Berean Christian School Announces New Athletic Director Eric Palmer and Upper Campus Guidance Emily Fiveash!

May 7th, 2018

Berean Christian School announced the hiring of Eric Palmer as Athletic Director.

 Eric and his wife Liz  

9th Grade daughter Gracie and 6th Grade son Matthew

Eric held the same Athletic Director  position in 2008-2011. He brings a wealth of experience back to Berean Christian School. Eric worked at YOKE ministry full/part time staff, was a summer director, and led a backpacking ministry during college . He studied history and education at the University of Tennessee. He interned at Fulton High School from 1998-1999 and began teaching and coaching in Knox County Schools in 1999 at Northwest Middle. While there he worked with the track, volleyball, and coached girls’ basketball in addition joined the baseball coaching staff at West High School.

In 2004 he moved to teach and coach full time at West High School in baseball, golf, and boys’ basketball. In 2008 he came to Berean Christian School as head boys’ basketball coach and Athletic Director, while still teaching and coaching golf at WHS. In 2011 he made the move when God called him into a full time Church ministry at Sevier Heights Baptist Church.  Eric will teach in the high school in addition to his position as Athletic Director.

Eric has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Geography from the University of Tennessee and holds a Master’s in Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee.


Berean Athletics is a solid competitor in TSSAA since 2002 and earned its first State Championship in Volleyball in 2017 . In addition to volleyball, Berean competes in basketball and soccer. The school has Co-Op programs with Gibbs football and Carter golf where Freshman Cooper Hayes was named All District golfer in 2017.




Berean Christian School  announces the placement of Emily Fiveash as Upper Campus Guidance Counselor.

Mrs. Fiveash has a Bachelor’s degree from  Tennessee Tech in Secondary Education and Social Sciences. She holds a Master’s from Carson Newman University in School Counseling. Her background consists of high school counselor for 7 years, middle school counselor for 3 years, and classroom teacher for 8 years (History, Geography, Economics, Pre Algebra). She has been on staff at Berean for two years as  SOAR support staff.


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