The West High School Foundation (WHSF)

Mission Statement:

The West High School Foundation exists to support the students, faculty and staff at West High School through private fund-raising and financial stewardship.



  • Support academic excellence for every student

  • Encourage faculty and staff development and retention

  • Promote diversity

  • Expand technology resources

  • Improve WHS facilities



West High School is a Knox County, Tennessee public high school that is a model of a racially, economically, and academically diverse high school performing well.  Established in 1996, WHS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization administrated by a volunteer Board of Directors, and working in partnership with WHS leadership and the WHS Parent/Teacher/Student Organization (PTSO) to provide funds for educational needs not covered by government resources.


2018-2019 WHS Foundation Board Members


Indya Kincannon, President 2018-2019

Ellie Whitesell, President-Elect

Bill Maddox, Immediate Past President

Beth Breazeale, Treasurer

Eunice Norris, Secretary

Ashley Jessie, ex officio, Principal of WHS

Greg Marrett, at large



Lubna Aslam

Bob Bowman

Jed Diamond

Kristi Gordon

Dave Holladay

Tonjanita Johnson

Leanne Kersey

Mary Beth Maddox

Shannon Thackston

Rob Troxler

Johnathan Wimmer

Victoria Zurcher



Ashley Jessie, Principal, West High School

Sarah Bast, Faculty Representative

Kathleen Colbert, Faculty Representative

Paula Franklin, Faculty Representative

Lou Gallo, Faculty Representative

Robin Wilhoit, Honorary Member

Rusell Biven, Honorary Member