HARROGATE, Tennessee, January 29, 2021— J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) kindergarten teacher Katie Bisceglia-Stotts is in her 10th year at the Academy.


Education/career background:

I have a B.S. from LMU in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Learning and Development; M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction; Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction; and have completed all but my dissertation for an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.


Teaching philosophy:

My favorite part of teaching is waking up every morning knowing that I have the privilege of speaking life into the most impressionable minds imaginable, and knowing that I have the opportunity to instill in them the belief that they can go anywhere, do anything, and be anything! Every day, I get to ensure that a precious group of valuable people know just how AMAZING they are!


Favorite teachers:

When I reflect on my time in school, two teachers stick out in my mind: my kindergarten teacher, Jawanna Jackson, and my 5th grade teacher, Dr. Tony Maxwell. These two people are largely responsible for helping me be who I am today!


Fun Facts:

My favorite vacation destination is Walt Disney World because I can unleash my inner Disney princess! Special talent… I can do a donkey call.


The J. Frank White Academy is a private, college preparatory day school serving grades K-12, located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University. JFWA is fully accredited and STEM certified by Cognia, which is the first internationally recognized mark of quality for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) schools and programs, signaling the growing emphasis on STEM education by educators, politicians and business leaders around the world. For more information contact JFWA Director of Admissions Bernie Harrington at [email protected] or apply online at JFWA.LMUnet.edu.


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].

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