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Tristen Adkins
Tristen Adkins
Art Teacher
Born in: Sikeston. MO
College attended: Nashville State, APSU
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: The students!
3 things I love: My family, Bob Ross, and painting!
Favorite quote:  'Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he/she grows up." -Pablo Picasso




 
Candice Aguilera
Candice Aguilera
Title I Interventionist
Born in: Covina, California
College attended: Nashville State Community College
Started working with children in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the look on a child's face when they realize they've succeeded
3 things I love: Spending time with my family, my job, and baking
Tanner Anderson
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2022
Favorite thing about my job: watching my students be successful!
3 things I love: Reading, Shopping, and being around my people!
Maison Anderton
Maison Anderton
PE Teacher
Born in: Pegram, Tennessee
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2021
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing students enjoying being active
3 things I love: Coaching, fishing, and family
Lisa Beard
Special Education Assistant
Patricia Bridges
Cafeteria Manager
Nick Brown
Nick Brown
Principal
Born in: Bath, NY
College attended: SUNY Geneseo, Alfred University, Union University, Lipscomb University
Started teaching in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: Working with students and watching them grow
3 things I love: hiking, the beach, spending time with family
Favorite quote: “Impossible is for the unwilling.” - John Keats
Kelly Campbell
Kelly Campbell
Fourth Grade Teacher - Math/Sci
Born in: Belleville, Il
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University, Georgia State, Western Governors
Started teaching in: 1997
Favorite thing about my job:  Seeing kids realize that they can do hard math and hearing them say how fun it is.
3 things I love: Traveling, SCUBA diving, spending time with my family
Favorite quote: "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."
Lori Clayton
Lori Clayton
Third Grade Teacher - ELA/SS
Born in: Hohenwald, Tennessee
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University & Trevecca Nazarene University
Started teaching in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: My students!
3 things I love: Music, Beach, Writing
Favorite quote: "There is no small service to God; it all matters." - Rick Warren
Sandra Cook
Sandra Cook
School Tutor (TN All Corps)
Born in Columbus, GA - But lived in Tennesse since age 1.
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin, Belmont University
Started teaching in 1991.
Favorite thing about my job: Working with small groups of students and watching them grow socially, emotionally and full of knowledge.
3 things I love: reading, crafting, camping.
Favorite quote: I can't raise your standards by lowering my expectations.
Joy Dotson
Joy Dotson
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Atlanta Georgia
Started working with children   in: 1996
Favorite thing about my job: its never boring
3 things I love: my family my lord my church
Favorite quote: if you cant kill time work it to death
Chelsea Dunn
Kindergarten Assistant
Sharon Ferebee
Cafeteria Staff
Christina Flowers
Lunch Room Monitor
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Belmont University
Started teaching in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing students being successful and seeing the 'lightbulb' moment
3 things I love: shopping, chips and dip, reading
Favorite quote: "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
Vanessa Flowers
Vanessa Flowers
Second Grade Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Belmont University, Grand Canyon University
Started teaching in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: when the 'lightbulb comes on"
3 things I love: reading, thrift shopping, walking the dog
Favorite quote: “People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care”
Sonya Fossie-Williams
Child Care Director
Tracy Gilliam
Tracy Gilliam
Title I Interventionist
Born in: Nashville, Tennessee
Started in: 2007
Favorite thing about my job: I enjoy working and helping my co-workers and students.
3 things I love: Spending time with family and friends, Crocheting, and cooking.
Debra Harrell
Cafeteria Staff
Shelby Harris
Shelby Harris
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2021
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing a student finally achieve something they have been working hard for!
3 things I love: Riding RZRs, Traveling, Clogging
Alaina Hedrick
Third Grade Teacher - Math/Sci
Carrie Horzsa
Carrie Horzsa
Computer Assistant/Speech Assistant
Born in: Decatur, IN
College attended: Ball State University
Started Working with students in 2018
Favorite thing about my job: I love the students & staff.
3 things I love: Watching my son play travel baseball & basketball, walking, & traveling.
Favorite quote: "You matter."
Katherine Kocourek
Katherine Kocourek
fifth Grade Teacher - ELA/SS
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: University of Texas at Arlington, Cameron University
Started teaching in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: The kids!
