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Mr.  Jim  Boles
Upper School
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Principal's Bio

Upper School Principal

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Education: BA - History, Minor - Education University of Tennessee

MS - Curriculum & Instruction - University of Tennessee

Ed.S. - K-12 Administration - Tennessee Tech

Why are you at CSAS? I am at CSAS for a lot of reasons. The first is I had an opportunity to intern here while getting my masters degree. A professor at the University of Tennessee named Ted Hipple saw CSAS as one of the best philosophies of education actually being carried out and he wanted his students to be a part of it. Thankfully, 22 years later, I am still able to be a part of it. That wouldn't be the case though without the incredibly humbling efforts of both students, parents, and teachers who made it possible for me to stay when cuts were being implemented in the system. I am truly grateful. I am also grateful that I have a daughter who is a graduate of CSAS and two boys working toward that goal.   I know they have gotten and are getting a quality education, but most importantly it all takes place in an environment that is diverse and caring. I know my children are being pushed to their limits so they can be successful in life.

Family : wife Laurel, daughter Ashley, son Brett, son Chris

Favorite Sports Teams: Anything University of Tennessee, Tennessee Titans, and Atlanta Braves

Favorite Book: Anything written by CJ Box, The Hunger Games Series, My Side of the Mountain, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Count of Monte Cristo and Huckleberry Finn

Favorite Quote"It ain't easy being me!" - Chris Knight

Hobbies: Hunting, Flat water kayaking, hiking, camping, Country Music

Favorite Subject in School: US History, Lunch