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Tristen Adkins
Tristen Adkins
Art Teacher
 




 
Candice Aguilera
Candice Aguilera
ISS Monitor

Maison Anderton
Maison Anderton
PE Teacher
Andrea Bledsoe
Andrea Bledsoe
Principal
Teaching 10+ years
Attended Auburn University, APSU, and MTSU
Hobbies include  Traveling, reading, and spending time with family.
Nick Brown
Nick Brown
Assistant Principal
Lori Clayton
Lori Clayton
Third Grade Teacher
Sandra Cook
Sandra Cook
Fourth Grade Teacher
Joy Dotson
Joy Dotson
Special Education Assistant
Shelby Dunn
Shelby Dunn
Kindergarten Teacher
Kay Eaton
Kay Eaton
School Nutrition Manager
Jackie Elston
Jackie Elston
Music Teacher
Christina Flowers
Lunch Room Monitor
Vanessa Flowers
Vanessa Flowers
Second Grade Teacher
My name is Vanessa Flowers. I attended Belmont University. I began teaching in 1995. I have taught first and second grades.
I have always wanted to be a teacher; I remember playing school when I was a little girl. I love helping students learn, and I love seeing "the light bulb" come on when they learn something new! I will be one of those 90 year olds you see on the news who is still teaching! Ha!!
Deborah Fuller
Deborah Fuller
ELL Teacher

My name is Debbie Fuller. I am the ELL teacher for Dickson Elementary.  This is my 30th year in teaching. I have a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and an ESL endorsement. I have taught grades Kindergarten, Primer, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, Computer Lab, and finally ELL K-12. I love teaching and enjoy working with my students!

Tracy Gilliam
Tracy Gilliam
Title One Assistant
Christy Hawthorne
Christy Hawthorne
Bookkeeper
John Holland
John Holland
Fourth Grade Teacher
Carrie Horzsa
Carrie Horzsa
Special Education Assistant
Tracey Jackson
Tracey Jackson
School Nurse
Katherine Kocourek
Katherine Kocourek
Fifth Grade Teacher
Karen Lagan
Karen Lagan
Second Grade Teacher

My name is Karen Lagan. I attended Austin Peay State University. I began teaching in 1993.  I have taught academics in kindergarten through second, and fifth/sixth split.  I love working with children and I wanted to be with my own children throughout their education. My husband and my own children inspired me to become a teacher. I love seeing their eyes light up when they accomplish a goal such as reading a book for the first time or solving a problem. I also love it when they accidently say “mom” instead of Mrs. Lagan, this really feels my heart. If you are comfortable enough to call someone mom, you feel loved. 

Kim Lambert
Kim Lambert
Speech Teacher
Christy Lawless
Christy Lawless
School Counselor
Emily McCallister
Emily McCallister
Kindergarten Teacher
My name is Emily McCallister. I attended Austin Peay State University and graduated in 2019. I completed student teaching here at Dickson Elementary, and I am thrilled to be on the 2nd grade team! I have wanted to be a teacher since my first day of kindergarten, but my third grade teacher really inspired me to become one. Learning in her class was meaningful and often fun! Most importantly, she was very welcoming and encouraging. When you are in my class, you will know that you are loved.
Lisa McFarlin
Lisa McFarlin
Special Education Teacher

My name is Lisa McFarlin. I attended Tennessee Technological University for my bachelor’s degree. I attended Murfreesboro Tennessee State University for my master’s degree. I began teaching in 1999. I have taught fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade with all subjects, resource Math and Reading Language Arts.  I had some great teachers that made a great impact on my life. I like interacting with students and when they are proud about something they have learned that they have worked hard for.

Abigail Miranda
Abigail Miranda
First Grade Teacher
Jennifer Opdenbrouw
Jennifer Opdenbrouw
Library Teacher
Thomas Opdenbrouw
Third Grade Teacher
Christy Perez
Christy Perez
Fifth Grade Teacher

My name is Christy Perez. I attended Austin Peay State University. I started teaching in 1998. I have taught Kindergarten, fourth, and fifth grade. I have wanted to be a teacher ever since second grade. I like how it challenges me to always find ways to reach my students. 

Larson Petty
Larson Petty
SRO
Johanna Powell
Johanna Powell
ELL Parent Liason Teacher/ Daycare Director
Amanda Rachford
Amanda Rachford
Instructional Coach
Olivia Rhett
Olivia Rhett
First Grade Teacher

My name is Olivia Rhett. I attended Mississippi State University. I began teaching in 2017. I have taught and worked with all grades Kindergarten through third. I became a teacher because I love working with children. I enjoy developing meaningful relationships with my students. I also love seeing the moments when they grasp a concept or reach a goal. 

Jennifer Salley
Jennifer Salley
Special Education Teacher

 



Joye Street
Joye Street
School Secretary
Over the years I have been a secretary/receptionist. All the wonderful years that I was staying home with my children, I was a parent volunteer in schools for many years. Getting to put the two things together fulfilled a wish that I have had for a long time to be a school secretary. I have also worked with children in Girl Scouts, Big Brother/Big Sisters and classes at church.

Sharon Sullivan
Sharon Sullivan
Lunch Room Monitor
Rochelle Taylor
Rochelle Taylor
Pre-K Teacher
My name is Roschelle Taylor. I graduated from Tennessee Technological University. I enjoy helping young children build positive relationships with their peers, I also enjoy watching children develop a love for learning through play.. I want my students to be successful in their life-long learning journey To be a part of the learning process is a blessing and I strive to create a learning environment that is conducive to advanced knowledge and positivity.
Susan Tomlinson
Susan Tomlinson
Pre-K Assistant
Teanna Turner
Teanna Turner
Computer Lab Teacher
Diana Vandyke
Diana Vandyke
Title I Teacher/RTI Manager
I graduated from Lipscomb University. My family moved to Dickson in 2000. I am the Title One Teacher and RTI manager this year. I work with students struggling in reading grades K-5th. This is my 21th year at DES. I love teaching and watching my students grow.  

Emily Woods
Speech Teacher
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