• Staff

    Joann Anderson
    Joann Anderson
    Secretary
    Loran Anderson
    Loran Anderson
    8th Grade Literacy Teacher
    I have a M.A.T. from Trevecca Nazarene University and a B.S. in English from Austin Peay University. Dolly Parton once said, "Find out who you are and do it on purpose". My goal in the classroom is to help the student find out the learner they are and do it with intention.
    April Baehr
    April Baehr
    Assistant Principal
    I received my B.S. in Elementary Ed. From Southeastern Louisiana University and a M.Ed. in Supervision and Administration from TSU. My goals for DMS students are to challenge each student to reach their full potential academically, emotionally, physically, and socially in a safe, nurturing school environment.
    Brian Baker
    Brian Baker
    Health/PE Teacher
    I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Physical Education and Health. My vision is to create an environment full of learning experiences that will not only instill respect and teamwork but will also generate a passion for physical fitness and health that will last a life time. My goal is to make education fun and purposeful striving to promote long term carryover of healthy life skills. With a variety of diverse teaching methods, I believe all students can learn and have fun while doing it.
    Karen Bell
    Karen Bell
    Educational Assistant
    I have taught at Dickson Middle School since 1996. My goal is for my students to learn to their fullest potential.
    Jessica Blackwell
    Jessica Blackwell
    Student Resource Officer
    I have been a Dickson Police Officer since June 2001. I taught DARE at Oakmont Elementary and really enjoyed getting to know those children, so I applied for the School Resource Officer position. I have been a School Resource Officer since August 2011. I started at the Dickson County High School my first year and came to Dickson Middle School the next year. I have enjoyed getting to know these children and love watching them grow.
    Terra Bragg
    Terra Bragg
    7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
    I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with my B.S. in secondary history education with a focus on political science in 2015. I believe that students can reach their fullest potential when they have teachers in their corner, pushing them to succeed.
    Karen Breeden
    Karen Breeden
    7th Grade Science Teacher
    Shannon Britt
    Shannon Britt
    8th Grade Math Teacher
    I earned my B.S. in Education from Austin Peay State University. I began teaching at Dickson Middle School in 2010. My goal is to help every student improve his or her conceptual understanding of the math we are learning. I want each to enter high school with confidence in their knowledge and ability to be successful.
    Bethany Brunett
    Staff Member
    William Burton
    William Burton
    Principal
    My graduate and post-graduate work was completed at Trevecca Nazarene University where I earned my teaching, administration, and educational leadership degrees. Students will grow at DMS with rigorous instruction provided by a professional cadre of teachers. I have a passion for education, and a vision that all of our students are being prepared for college or career readiness.
    Kelly Carter
    Kelly Carter
    7th Grade Science Teacher
    I completed my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Austin Peay State University. My passion to help students succeed in the classroom and to show them that I care. My vision for the classroom is to use technology as well as hands on experiments to bring our lessons to life.
    Clifton Cathey
    Clifton Cathey
    7th Grade Science Teacher
    I received my degree from Austin Peay State University. I have been teaching at Dickson Middle School since 2016. My goal is to create a love of science within each student, through engaging and rigorous science activities.
    Jessica Cook
    Jessica Cook
    7th Grade Literacy Teacher
    I earned a BA in Literature (with a minor in Spanish) from Ohio Northern University, an MA in Teaching from Grand Canyon University, and an EdS in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. I believe that literature opens our minds to opportunities and learning experiences we couldn't get anywhere else, and encourages us to dream a bigger dream. My goal is to help each of my students improve their skills in reading and writing in order to have more opportunities to be successful in whatever path they choose in life.
    Phyllis Edwards
    Phyllis Edwards
    7th Grade Literacy Teacher
    I received my BS in Elementary/ Early Childhood and my Masters in Administration and Supervision both from Trevecca University. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to achieve academic success. A child will achieve more if someone believes in them.
    Kim Estes
    Kim Estes
    Attendance Secretary
    I started working at Dickson Middle School in 2004. My hope for students (and parents) is that they realize the importance of coming to school is critical to their success not only in school but in their future careers.
    Ethan Fussell
    Ethan Fussell
    Guidance Counselor
    I received a BS in Psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a Masters in School Counseling from Austin Peay. My vision is to be a student advocate and to help students reach their academic and personal goals.
    Sara Glass
    Sara Glass
    SPED Interventionist
    After graduation from Austin Peay University in 2012 with Bachelor's in K-6 Education, I completed my graduate degree in K-12 Special Education. I have been with Dickson Middle School since 2015 working as an interventionist providing special services to our students.
    Nicole Gray
    Nicole Gray
    Math Teacher
    I am Nicole Gray, and it is my pleasure to teach your child Mathematics this school year. I am a very enthusiastic teacher who strives to bring out the best in each of my students. I have found the seventh and eighth grade years to be years of great change for my students as they begin their teenage years and begin to develop core values and ideals that will follow them the rest of their lives. My educational background includes a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Secondary Education and Marketing from Middle Tennessee State University. Adventure, discovery, exploration and creativity are experiences that I intend to provide my students. I also strive to foster a love of learning and a love for mathematics and a respect for its use In everyday life.
    Bertha Green
    Bertha Green
    ISS Assistant
    I have been with Dickson Middle School since 2013. I am the president of the FCA club and want to inspire and uplift the students here at Dickson Middle School.
    Tamela Green
    Tamela Green
    8th Grade Math Teacher
    I received a BS in Mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University and later a M.Ed in Supervision and Administration from Tennessee State University. I have been teaching here at Dickson Middle School since 1997.
