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Adams, Jessica
Teacher Assistant
Batey, Wanda
Andrea Beaubien
Beaubien, Andrea
Principal

I am married and have a son and a daughter. My husband is a teacher, also. We have a puppy named Nelly! My family loves to watch sports, travel, and do things with our church. I love to read and run. My favorite foods are coffee, bacon, and peanut butter. I have been an educator for over 20 years. 



Helen Bell
Bell, Helen
Speech

I love working with Pre-K through 5th grade students to improve their communication. This is my 7th year here at WBES. I graduated from TSU and live near the Nashville Zoo! My favorite movie is The Princess Bride!


Caitlin Bigness
Bigness, Caitlin
Instructional Coach

 Instructional Coach

I have been teaching in Dickson County for the past 8 years. This is my first year at WBES. I have been married for 5 years. We have the most precious pup, Jayci Lu. We love to spend our time loving on Jayci Lu, traveling the world, and eating yummy food. My favorite thing about coaching is assisting our teachers and staff with tools to implement in their classroom.


Holly Brooks
Brooks, Holly
Special Education Teacher

 K-2 Special Education Teacher

This is my 7th year of teaching (my 4th at WBES). I graduated from Austin Peay State University  with my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I am married and have two cats. I love to read, color, and watch movies.



Stephen Buttrey
Buttrey, Stephen
3rd Grade Teacher

 3rd Grade Teacher

This is my 5th year teaching and 2nd at WBES.  I moved to White Bluff 4 years ago from Nashville and I love it here.  I have been married to my wife Kristen, who is also a teacher, for 17 years.  We have 2 daughters, Sydnee and Hannah. Sydnee is a junior at Creek Wood and loves the art department.  Hannah is in 8th grade at William James and is the captain of the cheer squad this year. My goal every day is to make the students feel welcome and loved.  It is a joy to walk through these doors every day. I am so lucky to be a part of the Wildcat family.


Christy, Melanie
Staff Member
Sheila Clifford
Clifford, Sheila
3rd Grade Teacher

Third grade teacher 

I have been a teacher at WBES for 27 years! I have taught grades 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. I am married and have 1 son. I enjoy cooking, reading, traveling, and taking nature walks.


Jennifer Coffey
Coffey, Jennifer
ERC
I have two childern and a niece, Lillyan, that's awesome ! I've worked in education for Ten years and tought Pre-k for six years. I love rice crispy treats, diet cokes, shopping. and spending time with my family,friends and wonderful dog Stanley.
Racey Coffey
Coffey, Racey
3rd Grade Teacher
 

Third grade teacher

This is my third year teaching at WBES. I absolutely love teaching third grade, and I am so excited to be teaching math to all third grade students. I love crafting and anything sweet! I love being apart of the wildcat family!


Kaytlyn Cole
Cole, Kaytlyn
Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher 

This is my eighth year teaching kindergarten here at White Bluff Elementary. I graduated from APSU with a bachelors degree in elementary education and masters in reading. I am married to my high school sweetheart Garrett Cole and we have two wonderful daughters. My hobbies include running, crafting, and all things Disney.


Jesus Coreno
Coreno, Jesus
School Resource Officer

 School Resource Officer

I have been in law enforcement for 16 years and am starting my first year as a school resource officer. I have been married for 15 years and have 4 wonderful kids. I love going camping and anything to do with the outdoors. I love spending time playing sports with my boys and coaching them as well. We have several chickens and a rabbit. My biggest hobby is grilling different types of meats.

Ann Cothron
Cothron, Ann
Library


 Librarian 

I have worked for Dickson County Schools since 1993.  I love my job as the WBES Librarian.  My favorite thing to do is to read aloud to all of our Wildcats! 



Brittney Cunningham
Cunningham, Brittney
School Nurse

School Nurse

I have been a nurse for 10 years. This is my first full year at WBES. I am married and have two kids. A son that is 7 years old and a daughter that is 3 years old. I love to travel with my family! We love going to new places. Some other things I enjoy are being outdoors with my family, riding four wheelers, and fishing. I LOVE coffee and fall is my favorite season!!!

Ellen Davidson
Davidson, Ellen
1st Grade Teacher

1st Grade Teacher

I have been teaching for 21 years and have been teaching first grade here at WBES for 12 years.  

I am married with 5 children.  I love gardening and swimming.  


JP Dotson
Dotson, JP
4th Grade Teacher

Amanda Eblen
Eblen, Amanda
5th Grade Teacher


I have been in 5th grade at WBES since 2008. I teach reading, science, and math. I have one son that keeps me on the go.  My favorite food is anything on a charcuterie board.  In my free time, I love traveling and beautiful sunsets

Cynthia Faircloth
Faircloth, Cynthia
Staff Member

RTI  Interventionist

I have been teaching at WBES for 20 years.  I am married and have 1 daughter and son in law and they have a little boy who will be turning a year old very soon. Yes, I am a “CiC”i and  I love it so much. I enjoy traveling, decorating, going to the beach and shopping for unique things. I have worked with children for over 25  years and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.


