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Eric Anderson
Anderson, Eric
PE Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
Colleges attended: Tennessee Tech University, Arkansas State University
Started teaching in: 2007
Favorite thing about my job: Working with the kids and helping them have an enjoyable school experience
3 things I love: My kids, Golfing, Fall weather
Favorite quote: "Never let the fear of striking out  keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth
Peggy Bean
Bean, Peggy
Cafeteria Manager
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Nashville State, Austin Peay State University
Started working with children in: 2009
Favorite thing about my job: Ensuring our students get healthy meals and getting to know them
3 things I love: The Lord, My Family, TN Titans!
Favorite quote: "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
Pam Beard
Beard, Pam
Title One Assistant
Born in: Fort Mead, Maryland
Started working with children in: 1996
Favorite thing about my job;  Helping children with special needs
3 things I love: Grandchildren, crafts, and old science fiction movies
Favorite quote: "Do your best!”
Laurie Billingsby
Billingsby, Laurie
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Union City, Tennessee
College attended: Freed-Hardeman University
Started teaching in: 1988
Favorite thing about my job: Finding fun activities and games to help children learn
3 things I love: walking outdoors, coffee, reading
Favorite quote: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
Karen Call
Call, Karen
Fourth Grade Math/Science Teacher
Born in: Madisonville, KY
College attended: Murray State University
Started teaching in: 1993
Favorite thing about my job: Watching kids get excited about learning
3 things Spending time with my family, reading, and camping
Susie Choate
Choate, Susie
Third Grade Math/Science Teacher
Born in: Fort Ord, California
Colleges graduated from: UT Martin and APSU
Started teaching in: 1983
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the look in student's eyes when they understand a math concept
3 things I love: vacations, reading, quilting
Jennifer Christian
Christian, Jennifer
School Counselor
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University and University of Tennessee at Martin
Started working with children in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: Helping children be successful
3 things I love: watching movies, going to the beach, spending time with family
Heidi Cooley
Cooley, Heidi
Second Grade Math/Science Teacher
Born in: Kewanee, IL
College attended: Milligan College; East Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2003
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with students
3 things I love: Home Decorating; Reading; Outdoor activities
Favorite verse: I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13
Linda Daniel
Daniel, Linda
RTI Assistant Manager
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: David Lipscomb College
Started teaching in: 1976
Favorite thing about my job: Making happy memories for children
3 things I love: shopping, traveling and watching movies
Favorite quote: “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” - Booker T. Washington
Martha Daniel
Daniel, Martha
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: APSU
Started teaching: 2009
Favorite thing about my job: Watching how excited children when they learn something new
3 things I love: my family, my job, music
Suzanne Downing
Downing, Suzanne
Third Grade ELA/SS Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 1986
Favorite thing about my job: Teaching students not only how to succeed academically, but also socially
3 things I love: family, pets, crafting
Favorite quote: If you can't say something nice to someone, don't say anything at all. - Thumper & his mom
Lane Drinnen
Drinnen, Lane
ISS Monitor/Cafeteria Monitor
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: University Of Tennessee at Knoxville
Started working with children in: 2016
Favorite thing about my job: Kids
3 things I love: My family, Coaching, and friends
Favorite quote: "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan
Melanie Evans
Evans, Melanie
Title One Interventionist/RTI Manager
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Tennessee Technological University and Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2004
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing growth in my students
3 things I love: family, time with my friends and canoeing
Favorite quote: Pray more, worry less
Laura Ferrell
Ferrell, Laura
Instructional Coach
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Belmont University
Started teaching in: 2005
Favorite thing about my job: Working with so many educators who have the common goal of making a difference in the lives of children
3 things I love: hiking, camping, and traveling with my family
Favorite quote: "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou
Esther Givens
Givens, Esther
Art/Music Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Freed Hardeman University
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Inspiring students to create!
3 things I love: animals, music, and road trips
Shea Gunn
Gunn, Shea
ESL Teacher
Born in: Houston, TX
College attended: Austin Peay State University and University of Tennessee at Martin
Started teaching in: 2008
Favorite thing about my job: Working with children
3 things I love: My family, my dog, and Amazon
Favorite quote: You can do hard things!
