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Alyssa Baker
Baker, Alyssa
8th Grade ELA/SS Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to help my students learn new things in English
3 things I love: Music, reading, and spending time with my family
Favorite quote: "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible.'" - Audrey Hepburn
Robert Capes
Capes, Robert
8th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Anderson, Indiana
College attended: Vincennes University, Ball State University, Oakland City University, and Liberty University
Started Teaching in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the growth of students throughout the year
3 things I love: Wood Working, Bowling, My Family Time
Marisa Dore
Dore, Marisa
8th Grade SS Teacher
Born in: Tacoma, Washington
College attended: Utah Valley University and Western Governors University
Started teaching in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: Every day teaching in the classroom
3 things I love: my family, the scriptures and relaxing at home
Cecily Gaither
Gaither, Cecily
8th Grade Math/Algebra Teacher
Born in: Berlin, Germany
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2013
Favorite thing about my job: Working with students to help see that they can do well in mathematics
3 things I love: My Family, The Denver Broncos, and University of Tennessee Football
Favorite quote: "Fear is a liar."
Kathryn Hartman
Hartman, Kathryn
8th Grade ELA Teacher
Born in: Clarksville, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin & Trevecca Nazarene University
Started teaching in: 2005
Favorite thing about my job: Watching the light bulb click on when a student gets it!
3 things I love: Reading, music, & painting
Favorite quote: "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." - C.S. Lewis
Andrea Robertson
Robertson, Andrea
8th Grade Math/Science Teacher
Born in: Chicago, IL
College attended: Western Illinois University
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: A new experience each day
3 things I love: Family, Coffee, Disney
Favorite quote: Everything happens for a reason.
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