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Lindsey Adcock
Adcock, Lindsey
Third Grade Math Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Building life long relationships with my students and learning with them along the way
3 things I love: My family and fur babies, chocolate, and cows
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Cindy Akin
Akin, Cindy
Special Education Asst./ AfterCare Site Director
Born in: Clarksville, TN
Started working with children in: 1992
Favorite thing about my job: Helping the children to be successful
3 things I love: God, Family, & Friends
Debbie Albright
Albright, Debbie
Second Grade Teacher
Born in: Clarksville, TN
College attended: UT Martin
Started teaching in: 1991
Favorite thing about my job: Watching my students grow into good citizens
3 things I love: movies, chocolate, sending Hallmark cards
Favorite quote: "If GOD permits the challenge, HE will provide the grace to meet it." - Max Lucado
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Leslie Anderson
Anderson, Leslie
Special Education Teacher
Born in: Savannah, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Teaching students necessary life and functioning skills, so they can become productive citizens.
3 things I love: Christ, Coffee, and Crafting
Favorite quote: "Life has no limitations, except the ones you make."
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Sarah Bailey
Bailey, Sarah
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Tampa FL
College attended: APSU
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Knowing that I can make a difference in a child's life while teaching them
3 things I love: Animals, Coffee, and Tacos
Favorite quote: A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
Cary Batey
Batey, Cary
Math Interventionist
Raised in: Dickson County, Tennessee
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in:1999
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students feel successful
3 things I love: gardening, painting furniture, and walking
Favorite quote: "Every expert was once a beginner."
Beasley, Beth
Special Education Assistant
Born In: Nashville, TN
Colleges attended: Nashville State Community College
Started working with Children in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: watching ah ha moments happen with students
3 things I love: Family, Coffee, & Dr. Pepper
Favorite quote: You're always one choice away from changing your life. -Mac Anderson
 
Belford, Deanne
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Gainesville, GA
College attended: Gainesville College (now North Georgia College) and Piedmont College in Demorest, GA (now Piedmont University)
Started teaching in: 1996
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to know the personalities of my students and using what I learn about them to help them grow.
6 things I love: God, family, the beach, Georgia Bulldogs, reading, and chocolate!
Favorite quote: Worry is a misuse of the imagination. By: Dan Zadra
 
Amanda Bell
Bell, Amanda
5th Grade Science/SS Teacher
Born in: Waverly, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2016
Favorite thing about my job: Being able to surround my students with love all while being surrounded by love and making an impact on lives!
3 things I love: My family, Chic-fil-A, and TN Vols football
Favorite quote: “My Mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”- Maya Angelou
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Greg Blaylock
Blaylock, Greg
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started working with children in: 1988
Favorite thing about my job: Continuously promoting students of knowledge and character
3 things I love: God, Family, Country!
Favorite quote: "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would do us harm." - George Orwell
Christina Christy
Christy, Christina
Fourth Grade ELA Teacher
Born in: Hopkinsville, Ky
College attended: Murray State University; Walden University
Started teaching in: 2007
Favorite thing about my job: Watching students succeed
3 things I love: family, going to the beach, watching movies
Favorite quote: It's ok to not know, but it's not ok to not try.
Janey Clark
Clark, Janey
Second Grade Teacher
Born in: Birmingham, AL
College attended: University of Montevallo, Middle Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Those “a-ha” moments and seeing a child understand something for the first time
3 things I love: spending time with my husband, dog, and grandson; watching movies/TV; and reading
Favorite quote: “Sunday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Delores Clifton
Clifton, Delores
Special Education Assistant
I am married to Mike Clifton. I have one son & 3 grandkids! I enjoy cooking, playing cards and board games. I also enjoy the cooking shows.
Lori Collins
Collins, Lori
Learning Loss Teacher Tutor
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Tennessee Technological University,  Cumberland University
Started teaching in: 1996
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students become more confident in Math
3 things I love: spending time with family and friends, traveling, and sunshine
Favorite quote: “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”- Anne Frank
Caroline Collomp
Collomp, Caroline
Fourth Grade Math Teacher
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Jessica Cooper
Cooper, Jessica
Fifth Grade Math Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2014
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students grow confidence, learn from mistakes, and share kindness
3 things I love: Coffee, Reading, and Crafting
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Marla Corlew
Corlew, Marla
Attendance Secretary/ ISS Monitor
Born in: Nashville, TN
Started working with children in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Working for the wonderful administrative team here at CES and the opportunities to serve our students and our staff, as well as our community
3 things I love: Spending time with my husband Mark, our two sons and their wives, and our precious granddaughter
Auburn Cotriss
Cotriss, Auburn
Second Grade Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: UT Martin
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing my students achieve their goals
3 things I love: God, family time, coaching volleyball
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Sara Cunningham
Cunningham, Sara
Principal
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Lipscomb University
Started teaching in: 2004
Favorite thing about my job: Working with students and their families to help students become the best they can be.
3 things I love: family, reading, fall
Favorite quote: "When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way." ~Walt Disney
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Statia Daniel
Daniel, Statia
RTI Assistant
Sloan Davidson
Davidson, Sloan
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Creating meaningful relationships with students and parents
3 things I love: my family, the beach and food!
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Angela Deloach
Deloach, Angela
School Social Worker
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Murray State University & University of Tennessee
Started working with students in: 2009
Favorite thing about my job: Working with students and families
3 things I love: Dark chocolate, Diet Coke, Funny Movies
Diaz, Heather
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Stockton, Ca
College attended: Liberty University, VA
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: The students I share my class with!
3 things I love: Coffee, the color blue, and sunflowers
Favorite quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
 
