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7th Grade Staff

Jordan Brainard
Brainard, Jordan
7th Grade Math/Science Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Watching kids grow and change over the course of a year
3 things I love: My family, Traveling, and Spending time with family and friends on the river
Favorite quote: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin
Ashley Daniel
Daniel, Ashley
7th Grade Math Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Arkansas State University
Started teaching in: 2001
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to know my students and being someone they can talk and relate to
3 things I love: My family, Dancing, Listening to music
Favorite quote: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” - Zig Ziglar
Teresa Decoursey
Decoursey, Teresa
7th Grade ELA/SS Teacher
Born in: Eureka, Kansas
College attended: Claremore Jr. College,  Belmont College,  Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in 1996
Favorite thing about my job: Instilling the love of reading
3 things I love: Reading, Wood burning, Traveling
Lisa Kelley
Kelley, Lisa
7th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 1991
Favorite thing about my job: Watching students conducting science experiments and learning about the process
3 things I love: family, friends, travel
Favorite quote: "The future ain't what it used to be." - Yogi Berra
Eric Tscheschlok
Tscheschlok, Eric
7th Grade SS Teacher
Born in: Palm Beach County, Florida
College attended: Florida Atlantic University; Auburn University; Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2002
Favorite thing about my job: Forging positive relationships with students
3 things I love: My two sons; A medium-rare steak seared to perfection; Sarcasm
Favorite quote: "To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason...is like administering medicine to the dead." - Thomas Paine
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