Mr. Porter received his bachelors degree in Psychology at UTK in 1975; his masters degree was attained in 1984 with a concentration in Educational Administration. Mr. Porter began his career in Blount County schools as a substitute teacher when he was a student at UTK. He started full-time as a teacher in Blount County in 1978 at Bungalow. He has taught and coached at a multitude of schools in the Blount County school system. In 2005, Mr. Porter was promoted to an assistant principal at William Blount.