Disney, Sarah
Fourth Grade Teacher
Born in: Welsh, Louisiana (grew up in Erin, Tennessee)
College attended: Columbia State Community College, Middle Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, and Carson-Newman
Started teaching in 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Building strong, positive relationships with my students and colleagues
3 things I love: Spending time with my fiancé, decorating for each holiday, and napping
Favorite quote: Just Remember I Love You
 
Phyllis Finney
Finney, Phyllis
Second Grade Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Cumberland University
Started teaching in: 1996
Favorite thing about my job: Working with children and watching them learn
3 things I love: reading, gardening, spending time with my family
Favorite quote: "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Kyrstin Fowlkes
Fowlkes, Kyrstin
Special Education Teacher
Born in: Rochester, NH
College attended: University of Maine Presque Isle, Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2021
Favorite thing about my job: Working with children
3 things I love: Family time, horseback riding, traveling
Kelly Fulton
Fulton, Kelly
Front Office Secretary
Born in: Nashville,Tn
Started working with students in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Greeting people and interacting with the kids
3 things I love: reading, concerts, family time
Favorite quote: "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." - Maya Angelou
Stephanie Gooch
Gooch, Stephanie
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Charlotte, North Carolina
College attended: Lipscomb University
Started teaching in: 1993
Favorite thing about my job: Helping others learn
3 things I love: yoga, reading, and the Predators/Titans
Favorite quote: Let all that you do be done in love.
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Chasidy Greene
Greene, Chasidy
ESL Teacher
Born in: Hopkinsville, KY
Colleges attended: Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay State University, and Murray State University
Started teaching in: 1998
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students see their potential
3 things I love: family, traveling, and shopping
Favorite quote: "Let your light shine for ALL to see."
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René Grimsley
Grimsley, René
Third Grade Math Teacher
Born in: Warren, Michigan
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Working with my students
3 things I love: my children, reading, and coffee
Favorite quote: "Far and away the best prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt.
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Lisa Hall
Hall, Lisa
Third Grade ELA Teacher
Born in: Hartwell, Georgia
College attended: University of Phoenix
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: My students and colleagues
3 things I love: the beach, reading, and spending time with family
Favorite quote: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." - Vivian Greene
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Kaitlin Hatley
Hatley, Kaitlin
Second Grade Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: University of Chattanooga
Started teaching in: 2016
Favorite thing about my job: Lifelong relationships with students and families
3 things I love: Going for walks, sitting on the porch, and being outside.
Favorite quote: "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." - Dolly Parton
Dana Herald
Herald, Dana
PE Teacher
Born in: Southside, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Arkansas State University
Started teaching in: 2006
Favorite thing about my job: Teaching young children a lot of different exciting activities
3 things I love: walking/hiking, shoes, traveling
Favorite quote: "Anyone one who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor's crown except by competing according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. " 2 Timothy 2:5-6
Kim Hinson
Hinson, Kim
Reading Interventionist
Born in: Manhattan, Kansas
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 1993
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students become readers
3 things I love: biking, being outdoors, and spending time with my family
Peggy Holiday
Holiday, Peggy
Title I Assistant
Born in: Upstate New York
College attended: Nashville State Community College
Started working with children in: 2019
My favorite thing about my job: Making a difference in someone's life
3 things I love: My children, playing music, and the outdoors 

Hollis Messmer, Haylee
Fifth Grade Teacher
Born in: San Diego, CA 
Colleges attended: Grand Canyon University 
Started teaching in: 2019 
Favorite thing about my job: seeing the lightbulb moments 
3 things I love: my family, coffee, and crafting 
Favorite quote: "Everyday may not be a good day, but there is good in every day." 
Howell, Brandie
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Miller-Motte Technical College
Started working in school systems in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Being able to share my knowledge and skills to inspire and connect with our students
3 things I love: My family, Coffee, Drawing
Favorite quote: "Be who you needed when you were younger"
 
