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Chantel Jones
Chantel Jones
First Grade Teacher

My name is Chantel Jones. I attended Murray State University.  I began teaching in 2010. I’ve taught first grade the whole time. When I was in second grade and moved to a new school in the middle of the year, the teacher was so patient and awesome. She had such a fun class and she taught me how to write in cursive. I like how we do fun things in our class that I can say in the hallway and they know exactly what to do. Our classroom climate rocks!

Karen Lagan
Karen Lagan
First Grade Teacher

My name is Karen Lagan. I attended Austin Peay State University. I began teaching in 1993.  I have taught academics in kindergarten through second, and fifth/sixth split.  I love working with children and I wanted to be with my own children throughout their education. My husband and my own children inspired me to become a teacher. I love seeing their eyes light up when they accomplish a goal such as reading a book for the first time or solving a problem. I also love it when they accidently say “mom” instead of Mrs. Lagan, this really feels my heart. If you are comfortable enough to call someone mom, you feel loved. 

Tricee Turner
Tricee Turner
First Grade Teacher

My name is Tricee Turner. I attended Lipscomb University. I began teaching in 2010.  I have taught kindergarten and first grade. I want to make a difference in the lives of students as an African American teacher. My inspiration comes from my daughter’s kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Jane Wallace. She recommended I get a degree in Education.  I love to see them show improvement in subject areas. It  fills my heart with joy to see them get excited when they learn something new. 

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