Staff Directory

Jim Akins
Akins, Jim
Science Teacher
Nikki Akins
Akins, Nikki
Education & Training - Career & Technical Teacher
Marty Allison
Allison, Marty
Digital Arts & Design - Career & Technical Teacher
Stephanie Allison
Allison, Stephanie
11th Grade Counselor
Jennifer Alt
Alt, Jennifer
Health Science Education - Career & Technical Teacher
Denice Bailey
Bailey, Denice
English Teacher
Bridget Baron
Baron, Bridget
English Teacher
Karen Bateman
Bateman, Karen
Mathematics Teacher
Brad Beaubien
Beaubien, Brad
Science Teacher
Karen Bell
Bell, Karen
Special Education Assistant
Don Berry
Berry, Don
Welcome Center
Greg Breese
Breese, Greg
Mathematics Teacher
Ryan Brinkmann
Brinkmann, Ryan
Social Studies Teacher
Reasha Brown
Brown, Reasha
ISS Monitor
Donna Bryant
Bryant, Donna
Social Studies Teacher
Chris Cardona
Cardona, Chris
Science Teacher
Crissie Carpenter
Carpenter, Crissie
Centerstone Therapist
Teresa Chandler
Chandler, Teresa
Special Education Teacher
Joel Clark
Clark, Joel
Mathematics Teacher
Jeff Clifton
Clifton, Jeff
PLTW (STEM) - Career & Technical Teacher
Alicia Corlew
Corlew, Alicia
Amy Crowder
Crowder, Amy
English Teacher
Chuck Daniel
Daniel, Chuck
Physical Education and Social Studies Teacher
Dawson, Thomas (Mark)
Residential & Commercial Construction - Career & Technical Teacher
Kristen Deaton
Deaton, Kristen
College Adviser
Kay Dodd
Dodd, Kay
Spanish Teacher
After graduating from Lipscomb University as an English Secondary Education major and Spanish minor, I have continued to learn every day while teaching in Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Kentucky over the last 35 years. I obtained a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction while in West Virginia. 
My husband of 40+ years and I are proud of our two married children and three grandchildren who call us "Coach" and "KK."
Being a member of the DCHS family/faculty is a highlight, honor, and blessing. I feel Cougar Pride each day!!
Cindy Donaldson
Donaldson, Cindy
Educational Assistant
Jessica Dotson
Dotson, Jessica
Mathematics Teacher
Dan Dufty
Dufty, Dan
Social Studies Teacher
Stejana Fernandez
Fernandez, Stejana
Mathematics Teacher
Amy Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald, Amy
Melinda Fortner
Fortner, Melinda
Assistant Principal
Cindy Freeman
Freeman, Cindy
Choral Teacher
Steven Gerber
Gerber, Steven
JROTC Teacher
Teresa Gill
Gill, Teresa
Office Administration Secretary
Caitlyn Gitchell
Gitchell, Caitlyn
Agriculture - Career & Technical Teacher
Marilyn Gooch
Gooch, Marilyn
Spanish Teacher
Leslie Gray
Gray, Leslie
Social Studies Teacher
Earlene Green
Green, Earlene
Educational Assistant
Brenda Greene
Greene, Brenda
Library Assistant
Robin Gunn
Gunn, Robin
10th Grade Counselor
Kimberly Hale
Hale, Kimberly
Mathematics Teacher
Sonya Hall
Hall, Sonya
Rachel Hedge
Hedge, Rachel
Fine Arts Teacher
Bryan Henson
Henson, Bryan
Music Teacher and Band Director
Tina Hogin
Hogin, Tina
Educational Assistant
Joey Holley
Holley, Joey
Kristy Hollinsworth
Hollinsworth, Kristy
Fine Arts Teacher
Donna Holt
Holt, Donna
12th Grade Counselor
Jennifer Howington
Howington, Jennifer
Social Studies Teacher
Lisa Johnson
Johnson, Lisa
ELL Teacher
Blake Jones
Jones, Blake
Social Studies Teacher
Sandy Jones
Jones, Sandy
Guidance Secretary
Carrie Joyce
Joyce, Carrie
English Teacher
Betty Karpowecz
Karpowecz, Betty
Spanish Teacher
Franklin King
King, Franklin
Science Teacher
Diane Klein
Klein, Diane
Shannon Kwiatkowski
Kwiatkowski, Shannon
English Teacher
Tina Littleton
Littleton, Tina
Valerie Littleton
Littleton, Valerie
Social Studies Teacher
Stefan Logan
Logan, Stefan
Architectural & Engineering Design - Career & Technical Teacher
Tony Longtin
Longtin, Tony
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair - Career & Technical Teacher
Laura Love
Love, Laura
Special Education Teacher
Paul Makowski
Makowski, Paul
Mathematics Teacher
Patricia Manley
Manley, Patricia
Mathematics Teacher
Dawn Martin
Martin, Dawn
Bookkeeper - Office Administration
Jennifer Mattio
Mattio, Jennifer
Educational Assistant
Cody McCallister
McCallister, Cody
Business Management & Administration - Career & Technical Teacher
Rhonda McElroy
McElroy, Rhonda
Special Education Teacher
Michael Meise
Meise, Michael
Choral Teacher
Valarie Milan
Milan, Valarie
Transition Coordinator
Robyn Miller
Miller, Robyn
English Teacher
Carol Moore
Moore, Carol
Charles Mullins
Mullins, Charles
SRO Officer
Randy Murphree
Murphree, Randy
Physical Education Teacher and Football Head Coach
Emily D Murphy
Murphy, Emily D
9th Grade Counselor
This is my sixteenth year in the Dickson County school system and my first at DCHS, and I am so excited to return home to the Hill.

