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Debbie Erranton
Erranton, Debbie
Pre-K Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
Started working with children in: 2016
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing those smiling faces each day
3 things I love: My job, The Beach, Crafting
Favorite quote: Start each day with a grateful heart.
Jane Hughes
Hughes, Jane
Pre-K Teacher
Born in: Waverly, Tennessee
College attended: University of Phoenix and University of Tennessee Martin
Started Teaching in: 2014
Favorite thing about my job: Interactions with children
3 things I love: spending time with my grandsons, yard work, and reading
Melissa McElrath-Russell
McElrath-Russell, Melissa
Pre-K 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.
Erica Pendergrass
Pendergrass, Erica
Pre-K Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Nashville State Community College; East Central University
Started working with children in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: Working with kids and teaching them
3 things I love: Coffee, reading a good book, and traveling
Favorite Quote: "Don't quit 5 minutes before the Miracle." - Anonymous
Pam Puckett
Puckett, Pam
Pre-K Teacher
Born in: Karachi, Pakistan
College attended: Vanderbilt and Cumberland for Masters
Started teaching in: 1985
Favorite thing about my job: Children
3 things I love: My God, My family, My Job
Melissa Thedford
Thedford, Melissa
Pre-K Assistant
Born in: Las Vegas, Nevada
Colleges attended: Holmes Community College
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Inspiring my students to do their very best everyday with love and kindness
3 things I love: Spending time with my family and friends, reading my Bible, and doing crafts with my kids
Favorite quote: "She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25
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