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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.
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
Jessica Daniel
Daniel, Jessica
7th/8th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN 
College attended: Austin Peay State University 
Started teaching in: 2000 
Favorite thing about my job: Connecting with students 
3 things I love: My family, Horseback riding, Sushi 
Favorite saying: Be a light, not a basket! 
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: Helping students learn math skills that will help them in the future. 
3 things I love: Couponing, Coffee, Family 
Favorite quote: "Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions." - Unknown 
Lusk, Deanna
8th Grade Math/Science Teacher
Born in: Waverly, TN
College attended:  University of Tennessee Martin and Marian University
Started teaching in 2013
Favorite thing about my job: Working with students
3 things I love: my family, crafting, vacationing
Salewsky, Lauren
8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Born in: Milan, Tennessee
College attended: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Started teaching in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Working with my students
3 things I love: Coffee, working out, and my family
Favorite quote: “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” - Elizabeth Bennet
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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