Graduation Coach

Mary Ellen Elkins
Mary Ellen Elkins, MAOM

I'm THRILLED to serve as the Graduation Coach at my high school alma mater! I love being in a position to coach high school students on their road to achieving their diploma and planning their next steps after graduation. I live in Rogersville with my husband, Matthew, and my children, Hank & Clara. I'm an alumna of Sigma Kappa Sorority and an active member of Rogersville Presbyterian Church.


Bachelor of Arts in English, East Tennessee State University

Master of Organizational Management, Tusculum University

What can a Graduation Coach do for you?

  • Connections - with local professionals through Informational Interviews
  • Identify Barriers or obstacles on the road to graduation
  • Encouragement - empower you to make the best decisions for your education and future
  • Recover Credits - regain failed credits through Credit Recovery
  • Identify Resources to support you both during high school and after graduation
  • Lay a solid foundation for future plans with a Graduation Checklist
  • Personality Assessments - to help align your career with your interests and strengths
  • Stay on track with local and state graduation requirements

How can you support Hawkins County students?

Informational Interviews are informal, short conversations between a high school student and a local professional. They allow students to learn firsthand information from a direct source and allow local businesses to recruit quality employees. Students ask questions about local jobs, careers & training and are able to make a more informed decision about their education and future. Click here if you are willing to have a short conversation with a student about your job or career!
Hawkins County Board of Education has many skilled and talented students who are eager to learn the skills necessary to transition to the workplace upon graduation.  We are actively seeking to form partnerships with local businesses and industries to place our students in educational work-based learning and internship experiences. If you feel your business or industry could participate in one of these programs please complete the form below and someone from our office will contact you. If you wish to speak to someone directly you may call Dr. Brandon Williams at 423-272-7629 ext. 2007.  Hire a Student Request Form
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