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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.
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
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
Mackenzie Burgess
Burgess, Mackenzie
6th Grade Math/Science Teacher
Born in: White Bluff, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University, Bachelor's and Master's 
Started teaching in: 2016 
Favorite thing about my job: Like most teachers, my students are my favorite part of the job! I love laughing with them and playing a small part of their lives.
3 things I love: Reading on my kindle, trying new recipes, and being 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
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."
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
Jessica Daniel
Daniel, Jessica
7th 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 
England, Cheyenne
6th Grade Math/Science Teacher
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 students.
3 things I love: Big picture = My wife, my family, my job. "Stuff" = Mexican food, music, movies.
Favorite Quote: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle
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: Spending time with family, couponing, and gardening.
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: 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.
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
Joyner, Rebekah
Band/Music Teacher
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!"
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: the people
3 things I love: coffee, old movies, and reading
Favorite Quote: “We must begin where we are and move forward immediately by starting small and capitalizing on what's at hand.” ? Mike Schmoker
Martha Martin
Martin, Martha
Computer Teacher
Born in Dickson, TN.
College attended:  Maryville College, APSU
Started teaching in 2004
Favorite thing about my job: Interacting with the students and seeing them grow.
3 things I love: My dog, photography, food, and of course, my family.
Favorite quote: "I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one." - Edna St. Vincent Millay
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
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
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
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
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
Potter, Todd
7th Grade ELA Teacher
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 simply is nothing more invigorating or humbling than to connect with a student in a way that changes that student's life.
3 things I love: Reading, traveling, and pie. 
Favorite quote: "Live your dream, do what you love, and cherish every moment." 
Scotty Roberts
Roberts, Scotty
7th Grade 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
Jeremiah Satterfield
Satterfield, Jeremiah
6th Grade 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."
Smith, Kasie
7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher
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
Stone, Carly
Attendance Secretary
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."
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
Warden, Felicia
Librarian
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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