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Brad Andrews
Andrews, Brad
PE Teacher
Dana Beard
Beard, Dana
Health Teacher
Born in: Ontonagon, Michigan (Almost to Canada)
College attended: Gogebic Community College, Austin Peay, and TSU.
Started teaching in:
Favorite thing about my job: It's my favorite place to be.
Favorite Quote: Teaching is not what I do, but a teacher is who I am.
Lora Dotson
Dotson, Lora
Career/Life Skills Teacher
Born in: Charleston, SC
College attended: East Tennessee State University, Concordia University Portland
Started teaching in: 1998
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students prepare for life after school
3 things I love: Family, Crocheting, Traveling
Favorite quote: "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." -Dr. Suess
Lynn Harter
Harter, Lynn
Art Teacher
Born in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Colleges attended: Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay State University and Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Inspiring students to be creative
3 things I love: Art, Traveling, and Reading
Favorite quote: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop
Jeffery Martin
Martin, Jeffery
Music Teacher
Born in: Henderson, Kentucky
College attended: Union University
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: The lightbulb moments
3 things I love: Songwriting, Golf, Kentucky Basketball
Ryder, Katelyn
Band Teacher
Born in: Concord, NH
Colleges attended: University of New Hampshire, Bethel University
Started teaching in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Teaching kids through music and that its okay to laugh
3 things I love: My dogs, My husband, Coffee
Favorite quote: ”Your life is an occasion, rise to it.” - Susan Weyn
Michelle Winstead
Winstead, Michelle
Computer Teacher
Born in: Houston, TX
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Arkansas State University
Started teaching in: 2000
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing students achieve their goals
3 things I love: spending time with my family, camping, and reading
Favorite quote:  “I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.” - Lance Armstrong
Jeanna Yates
Yates, Jeanna
Media Specialist and Careers Teacher
Born in: Paris, TN
College attended: UT, Austin Peay, Trevecca, and ASU
Started teaching in: 1993
Favorite thing about my job: Sharing the adventure you find in books
3 things I love: Hardback books, Paperback books, Kindle books
Favorite quote:  "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader..." - Margaret Fuller
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