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Loran Anderson
Anderson, Loran
8th Grade Literacy Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University and Trevecca Nazarene University
Started working with children in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: Sharing time and space with students in the middle of where they're going
3 things I love: reading, listening to vinyl records, and being with family
Favorite quote: "Find out who you are and do it on purpose".- Dolly Parton
Sarah Jane Benton
Benton, Sarah Jane
8th Grade Math Teacher
Born in: Gainesville, FL
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with my students
3 things I love: Cooking/Baking, Tattoos, Traveling
Favorite quote: "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde
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.
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
Larry Proffitt
Proffitt, Larry
8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Born in: Newport, TN
College attended: Mt. Olive College/University of Mt. Olive, Walters State Community, Tusculum University
Started teaching in: 2005
Favorite thing about my job: Opening minds
3 things I love: golf, football, camping
Favorite quote: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”
Alisia Richardson
Richardson, Alisia
8th Grade Literacy Teacher
Born in: Columbia, Tennessee
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Helping young men and women gain confidence in their writing
3 things I love: Iced lattes, any book by Cassandra Claire, and making children feel loved and appreciated.
Favorite quote: "It is only when you take responsibility for your life and actions do you discover how powerful you truly are."
Luke Schindler
Schindler, Luke
8th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Parkersburg, WV
College attended: Marietta College and Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2021
Favorite thing about my job: Creating future scientists!
3 things I love: My family, my dogs, and Paintball!
Favorite quote: Don't compare yourself to other people. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday.
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