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Danielle Dotts
Dotts, Danielle
6th Grade Math Teacher
I attended East Tennessee State University for my Bachelors as well as my Masters. I have a Masters of Art in Teaching. I plan on going back to school to receive my Ed.D in the near future. My goal is to help students achieve academically as well as in the real world so they can be successful in their future.
Lindsay Godsil
Godsil, Lindsay
6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
I received my B.S. in Education from Austin Peay State University. I began teaching 6th grade in Dickson County in 2016. My goal is to ensure learning and growth for every child in a fun and inviting atmosphere. 
Patrick Hazen
Hazen, Patrick
6th Grade Social Studies Teacher

I graduated from Austin Peay State University with my B.S. in secondary history education, with a focus in geography in 2013. I am married with a beautiful daughter that is my everything. I strive to bring history to life and to hopefully play at least a small role in every student's success story.

Jill Jackson
Jackson, Jill
6th Grade Science Teacher
I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Unitersity of Tennessee in Knoxville, and I am certified to teach 1st-8th grade. I have taught for approximately twenty-five years. I enjoy the learning process and the growth that see in the children that I teach.
Tracey Nagy
Nagy, Tracey
6th Grade Math Teacher
I attended Austin Peay State University where I received a BS in Education. 
This is my first year at Dickson Middle School and my 32nd year in the classroom.  I am looking forward to helping my students learn, grow, become problem solvers, and face challenges.  I am excited and proud to be part of Dragon Nation! 

Cheryl Pierce
Pierce, Cheryl
6th Grade Science
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Austin Peay State University. I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th grades at Vanleer Elementary School. Last year, I taught 6th grade science at DIS. I am excited to be returning to 6th grade at DMS and continue to teach science.
Dondi Sanders
Sanders, Dondi
6th Grade Literacy

Hello! My name is Dondi Sanders and I teach sixth grade Reading/Language Arts. I was born in California but have lived in Waverly, TN for most of my life. I have been with my husband, Adam, for 20 years. We have an 18 year old son, Ethan, who will be attending UT Knoxville in the fall. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. This will be my ninth year teaching. I taught five years in Humphreys County and this will be my fourth year teaching in Dickson County. My hobbies include watching my son drag race, being with friends and family, shopping, and playing with my dog, Moe. I’m looking forward to a great year!

Emilie Strawser
Strawser, Emilie
6th Grade Literacy Teacher
I graduated from UT Martin in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in K-6 education. I graduated in 2015 from Bethel University with a Masters in Administration. I taught sixth grade for six years and then taught fourth grade for two. I am excited to be back in sixth grade ELA. Reading is one of my greatest passions and I love to instill it in my students. 
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