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Joy Dotson
Joy Dotson
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Fort Mcpherson, Georgia
Started working with children in: 1996
Favorite thing about my job: Knowing all kids are special, not just our kids with special needs
3 things I love:  My Lord, my family, canning and cooking
Favorite quote:  Always on my mind; forever in my heart.
Deborah Fuller
Deborah Fuller
ELL Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: MTSU and Trevecca
Started teaching in: 1991
Favorite thing about my job: Teaching children and watching them grow
3 things I love: Reading, Charlie Brown, Gardening
Favorite quote: No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Carrie Horzsa
Carrie Horzsa
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Decatur, Indiana
College attended: Ball State University
Started working with children in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: I love the children and my coworkers. We are like family.
3 things I love: Watching sports, doing things with my son, and reading books
Favorite quote: Stay Positive!
Kim Lambert
Kim Lambert
Speech Teacher
Born in: Watertown, New York
College attended: State University of New York in Morrisville and Plattsburg
Started teaching in: 1994
Favorite thing about my job: Decorating my therapy room and planning creative and fun activities for my students
3 things I love: My family, being a mom, and bubble baths
Favorite quote: "Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."
Lisa McFarlin
Lisa McFarlin
Special Education Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Tennessee Technological University and Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job:  Seeing the students learn academically, socially and emotionally
3 things I love: God, family, and traveling
Favorite quote: “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32
Jennifer Salley
Jennifer Salley
Special Education Teacher
Born in: Madisonville, KY
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University, Lipscomb University
Started teaching in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Working with students & helping them find their potential
3 things I love: Hiking, my family, my pets
Favorite quote: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” - Mary Oliver
 



Emily Woods
Speech Teacher
Born in: Dickson,TN
College attended: Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2000
Favorite thing about my job: Working with children
3 things I love: my family, reading, the beach
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