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Randall Allen Gilmore


Director of Teacher Education


School of Education

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: Kline, 208

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From the Compline of the Common Prayer pocket edition comes this quote, which is perfect for Teacher Education...."This is what we are about: we plant seeds that will one day grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities. We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and do it well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker. We are workers, not master builders, ministers not messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.''


I graduated from King in 1985 and later received an MA from Milligan in education and an Ed.S from Lincoln Memorial University in curriculum and instruction, as well as in administration. After almost 30 years in public education as a coach, teacher, and administrator, I hope to use my experience to prepare the next generation of educators for the realities of 21st century teaching. 

I am married to Beth, an elementary teacher, and have two grown sons, Caleb and Seth. I enjoy running, biking, lifting, and reading.


Ed.S, Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University

MA, Education, Milligan

BA, History, King

Courses recently taught

EDUC 2030 LECT Introduction to Teaching, Grades Pre K-12
EDUC 2031 LECT Introduction to Teaching Practicum, Grades K-12
EDUC 3390 LECT Secondary Curriculum and Methods
EDUC 3600 LECT Assessment and Evaluation
EDUC 4470 LECT Student Teaching Grades K-5
EDUC 4490 LECT Student Teaching Grades 6-12
EDUC 4490 PRAC Student Teaching Grades 6-12
EDUC 4660 LECT Student Teaching K-12
EDUC 4660 PRAC Student Teaching K-12
EDUC 4700 LECT Clinical Teaching Practicum
EDUC 4700 PRAC Clinical Teaching Practicum
EDUC 4950 LECT Capstone Seminar, K-12