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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
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.
Alisha Baker
Baker, Alisha
7th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Dyersburg, TN 
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin 
Started teaching in: 2013 
Favorite thing about my job: Working with wonderful students & teachers. 
3 things I love: My husband, Coaching volleyball, and Queso 
Favorite quote: "Your value does not decrease based on someone else's inability to see your worth." 
Yvette Bishop
Bishop, Yvette
Interventionist
Born in: Nashville, TN
Started working with children in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: I love what I do and do not dread getting up in the morning.
3 things I love: My family (especially my granddaughters), traveling, and spending time with friends
Favorite quote: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Greg Breese
Breese, Greg
Wellness Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN 
College attended: UT Martin, APSU, Cumberland 
Started teaching in: 1996 
Favorite thing about my job: I love working with students and seeing them grow in knowledge. 
3 things I love: Exercising, Working jigsaw puzzles, and Coaching 
Favorite quote: “Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” – Jim Valvano 
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
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 
Melinda Cline
Cline, Melinda
Special Populations Assistant
Born in Nashville, TN
College: Nashville Tech
Started working with students in: 2000
Favorite thing about my job: Helping the children and seeing their smiles
3 things I love: running, spending time with family, life
Favorite quote: Live, Love, Laugh
Misty Cochran
Cochran, Misty
Counselor
Born in: Nashville, TN
Colleges Attended: Austin Peay and Liberty University
Started working with children in: 2013
Favorite thing about my job: Working with the best staff and students
3 things I love: Reading, Puzzles, and the Beach
Favorite quote: "Not all who wander are lost." - JRR Tolkien
Dayna Cullom
Cullom, Dayna
Bookkeeper
John Cullom
Cullom, John
Special Populations Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: DLU, APSU
Started working with children in: 2014
Favorite thing about my job: Students
3 things I love: Fishing and skeet shooting
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! 
Corey Duke
Duke, Corey
Principal
Born in: Dickson, TN 
Colleges attended: Berry College and Trevecca Nazarene University 
Started teaching in: 2003 
Favorite thing about my job: Helping others become better. 
3 things I love: Family, CrossFit, and Sports 
Favorite quote: "Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear." - Anthony Robbins 
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
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
Nicole Gray
Gray, Nicole
7th Grade Math Teacher
Born in: Murfreesboro, TN 
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University 
Started teaching in 1998 
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the students light up and smile when understanding math. 
3 things I love: Couponing, Scrapbooking, and Relaxing at the river 
Favorite quote: "Success comes from how much effort you give." 
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 
Judy Guire
Guire, Judy
Special Populations Assistant
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 
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.
Leanne Hosale
Hosale, Leanne
School Nurse
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Tennessee State University
Started working with students in: 2008
Favorite thing about my job: Helping our middle school children be as healthy as they can be both physically & mentally
3 things I love: God, My Family and fur babies, and vacationing in my Jeep
Favorite quote: "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
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
Karen Lampley
Lampley, Karen
Attendance Secretary
Born in: Detroit, Mi
Started working with children in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Contributing to a successful school
3 things I love: Grandkids, Baking, travel
Favorite quote: John 3:16
Pamela Lampley
Lampley, Pamela
Special Populations Assistant
Born in: Dallas, Texas
Started working with children in: 2005
Favorite thing about my job: Helping the children everyday in class
3 things I love: beach, family, and traveling in our RV
Bridget Lankford
Lankford, Bridget
Instructional Coach
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2011
Favorite thing about my job: empowering teachers
3 things I love: coffee, the outdoors, and chocolate
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
Martha Martin
Martin, Martha
Computer Teacher
Born in Dickson, TN.
College attended:  Maryville College, APSU
Started teaching in 2004
Favorite thing about my job: seeing the creativity in my students
3 things I love: family and pet, nature photography, shopping
Favorite quote: "The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are." J.P. Morgan
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
Mathis, Peyton
Special Populations Assistant
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Union University
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Giving students a mentor, not just a teacher
3 things I love: sports, my dog, Tennessee Vols
Favorite quote: It’s a good day to have a good day!
