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Sharon Adcock
Adcock, Sharon
Special Populations Teacher
Born in: Clarksville, TN
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University, Trevecca Nazarene University
Started teaching in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing student's succeed
3 things I love: Coffee/Flavored Coffee Creamer, Desk Supplies, My dog
Favorite quote: "What the mind can conceive it can achieve" - Unknown
Yvette Bishop
Bishop, Yvette
Paraprofessional
Born in: Nashville, TN
Started working with children in: 2011
Favorite thing about my job: I love seeing the excitement in students' eyes when something they’ve been struggling with finally makes sense.
3 things I love: I love anything pumpkin or lemon flavored. I have a large Christmas ornament collection. I love flamingoes.
Favorite quote: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Fun Fact: I have been married to my husband for almost 40 years. We have two daughters. I am Mimi to 4 precious granddaughters. We have a fur baby named Little Man. 
Thelma Black
Black, Thelma
Special Populations Assistant
Melinda Cline
Cline, Melinda
Paraprofessional
Born in Nashville, TN
College: Nashville Tech
Started working with students in: 2000
My favorite thing about my job: Helping the children and seeing their smiles, kids, admin, and staff. 
3 things I love: Exercise, time with family and friends, and chocolate. ?? 
Favorite quote: "Live, Love, Laugh Everyday."
Ron Gilliam
Gilliam, Ron
Interventionist
Born in: Rayon City, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 1991
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to meet over 100 new people each school year.
3 things I love: My Family, Reading, Classic Movies
Favorite quote: "What is truth?" - Pontius Pilate
Judy Guire
Guire, Judy
Special Populations Assistant
Hendrix, Carol
Intervention Manager
Born in: Memphis, TN
College attended: Bethel University, Vanderbilt University
Started teaching in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: Being around students who are learning and growing at such an important stage of their lives
3 things I love: Architecture and design, reading, and attending Bible studies.
Robin Kersting
Kersting, Robin
Special Populations Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: MTSU
Favorite thing about my job: Meeting new people of all ages!
3 things I love:  Shopping, listening to music and my family
Pamela Lampley
Lampley, Pamela
SPED Paraprofessional
Born in: Dallas, Texas
Started working with children in: 2004
Favorite thing about my job: My favorite thing is when I am trying to teach something to a child who is having difficulty understanding and the light bulb comes on when they get it!
3 things I love: Traveling in our RV, my family and friends/coworkers.and the beach!
Favorite Quote: "No child learns the same way!"
Masters, Meredith
Special Populations Assistant
Born in: Sturgis, Kentucky
College attended: Western Kentucky University, Murray State University
Started teaching in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job:  Working with and encouraging students
3 things I love: Being with my family, spending time with my friends, and shopping  
Favorite quote:  "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
Penn, Devin
Special Populations Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Nashville State Community College and King University
Started teaching in: 2022
Favorite thing about my job: I love building long-lasting relationships with the students and staff.
3 things I love: I love my 4 pit boxers mix dogs (Birdie,Babyluck,Reyna & Rosie). I love baking and cooking all different types of foods. I love hanging out with my niece Kenzlie. 
Favorite quote: "Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul." Proverbs 16:24
Vicki Whitwell
Whitwell, Vicki
Speech Therapist
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 1997
Favorite thing about my job: Helping all students communicate effectively
3 things I love: Reading, Nature, My Grandchildren
Favorite quote: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
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