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 Our Staff 

Executive Director and Project Director: 

Denise J. Dean is passionate about and committed to the betterment of children. She uses her corporate experience and elementary school teacher training in service to creating a high-quality educational and developmental experience for your children.

Freedom School Literacy Curriculum Consultant: 

Evetty Satterfield has championed youth for over 10 years! She holds a Special Ed degree from Alabama A&M University and a Masters in Social Work from Washington Universtiy in St. Louis. She has served in various capacity with Children's Defense Fund Freedom School for a total of 8 years. She believes that the key to educating our scholars are educators who are able to love our kids unconditionally and remove any and every barrier for them to achieve success.

East Knoxville

Site Coordinator:

Kiara Blain


Servant Leader Interns: 

(3 Openings Remain)

Libby Dayhuff 

Neyasha Honorable 

Jazmyne Page 


Site Coordinator:

Sierra Cotham


Servant Leader Interns: 

(3 Openings Remain)

Blount County

Site Coordinator:


Servant Leader Interns: 

(2 Openings Remain)

Caleb Moore 



Research Team: Dr. Chonika Coleman-King, Dr. Susan Groenke, Kay Tate (STM)