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Dr. Mason I want to welcome families to New Directions Academy. My name is Rhiannon Mason. I grew up in Cross Plains, TN. From an early age, my family repeated education was the ticket to anything you wanted to be or anywhere you wanted to go. I knew early on I wanted to be a teacher, I just couldn't figure out what it was I wanted to teach. I graduated from East Robertson High School in 1996. It was after my Freshman year of college I decided I wanted to be a history teacher. I graduated from APSU in 2000 with a degree in history, but I had changed my mind and worked instead at an investment company in Nashville. After the birth of my oldest son Seth, I got a phone call for a job teaching history at Springfield High School. I taught for 7 years and loved it. Around 2005 I furthered my education and earned my master's degree in Administration. In 2007, my youngest son Fisher was born. The next year, I was named Assistant Principal at Springfield High School. After three years in that role my husband Josh and my family moved to Dickson, TN. He was named Director of Secondary Education in Dickson and I worked at Stuart Burns Elementary School. I worked two years there and had the opportunity to work on the Hill at Dickson County High School as an Assistant Principal for four years. During that time I earned my Ed.D.  I transferred to NDA in 2017. It has been a wonderful experience and I have learned a lot. There is never a dull moment and it is a great opportunity to make positive changes .
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