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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
I received my B.S. from Austin Peay for Middle School Math Education. I have lived in Tennessee since December of 2015 and truly feel at home here. I cannot wait to meet all my students! I love to explore new ways of teaching and learning. I want my students to feel encouraged, challenged, and welcome in my classroom.
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.
Kelly Campbell
Campbell, Kelly
8th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Belleville, IL
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Western Governor's University
Started teaching in: 1998
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing light bulbs go off when students make connections
3 things I love: My family, traveling, and SCUBA diving
Favorite quote: 'At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.' - Maya Angelou
Combs, James
8th Grade Science Teacher
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
I received a BS in Elementary Ed from Tusculum College. I am a second career teacher. My time here at Dickson Middle School began in the Fall of 2014. I promote a classroom featuring diverse learning and teaching styles. My students energize me daily as I try to inspire their minds to the fullest!
Alisia Richardson
Richardson, Alisia
8th Grade Literacy Teacher
I completed my Bachelor’s of Science in English with a minor in Professional Education at Austin Peay State University. I am certified to teach grades 6-12 English. I completed my student teaching at Creek Wood High School teaching Sophomores and Seniors. I previously worked for the Cheatham County School District teaching 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts and RTI. I have lived in Dickson for the last 6 years and am very excited to be teaching in the community that I love! I believe that every child deserves to be advocated for and has a right to an equitable education regardless of any disadvantages. I will always do whatever it takes to go one more round! 
Schindler, Luke
8th Grade Science Teacher
Luke Schindler teaches 8th Grade Science at Dickson Middle School. He carries a great enthusiasm for all of the sciences, but his specialty is Chemistry. He studied at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio for his undergraduate degree. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree at Austin Peay State University.
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