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Billirene Crosby
Crosby, Billirene
Special Education Assistant
The kids call me Ms. Bebe. I attended O'More College of Design. I have been teaching a SPED Assistant for 2 years and have been at Centennial for 2 years. Before that, I taught Pre K at Nashville Christian School for 5 years. My favorite thing about my job is all the fun people I work with at Centennial! I am married and have 4 children and 1 grandson. 
Wendy Daniels
Daniels, Wendy
Special Education Assistant
The kids call me Miss Wendy. I have been teaching 3rd grade inclusion for 3 years and have been at Centennial for 5 years. Before that, I taught preschool for 20 years. My favorite thing about my job is watching the kids grow. I have 4 children.  
Jessica Donnerstag
Donnerstag, Jessica
Speech Teacher

The kids call me Mrs. Jessica. I graduated from The Community College of the Air Force in 2006, Middle Tennessee State University in 2008, and Tennessee State University in 2015. I have been providing speech, language, and fluency therapy for 11 years and have been at Centennial for 7 years. My favorite thing about my job is watching my students grow and progress through the years. "Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson

Biancia Kamis
Kamis, Biancia
Special Education Assistant
Starla Miller
Miller, Starla
Special Education Assistant
The kids call me Mrs. Starla. I graduated from DCHS in 1982. I have been a teaching assistant in 2nd grade for 6 years and have been at Centennial for 13 years. Before that, I was an assistant at Oakmont for 10 years. My favorite thing about my job is seeing kids have their "light bulb" moments. I am married and have 3 children. "There is no failure except in no longer trying." - Elbert Hubbard
Paula Nokes
Nokes, Paula
ELL Teacher
The kids call me Ms. Paula. I graduated from MTSU in 1980 and Trevecca in 2008. I have been teaching ESL for 13 years and have been at Centennial for 6 years. Before that, I taught 4th and 5th grade for 6 years, preschool for 11 years, and was a substitute teacher for 5 years. My favorite thing about my job is my students. I am married and have 2 children and 1 grandchild.
Alicia Payne
Payne, Alicia
Special Education Teacher

The kids call me Mrs. Alicia. I graduated from Austin Peay in 2000. I have been an interventionist at Centennial for the past 12 years. My favorite thing about my job is helping students find success in the hard things. I am married and have 2 children. "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

Deborah Prichard
Prichard, Deborah
Speech Teacher
The kids call me Ms. Debbie. I graduated from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. I have been a Speech Therapist for 35 years and have been at Centennial for 20 years. My favorite thing about my job is working with my students. I am married and have 3 children, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. 
Annette Richards
Richards, Annette
Special Education Teacher
The kids call me Mrs. Annette. I graduated from MTSU in 2000. I have been teaching special education for 5 years and I have been at Centennial for the past 10 years. My favorite thing about my job is that I get to spend each day helping children unlock their curiosity and unraveling their uniqueness.
Jessi Russell
Russell, Jessi
Special Education Assistant
The kids call me Mrs. Jessi.  I have been a paraeducator for 9 years at Centennial. My favorite thing about my job is when I see children become successful at things that are not easy for them or that they may have once struggled with. I am married and have 3 children. "By perseverance the snail reached the ark." - Charles Spurgeon
Kim Walton
Walton, Kim
Special Education Teacher
The kids call me Mrs. Kim. I graduated from Blue Mountain College in 2009. I have been teaching Special Education for 2 years and have been at Centennial for 10 years. My favorite thing about my job is helping ALL children learn. I am married and have 3 children. "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." -Robert F. Kennedy
Petra Wattigney
Wattigney, Petra
Special Education Teacher
The kids call me Ms. Petra. I graduated from Union University in 2018. I have been teaching Special Education for 2 years and have been at Centennial for 2 years. My favorite thing about my job is my students. 
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