I attended DCHS and graduated in 1998. I attended college in Cookeville, TN at Tennessee Technological University. I recieved my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (1-8) and my Master's Degree in School Counseling. I completed my Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in Guidance and Counseling from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee in August, 2005. I am married to Chad Murphy, and we have a son, Cooper, and another son on the way.

My counseling philosophy is student-centered and solution-focused. I am really enjoying my role in encouraging all children to strive for their personal best, and I am thrilled to be working with and assisting the students, teachers, administrators, and parents whom I so highly regard. 
Harold Murrell
Murrell, Harold
Physical Education Teacher
Lori Neblett
Neblett, Lori
Educational Assistant
Bert Newberry
Newberry, Bert
Softball Head Coach
Christa Nichols
Nichols, Christa
Fine Arts Teacher
George Nolte
Nolte, George
Science Teacher
Rodney Parker
Parker, Rodney
Physical Education Teacher and Baseball Head Coach
John Patterson
Patterson, John
Criminal Justice - Career & Technical Teacher
Marie Peeler
Peeler, Marie
Cheyenne Perkins
Perkins, Cheyenne
English Teacher
Mandy Pewitt
Pewitt, Mandy
Educational Assistant
Mitch Pierce
Pierce, Mitch
Virtual High School Teacher
Nelson Pierce
Pierce, Nelson
Physical Education Teacher
Pattye Post
Post, Pattye
Mathematics Teacher
Randy Powers
Powers, Randy
JROTC Teacher
Jay Powlas
Powlas, Jay
Residential & Commercial Construction - Career & Technical Teacher and Athletic Director
Curtis Primm
Primm, Curtis
Special Education Assistant
Nikki Pulley
Pulley, Nikki
Instructional Coach
Edward Rakus
Rakus, Edward
Science Teacher
Ginger Regen
Regen, Ginger
Health Science Education - Career & Technical Teacher
Angela Richardson
Richardson, Angela
Mathematics Teacher
Sara Robertson
Robertson, Sara
English Teacher
Cheryl Roth
Roth, Cheryl
Special Education Teacher
Sheila Salewsky
Salewsky, Sheila
Special Education Teacher
Bachelors Degree in Special Education from Austin Peay State University
Inclusion Teacher
Senior Class Coordinator
Margie Shelby
Shelby, Margie
French Teacher
Risa Sims
Sims, Risa
ELL English Teacher
Sheri Sinks
Sinks, Sheri
Health Science Education - Career & Technical Teacher
Curtis Southerland
Southerland, Curtis
Fine Arts Teacher

As an art educator, I strive to provide the highest quality learning environment and opportunity to students by means of preparation, constant planning and reflection that will allow student mastery of daily objectives. The design and goal of my classroom is to make students feel safe and comfortable while preparing them for the responsibility and expectations of the real world. Honest communication to self and each other is the classroom's foundation for learning together and building strong student/teacher relationships. Mistakes are expected as part of the learning process and responded to in a constructive way. A rigorous classroom is evident every day as students show accountability and problem-solving skills through daily group interactions.