Hughes, Holly
Student Ancillary
Born in: Radford Virginia
College attended: Coastal Carolina Community College, Nashville State, and Western Governors University-  teachers college.
Started “working with children" 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Helping kids and building relationships.
3 things I love: My family, my job, and helping others. 
Tara Hunter
Hunter, Tara
Pre-Kindergarten Assistant
Born in: Colorado Springs, CO
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started working with students in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Making the first experience in school a positive experience
3 things I love: Chocolate, Sports, Owls
Favorite quote: "With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26
Lindsey James
James, Lindsey
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Memphis, TN
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University, Lipscomb University
Started teaching in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: Helping teachers and students solve problems
3 things I love: Jesus, Family, and Friends
Favorite quote: "You were born with the ability to change someone's life. Don't ever waste it." - Dale Partridge
Gabi Jimerson
Jimerson, Gabi
Title I Assistant
Born in: Syracuse, New York
Started working with children in: 2011
Favorite thing about my job: Making a difference
3 things I love: My Family, my dogs, and art
Favorite quote: Jeremiah 1:5
Killebrew, Kristy
TLC Lead Teacher
Born in: (Dickson, Tennessee)
College attended: (Attended Dickson County High School and graduated in 2002, no college attended)
Started (working with children) in: (2015)
Favorite thing about my job: (Getting to Love on all the kids and babies)
3 things I love: (Church, enjoying time with family, Coffee, I love my new job title here at school I have waited and wanted this job for years, I get to enjoy and love on all the babies here at school, and still get to enjoy watching all the activities that my kids do after school)
Favorite quote:( Be Kind, work Hard, stay humble, smile often, keep honest, stay loyal, travel, when possible, never stop learning, be thankful always, and LOVE!)
 
Officer Joshua Liberty
Liberty, Officer Joshua
School Resource Officer
Born in: Springfield, Vermont
College attended: Bethel University
Started working with children in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing all the children smile
3 things I love: My Wife, My Kids and Coaching Sports
Favorite quote: "It is not how many times you get knocked down, it is how many times you get up" - Rocky Balboa
Misty Liberty
Liberty, Misty
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Detroit, MI
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Nashville State
Started working with children in: 2005
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing a child's face light up when they learn something new
3 things I love: My family, traveling, and the beach
Favorite quote: "Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Seuss
Debbie Little
Little, Debbie
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Clarksville, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin, Trevecca Nazarene University
Started teaching in: 2009
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the lightbulb go off
3 things I love: family time, reading, movies
Favorite quote: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller
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Littleton, Olivia
Title I Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
Colleges attended: Nashville State Community College, Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2024 I’m still in college
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing every child’s different sense of humor and personalities work together to reach goals and benchmarks
3 things I love: Traveling, Mexican food, shopping
Favorite quote: “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”- Eleanor Roosevelt
Faith Logan
Logan, Faith
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Tennessee
College attended: Stevenson University
Started teaching in: 2015
My favorite thing about my job: Helping students be successful and to be able to see the growth that they make from the beginning to the end of the year.
3 things I love: Traveling, Amusement parks, and Escape rooms
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Judy Long
Long, Judy
Special Education Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Trevecca Nazarene College and Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 1990
Favorite Thing about my job: When I feel that I have really helped a student or teacher
3 things that I love: Coffee, Bluegrass Music, Reading
Favorite Quote: All the world is a stage. Let us find our place upon that stage and be the best we can be.
Nikki Marcoulier
Marcoulier, Nikki
Computer Lab Teacher
Born in: Wichita, KS
College attended: Martin Methodist College, Lipscomb University
Started teaching in: 2013
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students learn something new
3 things I love: Coffee, Reading, and Crafting
Favorite quote: "Work hard and be kind to others."
Jamie Mash
Mash, Jamie
Bookkeeper
Debra Millan
Millan, Debra
Social Skills Teacher
Born in: Upland, California
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2016
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with my students
3 things I love: God, my family, and traveling
Morrison, Tyler
Fourth Grade Teacher
Born in: Clarksville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay
Started teaching in: 2022
Favorite thing about my job: Exchanging stories and creating memories with students
3 things I love: Star Wars, UT Vols, The Peanuts Gang
Favorite quote: "Never tell me the odds." - Han Solo
 
Kari Murphy
Murphy, Kari
Title I Assistant
I was born in Poland. We moved to the United States when I was 4. I grew up in the Chicagoland area, and moved to Tennessee about 5 years ago. I started to substitute for Dickson County and fell in love with CES.

