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Cheryl Brown
Brown, Cheryl
Special Education Department
Born in: Clark AFB, Philippines
College attended: University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Phoenix
Started teaching in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: Working with students with disabilities and structuring a curriculum to fit their needs
3 things I love: My family, crafts, reading, and working out
Favorite quote: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi.
Goad, Ginger
Special Education Department
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 1992
Favorite thing about my job: Every day is a new start, and you never know what’s going to happen!
3 things I love: animals, coffee, and my children
Favorite quote: "If a student can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." - Ignacio Estrada
Robin Grandmaison
Grandmaison, Robin
Special Education Department
Born in: Lansing ,Michigan
College attended: Ashford University
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Teaching new skills, watching the children learn the new skills, and knowing I make a difference
3 things I love: Reading, swimming, coffee
Favorite quote: Oh the places you will go!
Jeremy Howell
Howell, Jeremy
Special Education Department
Born in: White Bluff, TN
College attended: Austin Peay and TSU
Started teaching in: 2004
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to make a positive difference in their lives
3 things I love: Horror movies, Metal/Punk/Grunge music, and my son.
Favorite quote: “If at first you don’t succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed.” - Curly
Holly Hughes
Hughes, Holly
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Radford, Virginia
College attended: Nashville State Community College, Western Governors University
Started working with children in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Being able to make a difference!
3 things I love: Photography, Cooking, and Painting
Katy Maines
Maines, Katy
Special Education Department
Born in: Montgomery County, TN
Started working with children in: 2003
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing students work and overcome different challenges
3 things I love: Spending time with family, cooking, bible study
Favorite quote: You know a great deal about a person by how they talk about others.
Juli Moss
Moss, Juli
ELL Teacher
Born in: Lawrenceburg, TN
College attended: Martin Methodist and Lipscomb
Started teaching in: 2007
Favorite thing about my job: the kids
3 things I love: my kids, sports, having fun
Favorite quote: "Live each day like it is your last."
Lorial Pelton
Pelton, Lorial
Special Education Department
Born in: Port Arthur, Texas
Started working with children in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Watching a student accomplish a hard task and seeing the joy in their face of how proud they are of themselves in that moment
3 things I love: Jesus, my husband and kids, traveling seeing new places
Favorite quote: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16
Schlangen, Yvonne
Science & Special Education Departments
Born in: San Francisco, California
College attended: Ashford State University
Started teaching in: 2013
Favorite thing about my job: My students' faces
3 things I love: Riding a motorcycle, traveling, and drawing
Favorite quote: Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Sandra Spicer
Spicer, Sandra
Mathematics & Special Education Departments
From:  Mt. Juliet, TN
Colleges attended: Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2000
Favorite thing about my job:  Advocating for the student(s) and assisting him or her in reaching the goal - graduation
3 things I love: God first, family second, and teaching
Favorite quote: "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."  - Winston Churchill
Robbie Street
Street, Robbie
Special Education Department
Born in: Pulaski, TN
College attended: Metropolitan State College of Denver, MTSU, TSU
Started teaching in: 1996
Favorite thing about my job: Working with students and teachers
3 things I love: family, sports, and crafts
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


Valdes, Laura
Special Education Department
Born in: Mexico City
Started working with students in: 2021
Favorite thing about my job: Working with kids because everyone deserves a chance treat people with kindness
Sandra Walker
Walker, Sandra
Special Education Department
Born in: Dickson County, TN
Started working with children in: 2005
Favorite thing about my job: Every morning when my students get off the bus, they always come in with a positive attitude.
3 things I love: Hanging out with my family, my friends
Favorite quote: "If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. if you are determined to learn, no one can stop you." - Zig Ziglar
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