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Congratulations, Jessica Alberson! Interim Assistant Principal at Dickson County High School
Jessica Alberson
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Alberson as Interim Assistant Principal at Dickson County High School.
Jessica is a Dickson native and Dickson County High School graduate. She has worked in Williamson County Schools for the past 7 years focusing on Curriculum and Instruction, as their Literacy Coach. Prior to moving into Williamson County, her career began at Oakmont Elementary where she taught first grade and was an Instructional Interventionist.
Alberson has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2008, and master's degree in Educational Leadership from Bethel University in 2014. She is married to Justin Alberson and they have two precious children, Garrett and Anna Lynn. Garrett will be entering Kindergarten with Dickson County Schools this year. 
"I am extremely blessed and excited to be back home. I am looking forward to serving our students, teachers, and community up on the hill of Dickson County High School. This is going to be a great year!" 

Congratulations, Melinda Fortner! Interim Principal of Stuart Burns Elementary School
Melinda Fortner
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Melinda Fortner as Interim Principal of Stuart Burns Elementary School.

Melinda Fortner is a native of Dickson County and has nineteen years of experience as an educator with the Dickson County Board of Education. She has spent the last five years proudly serving as an assistant principal at Dickson County High School, her alma mater. Mrs. Fortner began her career at Stuart-Burns Elementary where she worked for ten years teaching third grade and fifth grade ELA. Her experience also includes instructional coaching at the elementary and middle school levels.

After graduating from Dickson County High School, Mrs. Fortner received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and later a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from Austin Peay State University. Mrs. Fortner is married to Brian Fortner, and they have a daughter, McKinley, who is an upcoming sophomore at Dickson County High School.

Mrs. Fortner is beyond excited to return to Stuart-Burns Elementary, where she attended school and later taught. She looks forward to working with the great faculty and staff at SBES and serving the students and families of the Burns community.

Congratulations, Erica Logan! New Assistant Principal of Centennial Elementary School
Erica Logan
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Logan as Assistant Principal of Centennial Elementary School.  
Erica Logan was born and raised in Dickson County. She graduated from Creek Wood High School in 2004, and Austin Peay State University in May of 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Logan received a Masters of Library Science degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2010. Recently, she completed her Ed.S in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. Her teaching career began at Oakmont Elementary, the very elementary school that she attended as a child. She taught 5th grade for 8 years before transferring to William James Middle School to serve as their librarian and then Instructional Coach.
Mrs. Logan is married to her husband, Stefan, who also teaches at Dickson County High School. Together they have two boys, Knox and Kamden. Mrs. Logan is extremely excited to be joining the Centennial Elementary family and is looking forward to an amazing school year. 

Congratulations, Dr. Mary Collins! New Federal Projects Directory
Mary Collins
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mary Collins to the position of Federal Programs Director of Dickson County Schools.
A native of Dickson County and following in her mother, Statia Daniel’s footsteps, Dr. Mary Collins has been an educator for 22 years and has had a diverse background in education which includes teaching special education in Chicago Public Schools, serving as a multi-grade teacher at Nashville’s Stanford Montessori public school, and teaching for Dickson County Schools at Stuart Burns Elementary and Charlotte Elementary. For our district, she has also served as an Instructional Coach at White Bluff Elementary, the Literacy Coordinator, and the RtI Coordinator. Dr. Collins is a graduate of Dickson County High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She earned her Doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2013 and her Administrative License from Bethel in 2019. Dr. Collins and husband Jason are proud parents of children Stone, a recent Creek Wood High School graduate, and Katie, an upcoming Creek Wood High School junior. They are members of Charlotte Fagan United Methodist Church.
Congratulations, Rachel Storment! New Principal of the Discovery School
Please help me in welcoming Ms. Storment to her new position. 
Rachel Storment
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Storment as Principal of the Discovery School.

Rachel Storment began her educational career in the Dickson County School District in 1999 as a special education teacher at Oakmont Elementary School. Ms. Storment spent 11 years within the district teaching in an extended resource classroom, inclusive preschool classroom, and a 1st grade classroom at both Oakmont Elementary and Centennial Elementary before accepting the assistant principal position at Centennial Elementary School in 2010. This year marked her tenth year as the assistant principal at Centennial Elementary School.

Ms. Storment’s educational experiences have given her the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. Her educational philosophy is based on her belief that all students can learn, given a structured, encouraging environment where they are challenged to seek excellence in academics, character, and social development. 

Ms. Storment received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1999. After several years of teaching, she pursued her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University, which she obtained in 2004.

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