Melton, Holly
SRO
Born in: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Started working with children in: 2021
Favorite thing about my job: Interacting with the children and building meaningful relationships with them
3 things I love: My children, homesteading, and cooking
Favorite quote: "In a world where you can be anything, be kind."
Courtney Milburn
Milburn, Courtney
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Born in: Bloomington, IL
College attended: Greenville College (now Greenville University), Illinois State
Started teaching in: 2005
Favorite thing about my job: working with students to help them discover a love of history
3 things I love: Genealogy, Crafting, and Harry Potter
Favorite quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi
Rita Nicks
Nicks, Rita
Interventionist
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
Evan O'Neal
O'Neal, Evan
Band/Music Teacher
Born in: Smyrna, TN
College attended: Tennessee Technological University and The University of Memphis
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Building musical relationships with my students
3 things I love: Hiking, Listening to vinyl, and Coffee.
Favorite quote: "Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn." - Charlie Parker
Michelle Prieur
Prieur, Michelle
Assistant Principal
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: University of TN at Martin, Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: There are no two days the same, which keeps my mind sharp and always on my toes!
3 things I love: reading, watching crime/drama tv, and spending time with family doing mostly nothing
Favorite quote: Be strong and courageous for the Lord is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Scotty Roberts
Roberts, Scotty
Wellness Teacher
Born in: Camden, TN
College attended: Middle TN State University, Grand Canyon University
Started teaching in:1997
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with colleagues and students
3 things I love: Family, TN Vols, Sports
Favorite quote: "Will you stay true to what you said you were going to do?" - Inky Johnson
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
Liz Sanders
Sanders, Liz
ELL Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Trevecca Nazarene University & Western Governors University
Started teaching in: 2006
Favorite thing about my job: The excitement on a student's face when they have learned something new
3 things I love: spending time with my family, traveling, and reading
Favorite quote: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
Jeremiah Satterfield
Satterfield, Jeremiah
Wellness Teacher
Born in: Dickson , Tennessee
College attended: MTSU, Tennessee St University, Grand Canyon University
Started working with students in: 1994
Favorite thing about my job:  The joy of seeing our kids succeeding
3 things I love: Jesus, People, Athletics, and creating football
Favorite quote: "Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon."
Jason Saunders
Saunders, Jason
Special Populations Assistant
Born in: Elizabeth, LA
College attended: Northwestern State University and Cumberland University
Started working with children in: 2014
Favorite thing about my job: I love working with children.
3 things I love: coffee, wood working and building primitive tools
Favorite quote: Never give up.
Tammy Smith
Smith, Tammy
School Secretary
Born in: Waverly, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University and Trevecca Nazarene College
Started working with children in: 2004
Favorite thing about my job: I love serving others and making people laugh/smile.
3 things I love: Reading, Crafting, Shark Tooth Hunting
Favorite quote:  "We are all broken. That's how the light gets in." - Ernest Hemingway
Dionne Snow
Snow, Dionne
Interventionist
From: Anchorage, Alaska
College attended: University of Alaska Anchorage, East Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job:  Seeing my students later on in life and all they have achieved
3 things I love: Church, CrossFit, and Family
Favorite quote: Strive for Progress not Perfection
Christie Springer
Springer, Christie
ISS Monitor
Born in: Augusta, GA
Started working with children in school in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Working with middle schoolers as they start to find out who they are and knowing I can have an influence
3 things I love: Spending time with my family, Traveling, Learning new things
Favorite quote: "You is smart, you is kind, you is important." - The Help
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."
Melissa Tinsley
Tinsley, Melissa
Cafeteria Manager
Born in: Dickson TN
College attended: APSU
Started working with children in: 2006
Favorite thing about my job: Feeding the kids and interacting with them
3 things I love: Horseback riding, sewing, antique shopping
Favorite quote: Always go the extra mile.
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
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
Justin White
White, Justin
Art Teacher
Born in: Jackson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students realize they can do anything they are willing to work at.
3 things I love: Making art, music, and camping
Favorite quote: "The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." - Leonardo da Vinci
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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