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Brian Baker
Baker, Brian
Health/PE Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin
Started teaching in 2014
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students learn the importance of being physically active and being a positive role model for all my students
3 things I love: Faith, Family and Football
Favorite quote: Life’s a garden dig it!
Shane Joyce
Joyce, Shane
Band Teacher
Born in: White House, TN
College attended: Tennessee Technological University and Grand Canyon University
Started teaching in: 2000
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing someone's face light up when they "get it"
3 things I love: My family, movies, and music
Favorite quote: "You can't control the cards you're dealt, but you can control how you play the hand." -Randy Pausch
Kayla Long
Long, Kayla
Art Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with students while instilling an appreciation for the arts
3 things I love: photography, coffee, reading
Favorite quote: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.” - Pablo Picasso
Joey Malone
Malone, Joey
Creative Writing Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Aquinas College, Columbia State CC, and Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2014
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships and seeing growth in each student
3 things I love: Coffee, Investing, and Bowling (in that order)
Favorite quote: "I CAN accept failure. Everyone FAILS at something. But I CAN'T accept not trying." -Michael Jordan
Dana Miller
Miller, Dana
Health/PE Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Cumberland University
Started teaching in: 1997
Favorite thing about my job: Helping my students learn to live healthy lives and each step throughout
3 things I love: my family and friends, reading and traveling
Favorite quote: “The cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears or the sea.”
Kelsey Mullinicks
Mullinicks, Kelsey
Health/PE Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Bethel University
Started teaching in: 2013
Favorite thing about my job: Interacting with kids and watching them grow
3 things I love: family, sports, traveling.
Favorite quote: "There are two ways to live your life- one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein
Emily Murphy
Murphy, Emily
Music Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Bethel University
Started teaching in: 2016
Favorite thing about my job: Making music with the kids
3 things I love: Family, Music, Theatre
Favorite quote: "It will be what it will be but it will become what you make of it."
Julie Potter
Potter, Julie
Librarian/Gifted Teacher
Born in: Cookville, TN
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University, Trevecca State University, and Vanderbilt University
Started teaching in: 1996
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to know the students
3 things I love: Coffee, Reading, My golden retrievers
Favorite quote: “Reading is a way for me to expand my mind, open my eyes, and fill up my heart." - Oprah Winfrey
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