    Leslie Harrison
    Leslie Harrison
    Staff Member
    I received my Bachelor's degree at Arkansas State University with a degree in Music Education and then went on to receive my Master's in Education and Administration through Travecca Nazarene University. I was a music teacher for 16 years and was lucky to teach in the same building where my three sons were attending school. My goal is to inspire our students to become more than they believe they can be.
    Rexanna Hartley
    Rexanna Hartley
    7th Grade Literacy Teacher
    I grew up in West Virginia and graduated from Glenville State College in 1996 with a B.S. in Education with a specialization in Library Media. I moved to Clarksville,TN in 1998 I have taught in WV, TN, AK, and WA. I graduated from Western Governors University in 2014 with a degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Interests and Hobbies: Roller Derby, gardening, and perusing thrift stores for the ultimate treasure. :-)
    Teresa Henry
    Teresa Henry
    Bookkeeper
    Eric Hickerson
    Eric Hickerson
    Teacher
    Ohio State Buckeye Fan, Running Fanatic... I coach the DMS Cross Country and Track Teams.
    Jennifer Hohl
    Jennifer Hohl
    8th Grade Math Teacher
    Michelle Jennette
    Michelle Jennette
    Special Education Teacher Literacy
    I received a BS in K-12 Special Education from Tennessee Technological University in 2000. I went on to further my education by completing M.Ed in P4 Special Education at Arkansas State University. I have worked with children of all ability levels in the all the years I have been teaching. I firmly believe that all children are capable of reaching their full learning potential, and as teachers we are their guides.
    Sandy Jones
    Sandy Jones
    Office Assistant
    I am a graduate of Dickson County High School. I started working at Dickson Middle School in 2006.
    Shane Joyce
    Shane Joyce
    Band Teacher
    Mr. Joyce has been the band director at DMS since the year 2000. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Tennessee Tech University, he received his Master's degree in Administration in 2006. In addition to DMS, he also works as band director at Dickson Intermediate School and the assistant director at Dickson County High School. Mr. Joyce lives in Dickson with his wife Carrie and two sons, Carter and Spencer.
    Lisa Kelley
    Lisa Kelley
    8th Grade Science Teacher
    BS Ed in Elementary Education, Austin Peay State University, MA Ed in Leadership, Austin Peay State University
    Sarah King
    Sarah King
    7th Social Studies Teacher
    I grew up in Centerville in Hickman County, went to Cornell College, received a B.A. in History, and earned a Master's Degree in Education from Tennessee State University. 
    Teaching History is certainly my passion and I adore being with middle schoolers. This is my 15th year in a classroom, and while the History hasn’t changed much, my approach to it has changed with the times. Students experience Project Based Learning, a variety of Google Apps for Education, and applying Growth Mindset to their learning. I craft lessons where students experience a blended learning environment where they are moving, thinking and accessing technology as well as some traditional approaches to learning the stories of History. I believe that as a society, we will never outgrow our need for good readers and critical thinkers, so lessons often include reading, writing and thinking. I know that both students and teachers don't learn by doing -- rather, we learn by thinking about what we have done. Too often in education, we treat learning like factory work and ask students to just do, rather than reflect. Reflection is key to learning and growth, and I am always reflecting on ways I can be a better teacher, and I think my students know I value what they think too. 
    Samantha Lambright
    Samantha Lambright
    7th Grade Literacy Teacher
    I received a BS in English with a minor in professional education. My vision is to create an engaging learning environment where students can reach goals and succeed.
    Bridget Lankford
    Bridget Lankford
    8th Grade Literacy Teacher
    Patrick Layton
    Patrick Layton
    7th Grade Math Teacher
    I received my Bachelor of Science in History and Bible (Secondary Education) from Free Will Baptist Bible College. I also received my "Highly Qualified" status in Middle School Mathematics.
    Kristen Lynch
    Kristen Lynch
    7th Grade Literacy Teacher
    I received my BS in English/Education from Austin Peay State University. My goal is to teach students in a caring and supportive manor that will foster their love of reading and writing. My vision is for all students to reach their personal academic best through rigorous and engaging learning opportunities that will help them succeed in the future.
    Cindy McClenathan
    Staff Member
    Diane McKeever
    Staff Member
    Courtney Milburn
    Staff Member
    Dana Miller
    Staff Member
    Greg Miller
    Staff Member
    Heather Minnis
    Staff Member
    Phyllis Minor
    Staff Member
    Lisa Moore
    Staff Member
    Juli Moss
    Staff Member
    Lisa Murrell
    Staff Member
    Simona Newman
    Staff Member
    Mary Beth Peery
    Staff Member
    Amber Potter
    Staff Member
    Sierra Potts
    Staff Member
    Larry Proffitt
    Staff Member
    Celeste Randall
    Staff Member
    Angela Redden
    Staff Member
    Carla Riley
    Staff Member
    Scotty Roberts
    Staff Member
    Brad Robertson
    Staff Member
    Karen Roe
    Staff Member
    Brenda Schmitt
    Staff Member
    Andrew Scott
    Staff Member
    Shwanda Shoulders
    Staff Member
    Brittney Smith
    Staff Member
    Rick Speigner
    Staff Member
    Megan Stanfill
    Staff Member
    Teresa Stavely
    Staff Member
    Billy Jean Tidwell
    Staff Member
    Melissa Tinsley
    Staff Member
    Alisha Tolley
    Staff Member
    Tracy Turnbull
    Staff Member
    Jessica Wester
    Staff Member
    Jacklyn Wilkes
    Staff Member
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