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Ashley Cummings
Cummings, Ashley
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
Colleges attended: Nashville State Community College & Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2023, but have worked with children since 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing students have their lightbulb moment.
3 things I love: Jesus, Disney, my family!
Favorite quote: "If you can dream it, you can do it." -Walt Disney 

Stephanie Holland
Holland, Stephanie
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay and Arkansas State
Started teaching in: 2009
Favorite thing about my job: The kids
5 things I love: My cows, farm, horse, dogs, and family
Favorite quote: ‘Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.’ - Unknown
Jodi Kidd
Kidd, Jodi
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Oak Park, Illinois
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin
Started teaching in: 2006
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with my students
3 things I love: Reading, sitting on my back porch, my family
Favorite quote: "Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination." - Mark Twain
Melissa McElrath-Russell
McElrath-Russell, Melissa
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Maury, TN
College attended: Columbia State, MTSU, TN Wesleyan
Started teaching in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: Teaching children new things and watching the light bulb go off when they learn something new
3 things I love: Spending time with my family, outdoors/hunting, being crafty
Favorite quote: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.....It's learning to dance in the rain.
Katelyn Qualls
Qualls, Katelyn
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Franklin, TN
Colleges attended: Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2022
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the growth that my students have. Not just in my class, but with each passing year when seeing them in the halls. 
3 things I love: Cherry Coke, Soft Rock, My Husband
Favorite quote: "Education is the movement of darkness to light.” - Allan Bloom
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