I obtained my formal education from Freed-Hardeman University, University of Tennessee, and Austin Peay State University and hold a Bachelors in Fine Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus in non-profit administration and also a Masters in Education. Experience includes: nine years of private instruction, six years as a corporate gallery curator, ten years teaching at the public elementary level, as well as my current position at DCHS.

Eva Spicer
Spicer, Eva
Special Education Assistant
Rachel Stephens
Stephens, Rachel
Health Science Education - Career & Technical Teacher
Vickie Stevens
Stevens, Vickie
Social Studies Teacher

I have been teaching in Dickson County since 1984. For the first fifteen years at Dickson Junior High (DMS today). Since then I’ve been with DCHS, (my alma mater) teaching both World Geography and World History. I graduated from MTSU with a Bachelor’s degree and am certified in History, World Geography and Physical Education grades 9-12.

One of my favorite quotes is from George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” I try to make learning history enjoyable by relating it to things in the present. My hope is that students will never stop learning and loving to learn. 

Kelly Stevenson
Stevenson, Kelly
Physical Education Teacher
Whitney Stock
Stock, Whitney
Human Services - Career & Technical Teacher
Randall Sullivan
Sullivan, Randall
English Teacher
Adam Taylor
Taylor, Adam
Science Teacher
Maria Thornton
Thornton, Maria
Spanish Teacher
Wendy Tidwell
Tidwell, Wendy
School Nurse
Jason Tigert
Tigert, Jason
Social Studies Teacher and Basketball Head Coach
Christy Tuck
Tuck, Christy
Mathematics Teacher
Toni Tucker
Tucker, Toni
Physical Education Teacher
Brenda Vaughan
Vaughan, Brenda
Special Education Teacher
Jeremy Wall
Wall, Jeremy
SRO Officer
Jason Wallace
Wallace, Jason
Agriculture - Career & Technical Teacher
My Name is Jason Wallace, Agriculture Teacher at Dickson County High School. I am a 2000 graduate of McEwen High School, where I was active in the FFA and played varsity baseball. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Education from Tennessee Tech University (#wingsup) in 2005. I served as a State FFA Officer from 2001-2002. I received a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.

I enjoy teaching Agriculture, as it is our nations oldest and most important industry. I have a deep passion for the FFA and the impact it has on students' lives. My classroom goals include teaching you what you want to be, what you don't want to be and how to be a productive citizen no matter your chosen career.

I still live in Mcewen, with my lovely wife and two wonderful children. My hobbies include hunting, fishing and farming. 
Erin Webb
Webb, Erin
Physical Education Teacher and Girls Basketball Head Coach
Regina Webster
Webster, Regina
Assistant Principal
Trae Weiss
Weiss, Trae
Assistant Principal - Career & Technical
Mark West
West, Mark
French Teacher
Karen Willey
Willey, Karen
Special Education Teacher
I graduated from Austin Peay State University in 1984 with a B.S. w/certification in Special Education. In 1989, I received an M.A.Ed. from Austin Peay State University in Special Education. In 1992, I became certified in Administration and Supervision in grades K-8 and in grades 7-12.

My professional goal is to assist all students I teach, not only in reaching their full academic potential, but to also assist these students in reaching their life goals. My personal goals are to continue to love God, my family (proud grandmother of one amazing baby boy), and my coworkers and friends.
Paul Williams
Williams, Paul
Science Teacher
Troy Williams
Williams, Troy
Assistant Principal
Anna Wilson
Wilson, Anna
Mathematics Teacher
Charlotte Wisdom
Wisdom, Charlotte
Attendance Secretary
Kerri Woodard
Woodard, Kerri
English Teacher
Milton Wuertz
Wuertz, Milton
Science Teacher
Ellen Yancey
Yancey, Ellen
English Teacher
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