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My name is Lesley Doherty, and I am a 4th grade teacher at Alcoa Intermediate School. I have been teaching for 25 years now (hard for me to believe!), 22 of them with Alcoa City. I started out by completing my internship at Alcoa Elementary in intermediate multiage, before moving on to teach 8th grade for 3 years at Sweetwater Junior High. Since returning to Alcoa, I have taught both 3rd,4th & 5th grade. I attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, receiving my Masters in Elementary Education after finishing Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Advertising.  I later completed my Educational Specialist degree at Lincoln Memorial University. My family moved to Tennessee from Ohio in 1985 and still lives in the area. We have family scattered across the globe which developed a love of travel in me from an early age. I enjoy trying to connect my travel experiences to my classroom content whenever possible! I look forward to working with you and your families!




  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Bachelor of Science, Communications/Advertising


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Master of Science, Elementary Education


  • Lincoln Memorial University

Educational Specialist, Curriculum & Instruction