Faculty & Staff » Administration


Danny Combs, Principal

  • B.S. Lambuth University
  • M.Ed. Freed Hardeman University
  • Educational Career in McNairy County:
  • Taught math and coached football at AHS
  • Served as Athletic Director at AHS 
  • Taught math and coached football at McNairy Central 
  • Served as assistant principal at AES
  • He has two children, Mitchell and Haley.  

Message from the Mr. Combs

The faculty, staff, administration, parents, and other community members are united in a cooperative effort to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment where all children succeed and reach their full potential. Adamsville Elementary School is committed to provide educational experiences and opportunities that help students develop physically, socially, as well as academically. 

Steven Lambert, Assistant Principal

  • B.S. Middle Tennessee State University
  • M.Ed. Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Graduate of AES and AHS
  • Taught History and Geography and coached baseball at Knoxville South-Doyle High School
  • Taught History, Government, geography and other Social Studies classes at AHS
  • Adamsville High School Teacher of the Year 2010
  • Coached baseball and football at AHS
  • Became Assistant Principal at AES in 2017
  • Married to Gretchen Lambert
  • They have three children, daughters (Jordan and Anderson) and son (Eli) & one granddaughter (Avery)

Emily Hopper, Assistant Principal/Interventionist

  • B.S. University of Tennessee, Martin
  • M.Ed (Supervision) from Arkansas State University
  • Originally from Columbia, TN
  • Taught 7th Math at Selmer Middle School
  • Taught 6th grade Math at Adamsville Elementary
  • Became Assistant Principal at AES in 2019
  • Married to Joe Hopper
  • They have one son, Henry Hopper, 4th grader at AES