is available for all students.

The learning environment is structured so all children have an excellent opportunity to be successful. It is a nurturing and safe environment where the goal for our children is to become life-long learners and to discover that education is the most powerful tool to improve the quality of their lives. The children are excited about learning because the curriculum is rigorous, relevant and provides the best possible opportunity to succeed academically and socially.

Parents are an integral part of their children's learning process. If we work together to build partnerships between home and school, children will be more successful academically, understand the value of working together and have a sense of belonging and being part of a learning community.

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