Bobby Wines is currently the principal at Volunteer High School in Church Hill, TN. Mr. Wines is a lifelong resident of Hawkins County attending Church Hill Elementary, Church Hill High School, and graduating from Volunteer High School in 1982. He received a bachelor’s degree in General Science (Biology Emphasis) and Psychology and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University.
Mr. Wines began his career in 1990 as a science teacher at Church Hill Middle School. At CHMS, he coached cross country, track, and 8th grade boys’ basketball, and completed an interim as assistant principal. While serving at Volunteer High School, Mr. Wines taught Psychology, served as an assistant principal, and coached the Lady Falcons’ softball team to two conference and district championships, two Sub-State appearances, and was named Coach of the Year twice. He served as the principal of Surgoinsville Middle School for five years prior to coming to MCES.
Throughout his career, Mr. Wines has served Hawkins County Schools in many capacities. At the district level, he currently serves as a mentor for aspiring and current administrators. He was a member of the 5-Year Planning Team, Safety Committee, Calendar Committee, assisted in the development of the Code of Conduct for all employees, and was instrumental in implementing technology and use at each of the schools he served.
Mr. Wines strives to be the instructional leader of his staff and promotes developing strong relationships within the building, students, and the community. Under his supervision, Mr. Wines led four different schools known to have an inviting culture, rigorous curriculum, and academic success. Several teachers under his supervision have been selected as the Hawkins County Teacher of the Year, Mount Carmel Elementary was selected three consecutive years as a Tennessee Reward School and a SCORE Prize Finalist in 2013, and Volunteer High School has increased ACT scores three consecutive years.
Mr. Wines has two daughters, Jersey and Rylee, and resides in Mount Carmel, TN.