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Bobby  L  Wines
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Principal's Bio


Bobby Wines is currently the principal at Volunteer High School in Church Hill, TN.   Mr. Wines is a lifelong resident of Hawkins County.  He is a former student at Church Hill Elementary, Church Hill High School and graduated in 1982 from Volunteer High School.  Mr. Wines received a bachelor’s degree in General Science (Biology, Psychology Emphasis) 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.  During the 90's Mr. Wines served Volunteer High School as a teacher, an assistant principal and coached the Lady Falcon softball team to conference and district championships, the first substate appearances in school history and was named "Coach of the Year" on two occasions. Mr. Wines served as principal at Surgoinsville Middle School (5 years) and Mount Carmel Elementary School (9 years) prior to returning to Volunteer.

Mr. Wines has served Hawkins County Schools in many capacities including being a mentor for aspiring and current administrators, 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 use at each of his placements.  

Mr. Wines strives to be the instructional leader of the staff while promoting strong relationships within the building, students and community. Under his supervision each school is 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 was a SCORE Prize Finalist in 2013.  Volunteer High School has increased ACT scores three consecutive years and received all Level 5 TVAAS scores in 2015-2016.

Mr. Wines is the proud father of two daughters (Jersey, Rylee) and resides in Mount Carmel.