Charter School Operator, Chief Consult, and Director of Development for Facilities,
Ed Programming and Resources
Angie Markum is a Director on Ivy’s Administration staff, developing programming, facilities and resources. She completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, with a certification in secondary level mathematics. She has taught mathematics at every grade level K-12, emphasizing logic and math, nature and art. Director Markum chose Ivy after contrasting learning at the secondary level with nature, or isolated from nature, and she concluded, “Nature WINS!”
Director Markum was awarded Teacher of the Year by her students in the 1980's. She was awarded the Environmental Administrator of the Year in 2016 for East Tennessee by the Tennessee Environmental Education Association.
She is on the State Board of Directors for Professional Educators of Tennessee, and is on the board for Youth for America/Cubed Living. She has served on the Legislative Advisory Council for Charter Schools in Tennessee and has participated in the Administrative Input Group for SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education).
In addition to her training in mathematics, Director Markum has a passion for helping others and pursued graduate level studies at Jacksonville Theological. She believes that, “Every person is a unique creation of God who deserves to develop to his or her fullest potential. Education is the essential part to developing that full potential.” Two quotes that inspire Angie are:
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” —Booker T. Washington
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” —Ronald Reagan
Angie’s hobbies include watercolor, photography, hiking, kayaking and writing. Her artwork has been published nationally, and she holds one U.S. Patent. Among the service projects in which she has participated, she has prepared gift packages for the homeless and helped annually with the Tennessee River Rescue (with Ivy).