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Shannon Allen
Allen, Shannon
8th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Lipscomb University
Started teaching in: 2014
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with my students that last a lifetime!
3 things I love: Friends (TV Show), Shopping, Spending time with friends and family
Favorite quote: Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Greg Breese
Breese, Greg
8th Grade Wellness Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN 
College attended: UT Martin, APSU, Cumberland University 
Started teaching in: 1996 
Favorite thing about my job: I love working with students and seeing them grow in knowledge. 
3 things I love: sports/coaching / seeing others work hard and succeed
Favorite quote: "The difference between the impossible and possible lies in one's determination." - Tommy Lasorda
Tracie Brown
Brown, Tracie
8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: MTSU and TSU
Started teaching in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: Helping kids find a love of history
3 things I love: my family, my friends, being on the lake
Favorite quote: "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tamela Green
Green, Tamela
8th Grade Math Teacher
Born in: Fairview, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University 
Started teaching in: 1994 
Favorite thing about my job: June and July :)
3 things I love: 1. Monster Java Vanilla Light, 2. Couponing and shopping for deals, 3. Chocolate   
Favorite quote: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Rita McClurkan
McClurkan, Rita
7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University, Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 1981
Favorite thing about my job: Helping teachers and students
3 things I love: Traveling, helping people, Church activities
Favorite quote: "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa
Smith, Kasie
7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher
Chip Sullivan
Sullivan, Chip
7th/8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Born in: Burns, TN
College attended: MTSU, CSU Pueblo
Started teaching/coaching in: 2001
Favorite thing about my job: Putting on the show for the Youth of America
3 things I love: My dog, Pigg; Paddle Boarding; Bicycling on very smooth roads
Favorite quote: "Life is nothing but the living of it."
Rusty Wells
Wells, Rusty
7th/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Tennessee Tech University
Started Teaching in: 2003
Favorite thing about my job: Inspiring young minds to believe the impossible
3 things I love: Travel, Sports, Travel
Favorite quote: "Do what you can, with what you have, where your are." - Teddy Roosevelt
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