Principal's Message

My name is Janice Irvin and I am so proud to serve you as the Principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School.  Lynn Garden has a long history of being a tightly knit community that values family and learning.  It's a JOY to come to work here each day. 


Within the Kingsport City Schools system I have been a Pre-K/Head Start teacher at the V.O. Dobbins Center, a Kindergarten teacher at Jackson Elementary, a 2nd/3rd Grade multi-age teacher at Washington Elementary, and I spent 3 years as the Associate Principal at Jefferson Elementary.  It's hard to believe but this will be my sixth year serving you as the Proud Principal of Kennedy Elementary.  I cannot imagine a better place to work!  I am a person who values communication, and relationships, so please let me know if you need anything. 


Kennedy provides our Lynn Garden community with a educational experience that will insure college/career/technical training and/or military readiness. These are the years that in many ways will shape the person your child(ren) will become, and we are so proud that you have chosen Kennedy to be the place where your child’s talents can be strengthened.  We believe in educating the “whole child”.  What that means is that we are not only here for academics.  Our goal is to support your child(ren) to be healthy physically, emotionally, socially, and have strong academic experiences.  We welcome your feedback, and value you as a partner!


Hear us H.O.W.L!







Janice Irvin

Proud Principal

Kennedy Elementary