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Katrina Damaschun
Damaschun, Katrina
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Monroe, Louisiana
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2007
Favorite thing about my job: Students' stories
3 things I love: my twins, my dog, and reading
Favorite quote: If you ain't first, you're last. - Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights
Taylor Dawson
Dawson, Taylor
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Centerville, TN
College attended: Freed-Hardeman University
Started teaching in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: My kids become my family!
3 things I love: Reading, traveling, and playing softball
Favorite quote: “Strive to be better today than you were yesterday.”
Regina Hendrickson
Hendrickson, Regina
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Alexandria, Virginia
College attended: APSU and Bethel
Started teaching in: 2000
Favorite thing about my job: The children
3 things I love: my family, the beach, kayaking
Kimberly Pierce
Pierce, Kimberly
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: MTSU
Started teaching in: 1990
Favorite thing about my job: Teaching littles...watching them learn to read and manipulate numbers!
3 things I love: God, Family, Life on the Farm
Favorite quote: "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12
Christal Vanderpool
Vanderpool, Christal
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Greeneville, Tennessee
College attended:  Texas A & M University
Started teaching in: 2001
Favorite thing about my job: The "A-ha!" moment when kids "get" a new skill or concept for the first time
3 things I love: my children, Miniature Dachshunds, and the fall season
Favorite quote: "From tiny seeds, grow mighty trees" or “From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” -Aeschylus
Holly Williams
Williams, Holly
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Nashville,TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2016
Favorite thing about my job: Building a new classroom family each year
3 things I love: family, my cats, and naps
Favorite quote: “It’s not about what it is. It’s about what it can become.” -Dr. Seuss
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