Jessica Ware. She is from Estill Springs, TN. She teaches math and science at the Knowledge Nook. Jessica loves playing disc golf and hiking. She also does lots of puzzles and loves to sew.

Avery Wert was one of Joy's students, first at the School of the Good Shepherd and then at the Knowledge Nook. Now, she helps with tutoring and art lessons. 

Wilma is queen of the Nook, who looks down on all her underlings, when she isn't playing with paper


Tent Sale! Saturday, June 22nd,In front of the Nook, 10-4

Starting in July:

  • 2nd Friday of the Month (July 12th) Teen Night
    Teens invited to Nook for animal art inspired by Charlie Harper
  • Weekly Art Classes
    All classes are open to adults, from 5-6 at the Knowledge Nook.
    • Tuesday: Art Journaling
    • Wednesday: Acrylic Painting
    • Thursday: Art as Therapy

Betty was the Nook's on staff veiled chameleon. She was with the Nook since the beginning. Sadly, Betty recently became one with the Force. She would have wanted us to remember the wise words of Yoda. "Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter." Betty will be succeeded as on staff chameleon by AJ. 

Our goal is simple: To create learning success stories, one student at a time.

Since we opened our doors in 2015, the Knowledge Nook has been helping students fulfill their potential. We do this through personalized instruction, working hand-in-hand with the student’s classroom teachers for the most efficient learning.

Welcome to The Knowledge Nook!

Joy Snead, Owner / Operator, Opened the Knowledge Nook in May of 2015. She brings over 20 years of experience teaching at Sewanee Children;s Center and the School of the Good Shepherd.

Our Staff

"He who works with his hands is a laborer
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman
He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart, is an artist"
-St. Francis of Assisi