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Our office staff assist the students and teachers in any way we can. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out if you ever have a comment or concern. 
Dr. Rhiannon Mason
Mason, Dr. Rhiannon
Principal
I want to welcome families to New Directions Academy. My name is Rhiannon Mason. I grew up in Cross Plains, TN. From an early age, my family repeated education was the ticket to anything you wanted to be or anywhere you wanted to go. I knew early on I wanted to be a teacher, I just couldn't figure out what it was I wanted to teach. I graduated from East Robertson High School in 1996. It was after my Freshman year of college I decided I wanted to be a history teacher. I graduated from APSU in 2000 with a degree in history, but I had changed my mind and worked instead at an investment company in Nashville. After the birth of my oldest son Seth, I got a phone call for a job teaching history at Springfield High School. I taught for 7 years and loved it. Around 2005, I furthered my education and earned my master's degree in Administration. In 2007, my youngest son Fisher was born. The next year, I was named Assistant Principal at Springfield High School. After three years, my family moved to Dickson, TN. I have worked in several roles in DC schools and have earned my Ed.D. I transferred to NDA in 2017. It has been a wonderful experience and I have learned a lot. There is never a dull moment and it is a great opportunity to make positive changes .
Dinah Stockman
Stockman, Dinah
Behavior Specialist
Dinah Stockman is the School/Family/Behavior Coordinator and RtI Coordinator for NDA. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Master's of Education degree in Special Education. She began working at NDA in the summer of 2003. Mrs. Stockman's goal is to make a difference one student at a time by developing positive relationships and meeting students where they are in order to help them take one step at a time in the best direction for them. Mrs. Stockman is married and has two sons. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, church activities, sports, and reading. 
Michelle Street
Street, Michelle
Office Manager/Secretary
I graduated from Dickson County High School in 1988. In 1992 I went to work for the Dickson County Board of Education in Special Education. I also started driving a bus for the school system that year. I transferred to NDA in 1998.  I have been here for twenty years as the School Office Manager/Secretary. Working for NDA has allowed me to be a part of the lives of many different students over the years.  I have made many good memories in my time here and I plan on making many more throughout the coming years. 
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