Anne Marie Pierce

Anne Marie Pierce is a native of Kingsport and has been teaching for 19 years in Tennessee public schools. She holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction, with an emphasis in Special Education. Throughout her career, she has served various district-wide literacy initiatives as a district teacher leader, and she redelivered state professional development training.  Her most recent teaching experience has been working with students who have special needs, in grades 6-8, providing ELA and Math intervention as well as supporting grade level curriculum access. Anne Marie is passionate about ALL students having access to high quality curriculum and materials, in order to show personal growth, and narrow achievement gaps.

She and her husband, Jonathan, reside in Kingsport with their teenage daughters, Abigail and Anna-Claire. Abigail attends East Tennessee State University and Anna-Claire is a freshman at Dobyns-Bennett High School.

    The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.


    223 North Main Street
    P.O. Box 1508
    Greeneville, TN 37744


    (423) 820-8181


    (423) 588-5933