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Terra Bragg
Bragg, Terra
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with my B.S. in secondary history education with a focus on political science in 2015. I believe that students can reach their fullest potential when they have teachers in their corner, pushing them to succeed.
Shannon Britt
Britt, Shannon
7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher
I earned my B.S. in Education from Austin Peay State University. I began teaching at Dickson Middle School in 2010. My goal is to help every student improve his or her conceptual understanding of the math we are learning. I want each to enter high school with confidence in their knowledge and ability to be successful.
Celeste Buchanan
Buchanan, Celeste
7th Grade Science
I earned a degree in K-12 Education at Carson-Newman University in May of 2018. I am certified to teach all content areas K-8, and I am endorsed to teach English 6-12. When I am not sharing my love of science with my students, you can find me reading, painting, hiking, or caring for my two cats Effie and Bastion. My teaching philosophy is based on the idea that students are life-long learners, and that learning needs to be student-centered. My goal is to fuel students' passion for understanding scientific phenomena both inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio! 
Clifton Cathey
Cathey, Clifton
7th Grade Science Teacher
I received my degree from Austin Peay State University. I have been teaching at Dickson Middle School since 2016. My goal is to create a love of science within each student through engaging and rigorous science activities.
Cheyenne England
England, Cheyenne
7th Grade Literacy
I earned my B.S. from Tennessee Technological University and my M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from MTSU. I began my career teaching elementary in Dickson County, and have proudly been a middle school ELA teacher for the past 5 years. As a lifelong learner who loves reading, my goal as a teacher is to instill a similar love of learning and reading in my students through fun and engaging practice in my classroom. I enjoy connecting my students to texts that interest and inspire them, and providing challenges to encourage students to push themselves academically. I'm so proud to be a part of DMS Dragon Nation, and look forward to helping students have a fun and successful year!
Rexanna Hartley
Hartley, Rexanna
7th Grade Literacy Teacher
I grew up in West Virginia and graduated from Glenville State College in 1996 with a B.S. in Education with a specialization in Library Media. I moved to Clarksville,TN in 1998. I have taught in WV, TN, AK, and WA. I graduated from Western Governors University in 2014 with a degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Interests and Hobbies: Roller Derby, gardening, and perusing thrift stores for the ultimate treasure. :-)
Jennifer Hohl
Hohl, Jennifer
7th Grade Math Teacher

My name is Jennifer Hohl and I currently teach 7th and 8th grade math at Dickson Middle School. I am a proud member of Altruismo (Black House). I have two children who are very active in sports and marching band activities. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in May 1996 with my degree in Education. My teaching philosophy is focused on ensuring that students know where they are in their academic journey and helping them realize the vision of how to reach their academic and personal goals.  Taking the time and mapping out what their needs are going forward is an important piece in goal setting, and I feel that establishing positive relationships with each student is where it begins. 

Patrick Layton
Layton, Patrick
7th Grade Math Teacher
I received my Bachelor of Science in History and Bible (Secondary Education) from Free Will Baptist Bible College. I also received my "Highly Qualified" status in Middle School Mathematics.
Mandy Payne
Payne, Mandy
7th Grade Literacy

In 1993, I graduated from Queens University of Charlotte (NC) with a BA in English and a BA in Communications. For the next 15 years, I worked various jobs in the PR/marketing world. After teaching a Vacation Bible Class with my mother-in-law I decided that I would rather devote my time and energy to helping kids instead of making a company money, so I returned to school to become a teacher. I taught in Western North Carolina for six years before moving to Tennessee in 2015 when I joined the Dickson County School System. I’m most excited when I can help students see that what they learn in Literacy class can be applied to real-world situations to help them be active and productive members of society. 

Mrs. Larissa Romine
Romine, Mrs. Larissa
7th Grade Social Studies
7th Grade World History Teacher
Graduated from Austin Peay State University
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