Principal Bio



Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Jennifer Ankney, Principal

Before becoming principal at Wilson Central High School, Dr. Ankney served as our assistant principal for four years. After graduating with her bachelor's degree in education from Penn State, she moved to Virginia where she taught preschool special education for two years. Dr. Ankney got married and moved to middle Tennessee, where she worked as a special education teacher in Smith County. Three years later, she began working as a special education teacher at Mount Juliet Middle School. She obtained her master’s degree from Carson-Newman University and was a middle school instructional coach for two years, serving West Wilson Middle School, Carroll-Oakland, and Tuckers Crossroads. She was hired as a high school assistant principal in 2018 and has been at WCHS since. She received her Educational Specialist degree and Doctorate from Carson Newman last year. She values education and loves learning.

Dr. Ankney is married to husband Jerry and has two children, Jerry Jr. and Jamie. Both boys go to Rutland Elementary. Dr. Ankney loves to read, watch her boys play baseball, and travel to bluegrass festivals in the summer.