Principal's Corner


Mrs. Mary Lee Merritt-Boyd


Dear Coalmont Students and Families,

I am honored to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community.  I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and to serve the students and families. 

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-six years.  Prior to becoming the principal here, I worked with students from Pre-K through 8th grade in a variety of roles. I have been a gifted education and regular education teacher, an English language development instructor,  an English expression teacher,  as well as a Pre-K-6 elementary principal.  I am thrilled to utilize my skills as an educational leader at Coalmont Elementary School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

On a personal note, my husband and I have lived in the Upper Cumberland area in Tennessee for the past 8 years.  My husband and I have children living in Alaska, Mississippi, and various cities in Tennessee.   I love the Grundy County area and all this community offers.  I am proud to be part of the Grundy County School District, one that values high standards by providing rich learning experiences for all students.  

I view education as a life-long process and continue to learn from our students, teachers, and parents at Coalmont.   Most importantly, I believe that students are at the center of all school-related decisions.  Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible.  I look forward to meeting you soon!  


Mary Lee Merritt-Boyd