Mrs.  Candace  Moss  Powers
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Principal's Bio


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I am proud to say that I am a graduate of both SPES and SPHS.  I completed my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education K-8 at Middle Tennessee State University in 1996.  That same year I married my husband, Steve Powers, and moved to Auburn, Alabama for three years while he completed his Veterinarian degree.  While in Auburn I began to take Graduate classes in Library Science and taught Kindergarten and First Grade.  In 1999, Steve completed his degree and we moved to Social Circle, GA where I again taught first grade.  In 2000, Steve was offered a job in Chattanooga, and we jumped at the chance to return to our hometown of South Pittsburg.  I taught at Crossroads Elementary the last year it was open in 2000 and then moved to Whitwell Elementary where I taught First Grade for four years.  I received my Masters Degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech in 2002, the same month our son Hunter was born and in 2005 we had a daughter, Meredith Lee right after I received my certification in Library Science from Middle Tennessee State.  I was given the opportunity to move to South Pittsburg Elementary in 2005 as the school Librarian and couldn't pass up this gift of returning to my alma mater.  I then went on to receive my Educational Specialist degree from Tennessee Tech in 2006.  I was the Librarian until 2013, when I then began serving as the school's Assistant Principal.  In 2016, I became Principal at SPES and I couldn't be more excited to serve the students and community to the best of my ability.