Candie Hedge
Hedge, Candie
Secretary
Born in: Jackson, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University
Started working with children in: 2011
Favorite thing about my job: Sharing those little super happy moments with students
3 things I love: My husband, our 3 kids, and soap making
Favorite quote: "I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that your not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Candice Henley
Henley, Candice
Computer Lab Teacher
Born in: Ft.Thomas, KY
College attended: NSCC
Started working with children in: 2009
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with students, and helping them with individual learning needs
3 things I love: Vacations with my family, dancing, coffee
Favorite quote: "It is better to be hated for what you are, than loved for what you are not" - Andre Gide
Lana Hogin
Hogin, Lana
Bookkeeper
Born in: Nashville, TN
Started working with children in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: Working with numbers
3 things I love: My family, My friends, and God
Favorite quote: "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela
Sherri Hunt
Hunt, Sherri
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Highland Park, Michigan
Started working with children in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: Being a calm positive influence in a child's daily school life
3 things I love: Spending time with my husband and daughter, watching classic movies/documentaries and vacations
Favorite quote:  "Do your best work"
Trevenia Jones
Jones, Trevenia
Librarian
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Belmont College and Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2008
Favorite thing about my job: Helping to teach the love of reading
3 things I love: God, my family, and reading
Favorite quote: "Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else's shoes for a while." - Malorie Blackman
Jennifer Kelly
Kelly, Jennifer
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students transform into readers and writers
3 things I love: my family, football, my dog Dixie
Favorite quote: Don't stop until you're proud.
Sherree Lambright
Lambright, Sherree
Second Grade ELA/SS Teacher
Born in:  Nashville, TN
College attended: Freed-Hardeman University
Started in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job:  Seeing students grow academically and socially
3 things I love: Family, Reading, Coffee
Favorite quote: "The will must be greater than the skill." - Muhammad Ali
Cynthia McCann
McCann, Cynthia
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Union University and Trevecca University
Started teaching in: 1992
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to work with some amazing children and co-workers
3 things I love: family, friends, nature
Favorite quote: Those who read are the ones who succeed!
Rebekah Pass
Pass, Rebekah
School Nurse
Born in: Dickson, TN
Started working with children in: 2005
Favorite thing about my job: Being there to help children through hard days
3 things I love: My Husband, my 3 sons, and watching my boys play the sports they love
Favorite quote: "Sometimes I inspire my patients; more often they inspire me."
Curtis Robertson
Robertson, Curtis
SRO
Born in: Dickson, TN
Started working with children in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Protecting students and being a part of their positive educational experience
Beth Sharp
Sharp, Beth
Learning Loss Tutor
Born in: San Diego, CA
College attended: Western Governor's University
Started teaching in: 2001
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing students grow in knowledge
3 things I love: My family, music, my dogs.
Favorite quote: "There's so much left to know and I'm on the road to find out." - Yusuf Islam
Samantha Sharp
Sharp, Samantha
Special Education Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Bethel University
Started teaching in: 2014
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students reach their goals
3 things I love: Snow, Candles, My 2 dogs
Favorite quote: "Education is one thing no one can take away from you." - B.B. King
Melissa Southerland
Southerland, Melissa
Fifth Grade Math/Science Teacher
Born in: Dickson, Tennessee
College attended: Columbia State Community College, Austin Peay State University
Started  teaching in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students learn and reach their goals
3 things I love: my family, organizing, crafting
Jill Spicer
Spicer, Jill
Fifth Grade ELA/SS Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Welch College and Trevecca Nazarene University
Started teaching in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with students
3 things I love: listening to or making music; spending time outdoors; and traveling with friends and family
Favorite quote: "Without music, life would be a mistake." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Rachel Storment
Storment, Rachel
Principal
Born in: Memphis, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin, Trevecca Nazarene University
Started teaching in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with students and problem solving with faculty and staff
3 things I love: Spending time with family and friends, the beach, reading
Favorite quote: "Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson
Cindy Story
Story, Cindy
Fourth Grade ELA/SS Teacher
Born in: Waverly, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Started teaching in: 2001
Favorite thing about my job: My students
3 things I love: My family, Reading, Walking
Favorite quote: "The harder I work, the luckier I get." - Gary Player
Debbie Tucker
Tucker, Debbie
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Dickson, Tennessee
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started working with children in: 1988
Favorite thing about my job: Making sure children know they are loved and that I care about them and their education
3 things I love: Being with my family, cooking, working in the yard
Favorite quote: "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." - Napoleon Hill
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