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Mackenzie Burgess
Burgess, Mackenzie
6th Grade Math/Science Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN 
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University, Bachelor's and Master's 
Started teaching in: 2016 
Favorite thing about my job: The kids! 
3 things I love: Reading, Trying new recipes, and Spending time with my family
Favorite quote: "Do your little bit of good where you are. It's those bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." -Archbishop Desmond Tutu 
Chase Clark
Clark, Chase
6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies
Born in: Erin, TN 
College attended: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
Started teaching in: 2019 
Favorite thing about my job: Watching kids grow through the year and creating lasting memories with them. 
3 things I love: Basketball, Country Music, and Philadelphia Eagles Football 
Favorite quote: "Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise." - Kobe Bryant 
Jake Fuson
Fuson, Jake
6th Grade Social Studies
Born in: Cincinnati, Ohio 
College attended: Austin Peay State University 
Started teaching in: 2012 
Favorite thing about my job: The kids
3 things I love: My wife, my family, my job
Kristie Harp
Harp, Kristie
6th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN 
College attended: Austin Peay State University 
Started teaching in: 2017 
Favorite thing about my job: It's never boring! 
3 things I love: Flynn (my dog), llamas, and crafting 
Roxan Vandivort
Vandivort, Roxan
6th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Kingsville, Texas
Colleges attended: University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Freed Hardeman University
Started in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Helping to inspire future scientists to be inquisitive and tenacious
3 things I love: family/friends, running, and reading
Favorite quote:  "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas Edison
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