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Terra Bragg
Bragg, Terra
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Born in: Nashville, Michigan
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to teach the kids to love history
3 things I love: Sailor Moon, cats, baking
Favorite quote: Believe in yourself and nothing can stop you.
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 Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Carson-Newman University; Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students to become life-long learners and fueling students' passion for understanding scientific phenomena both inside and outside of the classroom
3 things I love: Reading, painting, and hiking
Favorite quote: "You can be whoever you want, even yourself." - Drake
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.
Rexanna Hartley
Hartley, Rexanna
7th Grade Literacy Teacher
Born in: Annapolis, MD
College attended: Glenville State College, Western Governors University, Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in 1996
Favorite thing about my job: my students, “light bulb moments” and my Dragon work family
3 things I love:  God, family and friends
Favorite quote:  “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” - Aristotle
Jennifer Hohl
Hohl, Jennifer
7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2004
Favorite thing about my job: Watching students grow in the classroom!
3 things I love: My kids, traveling, and my pets
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 Teacher
Born in: Glasgow, KY
Colleges attended: Queens University of Charlotte, Western Carolina University
Started teaching: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: Building lasting relationships with students and helping them grow academically and personally
3 things I love: my family, reading, thrift store shopping
Favorite quote: “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way!”
Mrs. Larissa Romine
Romine, Mrs. Larissa
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Born in: West Palm Beach, Florida
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Having great conversations with my students & peers
3 things I love: History, Coffee, Pinball
Favorite quote: "We learn about our past, to better understand our future." - L. Romine
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