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Myer, Kathy
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Detroit, MI 
College attended: Ferris State University and Austin Peay University 
Started teaching in: 1996 
Favorite thing about my job: helping to guide the young children to become all that they can be 
3 things I love: camping, riding motorcycle, exploring new places 
Favorite quote: "Play is the work of children." Maria Montessori 
Angie Owen
Owen, Angie
Libriarian/Media Specialist
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University & Trevecca
Started teaching in: 1993
Favorite thing about my job: helping students develop a love of reading
3 things I love: crafting, reading, and time with family
Favorite quote: He is greater than I.  John 3:30
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Jennifer Puckett
Puckett, Jennifer
Third Grade ELA Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Arkansas State University
Started teaching in: 2005
Favorite thing about my job: Forming positive relationships with my students as I encourage them to grow and learn
3 things I love: Reading, Thrift Shopping, Time with Family and Friends
Favorite quote: "I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
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Maddie Pullum
Pullum, Maddie
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Columbia, TN
College attended: I am attending Nashville State and Austin Peay to become a teacher.
Started working with children in: 2021
Favorite thing about my job: Impacting the lives of small children with big hearts
3 things I love: sports, family, and shopping
Favorite quote: "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth
Gwen Ragan
Ragan, Gwen
Speech & Language Pathologist
Born in: Dickson, TN
Colleges attended: David Lipscomb University and the University of Tennessee
Started working with children in: 1998
Favorite thing about my job: My students
3 things I love: My husband, my children, and my dogs
Kendra Randolph
Randolph, Kendra
Music Teacher
Born in: Frederick, MD
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started working with children in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing all of the lightbulb moments
3 things I love: Running, baking, and walking my dog, Daisy
Ben Roza
Roza, Ben
Special Education Teacher
Born in: Illinois
College attended: Western Illinois University
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the individual growth of each student
3 things I love: Outdoors, Chicago Pizza, and friends
Favorite quote: “Mad Hatter: Am I going mad?... Alice: Yes, you're mad, bonkers, off the top of your head...but...I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Russell, Taylor
Art Teacher
Born in: Dickson County
College attended: Tennessee Tech
Started teaching in: 2022
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the light from a child when they learn something new, and hearing all of their imaginative stories and creative questions.
3 things I love: Exploring the world and arts, my dogs, my husband
Favorite quote: “I feel there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” - Van Gogh
 
Tina Shaver
Shaver, Tina
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Arkansas State University
Started teaching in: 2002
Favorite thing about my job: Watching children learn
3 things I love: reading, doing puzzles, watching reality TV
Favorite quote: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
Cindy Shelton
Shelton, Cindy
Assistant Principal
Born in: Clarksville, TN
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2002
Favorite thing about my job: The KIDS!
3 things I love: time with my family, quilting, kayaking
Favorite quote: Do all things in love.
Taylor Sherrill
Sherrill, Taylor
PE Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2014
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to act like a kid and play with our students
3 things I love: My family, playing golf, fitness
Favorite quote: If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
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Beverly Smith
Smith, Beverly
Cafeteria Manager
Lisa Sporleder
Sporleder, Lisa
Pre-Kindergarten Assistant
Born in: Tucson, AZ
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University and Grand Canyon University
Started working with children in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Helping the teacher I work with and watching little minds grow!
3 things I love: God, Our Country, and Dogs
Favorite quote: "Every kid needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about them." - Urie Bronfenbrenner
Susan Stults
Stults, Susan
School Nurse
Born in: Seattle, Washington
Colleges attended: Aquinas College, California State University at Dominguez Hills, College of the Desert
Started nursing in 1988
Favorite things about my job: Building a rapport with students and watching them grow
3 things I love: travel, camping, baking
Favorite quote: "Believe in yourself." - anonymous
Rebecca Turbeville
Turbeville, Rebecca
Speech/Language Pathologist
Born in: New Castle, Indiana
College attended: Ball State University
Started teaching in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: The interaction with the children and helping them become better communicators
3 things I love: gardening, reading, coffee shops
Favorite quote: "Be the kind of person you needed when you were younger."
Angela Turk
Turk, Angela
Guidance Counselor
Born in: Richmond, IN
College attended: University of Maryland, University of Phoenix, UT Martin
Started teaching in: 2011
Favorite thing about my job: Listening to our students and helping them grow
3 things I love: God, My Family, and the Beach!
Favorite quote: "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Keye Williams
Williams, Keye
First Grade Teacher
Julie Willoughby
Willoughby, Julie
Instructional Coach
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2009
Favorite thing about my job: Helping teachers and students grow!
3 things I love: Farming, Photography, and Fishing
Favorite quote: "Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson.
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