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Hope Bryson
Bryson, Hope
Teacher ELA Middle School 6-8

I have always lived in Dickson County, with the exception of my college years. I graduated from Dickson County High School and Martin Methodist College. I started teaching at Creek Wood High School in 2005, and I moved to New Directions Academy in 2009. I have been teaching English to grades 6-8 at NDA ever since. In my free time I like to knit and watch knitting videos on YouTube. My favorites are The Fat Squirrel Speaks, The Bakery Bears, and Stranded Dyeworks Podcast. I enjoy reading, and one of my favorite authors is Cathy Lamb. When I choose texts for my classes, I try to pick ones I think my students will be interested in. Part of the challenge in getting students to become readers is putting the right books in their hands at the right time. 

Hargis, Britney
Educational Assistant Middle School 6-8
Marcia Hazelgrove
Hazelgrove, Marcia
Educational Assistant Middle School 6-8 ILS/ISS
I am blessed to be the wife of an amazing husband and mother to seven wonderful children. I am constantly going and there is never a dull moment in my life. I love working at NDA. The students and faculty are amazing. I love being able to help the students and watch them grow academically, socially, and behaviorally. 
I started working for the Dickson County School System as a substitute when my family and I moved here from Hardeman County in 2015. I got hired on at NDA at the end of 2015/beginning of 2016. I work as an Educational Assistant in Middle School 6th-8th and middle school ILS/ISS and head up the incentive committee. I implemented a "Student of the Week" program this year. I take pride in everything I do and especially the interaction I have with our students each day.  
Poppendorf, David
Teacher Social Studies/Science Middle School 6-8
Rolston, April
Teacher Math Middle School 6-8
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