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Amy Battista
Amy Battista
Fifth Grade Math/Science Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University, Cumberland University
Started teaching in: 2000
Favorite thing about teaching: Building relationships with my students.
3 things I love: my son Jake, my pup Stuart, and running
Vicky Booker
Bookkeeper
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Tennessee Technology at Dickson, TCAT
Started working with children in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: The kids and my coworkers
3 things I love: Crafting, coffee and watching football
Favorite quote: Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain.
Jennifer Coates
Jennifer Coates
School Nurse
Born in: Columbia, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University, Columbia State Community College
Started working with children in: 2008
Favorite thing about my job: Interacting with kids on a daily basis because there is never a dull moment in the school setting
3 things I love: my children, reading, and coffee
Favorite quote: "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon
Allison Kruse
Allison Kruse
Instructional Coach
Born in: Charlotte, N.C.
College attended: Lipscomb University, Austin Peay University
Started teaching in: 1990
Favorite thing about my job: Showing people how powerful they are
3 things I love: Watching my boys play sports, spa time, and traveling
Favorite quote: "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein
Jamie Patterson
Jamie Patterson
SRO
Born in: 
College attended: Law Enforcement Academy
Starting working with students in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: The DARE program
3 things I love: these students, my family
Barbara Stinson
Barbara Stinson
School Secretary/DBA
Born in: Chicago, IL
Started working with students in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job:  Seeing all my little friends excited to learn  
3 things I love: Spending time with my family, Sewing, and Reading
Favorite quote: "You are Braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - A. A. Milne
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