Charlene Griffin
Griffin, Charlene
Staff Member

Receptionist

This is my second round working for WBES.  I am married and have three adult children and six grandchildren.  Love horseback riding, reading and gardening.


Lila Gunson
Gunson, Lila
Kindergarten Teacher

 Pre-K

In 2007, I became the first WBES Pre-K teacher. I love working with all the students and their families. I am married with 4 adult children and one dog. I enjoy volunteering at the Houston County Fair, being out and visiting family and friends.   



Madena Harrington
Harrington, Madena
First Grade
Shawna Hatley
Hatley, Shawna
Fourth Grade

 4th Grade Teacher

I began teaching in 2003, and have been apart of WBES since 2014.  I am married with three children.  I have taught Kindergarten, First, Second, Fourth, and even Eighth Grade!



Lindsay Herndon
Herndon, Lindsay
ERC Teacher
This is my second year being part of the White Bluff family. I love to travel over breaks, especially to foreign countries. When I'm not at school, you can usually find me reading a book, spending time in the sunshine, or cuddling my dogs. I have three.
Carolyn Hickerson
Hickerson, Carolyn
RTI- Reading Interventist
Hunter, Robin
Fifth Grade

 5th Grade Teacher 

I have been at WBES since 2005. I teach Social Studies and math. I have three sons and a nephew. In my free time,I love visiting new places and relaxing on the beach. 



Jackson, Mary
Computer Lab Assistant

Computer Lab Assistant

This is my third year at WBES. I graduated at Tennessee Tech University with a degree in Psychology. I am currently working on my Masters in Elementary Education.  It is an absolute pleasure being the Computer Lab teacher this year. I have been an avid user of computers since I was a child, so I am excited to share the same passion I have for computers and pass it along to the kids. I am really excited to teach all about the glorious wonders of computers!

Kim Jones
Jones, Kim
PE

This is my 28th year to be a teacher. I have taught grades 3, 4, and PE. I have a BS Degree in elementary education, grades 1-8, a Masters Degree in Administration/Supervision, and an endorsement for PE, grades K-12.  I attended Austin Peay State University on a basketball scholarship, 1987-1991.  I am married with 2 daughters - one is a Jr. at APSU, and the other a Jr. at Creekwood High School.  Some of my favorite things:  cheescake, anything Reeses, family, reading, and crossword puzzles.  My pets:  2 chickens, 1 dog, and 3 cats.  My motto:  "Do good."  I teach a Wednesday Night Bible class for 2 and 3 year olds at Burns Church of Christ.
Neva Joslin
Joslin, Neva
Staff Member
Tammy Karnes
Karnes, Tammy
Book Keeper

 Bookkeeper

This is my 14th year at WBES!  I love seeing our amazing Wildcats grow and learn!  I am married and have 2 sons.  I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and relaxing!


Niki Kelso
Kelso, Niki
Fifth Grade

 

 5th Grade Teacher

I have been in 5th grade at WBES since 2007. I teach science and math. I love technology and Google classroom. I am married with three children. In my free time, I like to make crafts and cook yummy food! 



Janine Langley
Langley, Janine
ELL

 ESL teacher

This is my 25th year working in the education world!  I love my job as an ESL teacher at WBES.  Working with our bilingual students is such a joy.  I learn as much from them as they do from me. My husband and I love boating!  We have four grown children and two grandchildren, who we adore.



Lankford, Jessica
Guidance Counselor
I've been at White Bluff Elementary for a large part of my life, since I attended school here before graduating from DCHS.  I started teaching here in 2001, and I taught 1st , 5th and 3rd grades before becomming the school counselor in 2013.My husband and I have 3 children in high school and college and in our free time we like to camp, boat, and ride our ATV's . I also love to read and do all things crafty.
Trina Lewis
Lewis, Trina
Fourth Grade
Kelly Maggart
Maggart, Kelly
First Grade
Kayla Mann
Mann, Kayla
3rd Grade Teacher

3rd Grade Teacher 

This is my 8th year as a teacher. I have taught grades first through third. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Education and a Masters Degree in ELA . Some of my favorite things include: the beach, the mountains, camping, spending time with my husband, son, and daughter, being outside, ice-cream, and M&M's. I am so blessed to be a part of the WBES Family.


Crystal McElvain
McElvain, Crystal
Second Grade

This is my eighth year teaching in Dickson County.  I am a graduate of APSU and have taught grades kindergarten through fifth.  I am married with two children and two dogs.  


Amy Mryncza
Mryncza, Amy

Distance Learning Second Grade Teacher

This is my first year teaching after graduating from Tennessee State University this Spring with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I am married with two children (Shelby and Luke) and we have four pets. We live in a log home in the woods with lots of wildlife. I love to read and spend time on the beach. My passion to work with children and help them build foundations for life is what motivated me to go back to school and I am super excited for this next chapter.