3 things I love: Iced Coffee, Hobby Lobby, the beach
Favorite quote: "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don´t believe in magic will never find it." Roald Dahl
Karen Lagan
Karen Lagan
Second Grade Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing success in each student
3 things I love: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking
Favorite quote:  Reading is like learning how to tie your shoe laces, we all learn at different times.
Kim Lambert
Kim Lambert
Speech/Language Pathologist
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."
Christy Lawless
Christy Lawless
School Counselor
Born in: Washington D.C.
College attended: MTSU, Walden University, TSU
Started working with children in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Working with the students, staff, and families
3 things I love: my family, the beach, and reading.
Favorite quote: "Just keep swimming."
Sarah McClanahan
Library Assistant
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
Charlie Nall
Music Teacher
April Peach
Title 1 Teacher/RTI Manager
Born in: Nashville
College attended: University of Tennessee at Knoxville (undergraduate) and Trevecca Nazarene University (Masters)
Started teaching in: 2011
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships
3 things I love: Being outside, Animals, Music
Favorite quote: "Be who you needed when you were younger"
Christy Perez
Christy Perez
Fifth Grade Teacher - Math/Sci
Born in: Nashville
College attended: Austin Peay
Started 1998
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the light bulb go on when students understand something
3 things I love: Jesus, Family, and Horses
Favorite quote:  Little results a day adds up to big results.
Larson Petty
Larson Petty
SRO
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin
Started working with children in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Being able to impact people in a positive way
3 things I love: My family, The Outdoors and Motorsports
Favorite quote: "Everyone has a happy ending, if you're not happy, it's not the end." - Unknown
Amanda Rachford
Amanda Rachford
Instructional Coach
Born in: Lawrenceburg, TN
College attended: MTSU (undergrad), NOVA (masters), and Lipscomb (Ed.S)
Started Teaching in 2003 and began Instructional Coaching in 2021
Favorite thing about my job: Helping teachers and students grow in all areas
3 things I love: cheering my boys on at sporting events, reading, and being with friends
Favorite quote: "Nothing is impossible for the word itself says 'I'm Possible' - Audrey Hepburn
Olivia Rhett
Olivia Rhett
Fourth Grade Teacher - ELA/SS
Born in: Jackson, Mississippi
College attended: Mississippi State University,
Started teaching in: 2017.
Favorite thing about my job: I love seeing students collaborate and work together. I also love when students grasp a new concept or reach a new goal.
3 things I love: exercise, cooking, and reading.
Elizabeth Spangle
Bookkeeper
Born in: Goshen, IN
College attended: Ball State University
Started working here in: 2023
Favorite thing about my job: Helping our staff and students every day!
3 things I love: Hiking, reading, traveling
Favorite quote: "Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody."
Renea Starbuck
Kindergarten Teacher
Joye Street
Joye Street
DBA
Born in: Dickson, TN
Started working with children in 1982
Favorite thing about my job: Helping the students, teachers and parents
3 things I love: Family, Books, Fabric
Favorite quote: Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Psalms 37:4
Sharon Sullivan
Sharon Sullivan
Lunch Room Monitor
Born in: Dickson, TN
Started working with students in: 1988
Favorite thing about my job: Everyday is an adventure, and I love my co-workers and students!
3 things I love: God, my family, and being outside gardening
Favorite quote: "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself."
Henry Taylor
Cafeteria Staff
Rochelle Taylor
Rochelle Taylor
Pre-K Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Tennessee Technological University, Arkansas State University
Started teaching in: 1996
Favorite thing about my job: Building positive relationships with students, parents, and co-workers
3 things I love: crafting, sports, reading with animation
Teanna Turner
Teanna Turner
Title I Interventionist
Born in: Selmer, TN
Colleges attended: Tennessee State University, Nashville State Community College, Austin Peay State University
Favorite thing about my job: Giving a child the experience of someone who really gets them and accepts them for who they are, without making them feel bad or wrong
3 things I love: Shopping, Traveling, Spending time with family
Keela Waller
Title I Interventionist
Mary Wills
Mary Wills
Assistant Principal
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Arkansas State University
Started teaching in: 1998
Favorite thing about my job: Interacting with students
3 things I love: Family, movies, being outdoors
Favorite quote: The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost

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