Sara Smith Noe

Sara is from Mohawk and graduated as valedictorian from West Greene High School. She is the daughter of William and Donita Smith. Sara graduated summa cum laude from Carson-Newman University with a degree in elementary education.

She was inducted into the honor societies of Alpha Chi and Kappa Delta Pi and was named the college’s Outstanding Student Teacher.

Sara previously taught at Union Heights Elementary School in Hamblen County. She is a stay-at-home mom and is involved with the youth at her church. She, her husband Russell Noe, and children, Jenna, Becca and Grant reside in Russellville, Tennessee.

    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