District Administration

7-12 Supervisor of Instruction, Testing Coordinator, Title VI, IX, Textbook

Susan Oaks
Email: oakss@ucps.org
Phone 992-5466 EXT 114

Susan Oaks graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1992 and a Master of Science in secondary guidance in 1994. She recently finished an Educational Specialist degree in Administration & Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in 2006.

Her career began as a part time high school counselor and part time vocational counselor at Horace Maynard High School. She continued her career as head counselor at Union County High School where she served as high school test coordinator, AP coordinator, and senior class sponsor helping to organize senior brunch, graduation ceremonies, and various college and career fairs. She has taught career classes to various grade levels as well as currently serving as adjunct faculty for Walters State Community College teaching a Freshmen Experience class in the fall after school to high school seniors.

She is a member of the Assoc. for Supervision & Curriculum Development, Tennessee School Counselor Assoc., Delta Kappa Gamma – Beta Pi Chapter, P-16 Committee, NEA, TEA, UCEA, and Milan Baptist Church.Mrs. Oaks is a life-long resident of Union County and a 1988 graduate of Horace Maynard High School. She and her husband currently reside in Maynardville where they are raising their two sons.

Attendance Supervisor-Court Liaison-504 Compliance Coordinator-DHA Chairman-Home School Coordinator

Roxanne Patterson graduated from the University of Tennessee with at Bachelors of Arts Degree in 1996 and Masters of Science in Elementary Education in 1997. In 2006, she earned her Educational Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.

Mrs. Patterson’s career began at Horace Maynard Middle School in 1997 as a 7th grade English teacher which led to her teaching 6-8th grade Advanced Placement English and Journalism until 2005. At that time, Mrs. Patterson was promoted to Administrative Assistant at HMMS.  Her duties included student testing, discipline, teacher evaluation, school improvement plans, parent meetings, 504 Building Coordinator, S-Team Coordinator, and facilitating the development of the school plan to acquire SACS Accreditation. In 2007, Mrs. Patterson became the Attendance Supervisor/Court Liaison/DHA Chairman/504 Compliance Coordinator for Union County Public Schools. In 2008, Mrs. Patterson became the Home School Coordinator, and in 2011, she began to work as the Professional Development Manager. She continues to work closely with the school administrators, teachers, counselors, Juvenile Court, the Department of Children Services, and other service organizations to assist families with attendance, educational or disciplinary issues.


Cindy Wyrick
Email: Cindy.Wyrick@ucps.org
Phone: 992-5466 Ext 128

Coordinated School Health

Eddie Graham
Email: Grahame@ucps.org
Phone: 992-5466 Ext 113

Director of Schools

Jimmy Carter
Email: Carterj@ucps.org
Phone: 992-5466 Ext 110

Mr. Carter graduated Tennessee Tech University with a B.S. degree in Secondary Education. He then attended the University of Tennessee where he obtained his Elem. Endorsement. Mr. Carter also has his M.S. as well as his ED.S. from Lincoln Memorial University.

Mr. Carter’s career began as an 8th grade teacher at Luttrell Elem. After four years at Luttrell he taught at Horace Maynard High School, was Principal at Sharps Chapel Elem., Big Ridge Elem., and Horace Maynard Middle School.

Mr. Carter is a life long resident of Union County where he currently resides with his wife Melissa. They have three children and two grand children.

Federal Programs \ Sub Training

Ronnie Mincey
Email: minceyr@ucps.org
Phone: 992-5466 Ext 107

Ronnie Mincey has served in Tennessee public education with the Union County School System for twenty one years. He has served as third, fifth, and sixth grade teacher for eight years at Luttrell Elementary School, principal of Sharps Chapel Elementary School for seven years, principal of Luttrell Elementary for one year, assistant principal of Maynardville Elementary School for one year, and Coordinator of Elementary Curriculum for the Union County Schools for one year. He currently serves as Supervisor of Federal Programs.

Mr. Mincey received a B.A. in English (1987), an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (1990), and an Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision (1994) from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. He holds Tennessee teaching endorsements in Elementary Grades 1-9, English Grades 7-12, History Grades 7-12, the Professional Administrator's License PreK-12, and Supervisor of Attendance.

Prior to his tenure in the Union County Schools, Mr. Mincey served as an English tutor in the Academic Support Center at LMU and taught communication grades 9-12 in LMU's Upward Bound Program. He has also served briefly as an adult education teacher in Union County.

Maintenance Director

Mike Johnson

After graduating from Pellissippi State with an A.A.S. degree in Business Administration – Marketing, Mike went on to Lincoln Memorial University where he earned a B.S. degree in Business – Management & Leadership Studies. After graduation, Mike enrolled in LMU’s PostBac program for initial teacher licensure and is currently on pace to earn certification in December 2012. 
After working in the industrial minerals business at Carmeuse Lime & Stone in Luttrell, Tennessee for 15 years, Mike joined the UCPS team in July 2010. Since then, he, along with Jerry Walker and Keith Beason, has implemented a service driven philosophy for facility maintenance and operations. Recent projects and improvements include implementing a routine hvac preventative maintenance schedule; upgrading kitchen hood and duct hardware / fire suppression systems at Big Ridge, Sharps Chapel Elementary and Horace Maynard Middle; improving the fire alarm system at Maynardville Elementary; upgrading facility lighting in four schools (Luttrell, Maynardville, Sharps Chapel, and Horace Maynard); re-roofing major portions of SCES; and destroying and removing the old portable classrooms at MES. UCPS has also enrolled in a partnership agreement with TVA/Enernoc’s Demand Smart energy management program in an effort to reduce costs, raise revenue, and reduce our carbon footprint.
Mike has lived in Union County for almost thirty years where he currently resides with wife Crystal who is an educator at Union County High School. They have two daughters who both attend Union County schools. In addition to family and career, Mike also has a deep passion for Union County basketball. He has served as boys Assistant Coach at UCHS for ten seasons, currently under Head Coach Shane Brown. While in high school, Mike played for district and regional championship teams at Horace Maynard under Coach Lewis Morris.

Nutrition Director
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SPED Supervisor

Sandra Price
Email: Prices@ucps.org
Phone: 992-5466 Ext 106

Sandra Price graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Education as a Speech-Language Therapist. She received a Masters of Science and an Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.

Sandra began her career as a speech-language therapist for the Mountain Valley Headstart Program before working with Union County Schools. She worked at both Big Ridge Elementary School and Luttrell Elementary School as a speech-language therapist prior to becoming the Special Education Supervisor in 1994.

She is a member of the Tennessee Association of Supervisors of Special Education (TASSE), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Learning Disability Association and a former board member of the Children with Attention Deficit Disorders Association (CHADD). Sandra was a finalist in the 2008 Tennessee Department of Education Tennessee Supervisor of the Year awards.

Technology Director

Brandi McBrayer
Email: Brandi@ucps.org
Phone: 992-0211 Ext 115

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Brandi McBrayer graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2001 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. In 2005 she began working in the Technology Department of the Union County School System as a Technician II. She completed her M.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision at Lincoln Memorial University in the fall of 2006. She currently serves as Technology Facilitator. 
Brandi grew up in Union County and was a member of the last graduating class of Horace Maynard High School. She currently resides in Corryton with her husband. 
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Contact Information
Union County Public Schools P.O. Box 10
Maynardville, TN 37807

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