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.


2017-2018 WHS Foundation Board Members

Jed Diamond, President
Misty Anderson, Secretary
Matt Davis, Treasurer
Jennifer Yates, PTSO President/Liaison

Virginia Babb
Patti Blevins
Bob Bowman
Beth Breazeale
Eleanor Broady
Kelly Cupp
Jed Dance
Jed Diamond
David Eldridge
Cynthia Gibson
Dr, Lynn Liao Hodge
Dr. Tonja Johnson
Curtis Jones
Leanne Kersey, M.D.
Indya Kincannon
Bill Maddox
Greg Marret
Amy Morton
Ellen Sullivan
Rich Tierney
Molly Troutman

Ashley Jessie, Principal, ex officio
Mari Brooks, Faculty Representative, ex officio
Michelle Clayton, ex officio
Lou Gallo, Faculty Representative, ex officio
Sarah Green, Faculty Representative, ex officio
Robin Wilhoit, ex officio
Russell Biven, ex officio