Victoria Nolan
Nolan, Victoria
Kindergarten

-Kindergarten Teacher -I have been a kindergarten teacher at WBES for 14 years.  I truly love working with children and watching their eyes light up when they are having fun learning! I am married to Michael and we live on the family farm with our four children, Emma(17), Cannon(10), Leyton(6) and Bo(4). Some things I LOVE…. spending time with my family, animals, the beach, Disney, summer, candy, swimming and being outdoors.

Andrea Owen
Owen, Andrea
Staff Member

This is my 9th year as Pre-K Assistant. My favorite is chocolate.  My motto is "Be kind."
Briana Owen
Owen, Briana

The 2019-2020 school year is my first year teaching, and I received my Bachelors of Music in Music Education in May 2019 from Austin Peay State University.  In addition to teaching, I am a photographer.  Some of my favorite things include: learning new things, traveling, spending time with my family, watching musicals, and snuggling with my Goldendoodle, Maple June.
Preston Pigg
Pigg, Preston
PE
Stephanie Ragsdale
Ragsdale, Stephanie
4th Grade Teacher

 2nd Grade Distance Learning Teacher

This is my 16th year as a teacher.  I have taught grades second through fifth.  I have a Bachelors of Science and a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision, and I'm currently back in school to get my Educational Specialist Degree. Some of my favorite things include: vanilla ice-cream, Skittles, the beach, spending time with family, and reading.  My motto is: “Treat others the way you would want to be treated.”


Donna Ruf
Ruf, Donna
3rd Grade Teacher

3rd grade teacher

   I have worked at WBES for 30 years.  I am married and have 3 adult sons. I enjoy reading, gardening, and painting.  I love to share books with my students.


Lindsay Saunders
Saunders, Lindsay
Staff Member
Kristi Smith
Smith, Kristi
Staff Member
Amy Southerland
Southerland, Amy
Staff Member/ Art Teacher

A Dickson County native, I have been at WBES for 16 years!  I am married, and a mama to three rowdy boys. I enjoy creating masterpieces with our wonderful Wildcats.


Jessica Southerland
Southerland, Jessica
Staff Member

 RTI Interventionist 

I have been teaching at WBES since 2006. I taught 1st, 4th, and 2nd Grades before moving to my current position as an interventionist. My husband and I have 3 boys: ages 11, 6, and 4. I love spending time outside with my family. We go riding in our Jeep on the weekends and love to get mud on our tires!

Stiltner, Stephanie
Speech

Speech-Language Pathologist

I have taught for nine years and transitioned to the role of Speech-Language Pathologist, after returning to school at WKU.  I am married. We live on a farm and love to be outdoors. I love to run and participate in yoga classes. I am also an avid reader.  Derek and I love to travel in our spare time.  


Glenda Sullivan
Sullivan, Glenda
Assistant Principal
Being a lifelong learner is my goal - whether in school, at church, or learning from friends and family.  My husband and I have both been educators most of our lives. When we are not working, we are happy to spend time out of state with our son and his wife and our grandson as much as we can. Because we are both English, speech, and theater teachers, my husband and I enjoy reading, performing, or watching performances.  We also enjoy traveling, playing with our four dogs, helping others, keeping up with former students, and playing trivia games.
Swaw, Reba
Taylor, Janice
Staff Member
Vicky Teal
Teal, Vicky
Staff Member

-4th Grade Teacher

I have taught in Nashville, Hickman County, and at WBES. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.  I have three adult children that live in Michigan.  



Martha Terry
Terry, Martha
Fifth Grade Teacher

 5th Grade Teacher 

I have been at WBES since 2005. I teach Social Studies and math. I have three sons and a nephew. In my free time,I love visiting new places and relaxing on the beach. 



Brittany Tidwell
Tidwell, Brittany
Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher

I have been teaching in Dickson County for 6 years now and I love every minute. I am recently married to my husband, Justin. In my spare time I enjoy shopping, reading, and spending time with my friends and family. My greatest joy is getting to spend my days with my wonderful kinder babies as I watch them grow and learn.


Sherry Weaver
Weaver, Sherry
ERC

 ERC Assistant


I have been married for 27 years with Two Daughters and five grandkids.I also drive a bus for Dickson County, I have been in the school system for 5 ½ years. I love being outside riding 4-wheeler's, side by side enjoying the lake life , and I love spending time with kids watching them learn.



Williams, Merry
Staff Member

 I am a Special Educational  Assistant. I love working with children. I am married with 2 wonderful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. My husband and I live on a farm in Charlotte.


Christina Wilson
Wilson, Christina

I am a mother of 3 wonderful, young adults.  I love reading, spending time with my family and friends, and good food.  This is my 7th year teaching, but my 3rd year teaching Special Education.  


Lisa Wise
Wise, Lisa
First Grade Teacher

1st Grade Teacher

I am a Mississippi native, and graduated from Mississippi State University (GO DAWGS!) with both a Bachelor’s (1996) and Master’s (1997) degree in Elementary Education. I began my teaching career in 1997. I am starting my 20th year here at White Bluff Elementary, but have 23 years total. I am a mother to a daughter. Her name is Aeryn.  


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