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Charity Adkins
Adkins, Charity
School Nutrition
Born in: Nashville, TN
Started working with students in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: My student customers!
3 things I love: Jesus, family, and friends
Favorite quote: "It is well with my soul."
Angela Alberd
Alberd, Angela
School Secretary
Born in: Clarksville, TN
Started working with children in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: Talking to parents in person or on the phone and helping teachers and students
3 things I love: Camping, Hiking, and Crafting
Favorite quote: "Hike Your Own Hike." - Thru-Hiker
Annitta Baggett
Baggett, Annitta
Instructional Coach
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: APSU
Started working with children in: 2005
Favorite thing about my job: Watching people learn, grow, and improve in character/knowledge
3 things I love: reading, swimming, hiking
Favorite quote: "Whatever you do, do it well." - Walt Disney
Karrie Brewer
Brewer, Karrie
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Florence, AL
College attended: Columbia State, Athens University, MTSU, Cumberland University
Started teaching in: 2003
Favorite thing about my job: Making learning fun and memorable for my K kiddos
3 things I love: watching my daughter and son play sports, traveling, and spending time at the river with family/friends
Tabatha Brewer
Brewer, Tabatha
Fourth Grade Teacher
Born in: Nashville TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Helping children gain knowledge and self esteem
3 things I love: Coffee, Goodwill, Reading
Favorite quote: You can do hard things!
Wanda Chappell
Chappell, Wanda
Computer Lab
Born in: Dickson, TN
Started working with children in: 1985
Favorite thing about my job: Working with kids!
3 things I love: Jesus, Family, Running, and Guitar....sorry that's 4...
Favorite quote: I live in an Andy Griffith World!!
Kayla Cooper
Cooper, Kayla
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Charlotte, TN
College attended: Freed Hardeman University
Started teaching in: 2021
Favorite thing about my job: Working with wonderful kids all day
3 things I love: Sports, chocolate, and spending time with my family
Janice Corbin
Corbin, Janice
Assistant
Born in: Dickson, Tennessee
Started working with children in: 1989
Favorite thing about my job: Working with children and having summers off
3 things I love: Dr. Pepper, going on trips, playing games on my IPad
Favorite quote: It is what it is...
Chasity Darnell
Darnell, Chasity
Third Grade Teacher
Born in: Oak Ridge, TN
College attended: Tennessee Technological University
Started teaching in: 2011
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students find the excitement in what they are learning
3 things I love: My husband Justin and my son Coleman, teaching, and Dolly Parton!
Favorite quote: "If you see someone without a smile, give them yours." - Dolly Parton
Keith Dearborn
Dearborn, Keith
SRO
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy
Started working with children in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Making a positive impact on students
3 things I love: Family, Jeeps and our Corgi named "Teddy"
Favorite quote: "If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready!" - Dylan Dearborn
Cindy Draper
Draper, Cindy
Special Education Teacher
Born in:  Vernon, Texas
College attended: Arkansas State University, Austin Peay State University, Cumberland University
Started teaching in: 1982
Favorite thing about my job: Working with special learners and my SPED co-workers
3 things I love:  My faith, family, and friends
Favorite quote: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." - Romans 8:28 (NIV)
Carolyn Fish
Fish, Carolyn
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Newark, New Jersey
College attended: College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown NJ
Started teaching in: 1994
Favorite thing about my job: Watching my students grow and achieve
3 things I love: Learning/studying about God, Being with my family, Researching my ancestry
Favorite quote: Psalm 91
Clay Hawkins
Hawkins, Clay
P.E. Teacher
Born in: White Bluff,TN
Colleges attended: Freed Hardeman
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to know the students
3 things I love: Disc Golf, Family, Church Camp
Favorite quote: Proverbs 3:5-6
Joanne Holland
Holland, Joanne
Second Grade Teacher
Brittany Hope
Hope, Brittany
Pre K Teacher
Amanda Hughes
Hughes, Amanda
Art/Music Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University
I started working with children in: 1992
Favorite thing about my job: Watching children grow and learn
3 things I love: being with my family, gardening, and baking
Christi Jarman
Jarman, Christi
Pre-Kindergarten Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
Started working with students in: 2016
Favorite thing about my job: Helping the kids learn and play
3 things I love: lizards, puzzles, movies
Janet Jenkins
Jenkins, Janet
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Nashville, TN
Started working with students in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the smiles on the kids' faces and getting to help them learn new things
3 things I love: God, my family and friends, and crafting
Favorite quote: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13
Amber Lampley
Lampley, Amber
Fourth and Fifth Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay and Bethel University
Started teaching in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: My students and my co-workers
3 things I love: Family Time, Chocolate, Pepsi
Favorite quote: "I have nothing to lose but something to gain." - Eminem
Becky Langley
Langley, Becky
Title One Assistant
Born in: Washington, Indiana
Started working with children in: 2001
Favorite thing about my job: Becoming friends with our students and watching them soar in their reading and math skills
3 things I love: going to church, putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing the piano
Favorite quote: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding
Lori Link
Link, Lori
Fourth Grade Teacher
Born in: Clarksville, TN
College attended: Austin Peay and University of Phoenix
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with students and watching them learn
 3 things I love: God, Family, and relaxing
Favorite quote: Everything happens for a reason.
Kristen Lynch
Lynch, Kristen
Assistant Principal
Born in: Waverly, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University and Trevecca Nazarene University
Started teaching in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: The students, people, and our families
3 things I love: My dog Darcy, my family and friends, and our school
Favorite quote: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats
Sherry Nicholson
Nicholson, Sherry
Second Grade Teacher
Born in: Clarksville, TN
College attended: Trevecca Nazarene University
Started working with children in: 2004
Favorite thing about my job: Watching the children learn
3 things I love: Kayaking, sewing/monogramming, the beach
Favorite quote: A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.
Amber Palmore
Palmore, Amber
School Counselor
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: The University of TN at Chattanooga, The University of TN at Martin
Started working with children in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Showing students that someone always cares
3 things I love: Pizza, Football, and Holidays
Favorite quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the World." - Ghandi
Jane Pruett
Pruett, Jane
RTI Assistant Manager
Born in: Nashville, TN
Colleges attended: CSCC, APSU, and TSU
Started teaching in: 1973
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to interact with teachers and students
3 things I love: Church, family, and friends
Favorite quote: "Be first or be last."
Jamie Puckett
Puckett, Jamie
Special Education Teacher
Born in: Clarksville TN
College attended: Nashville State, Austin Peay
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Being in God’s will for my life!
3 things I love: Jesus, My family, laying in the bed
Jayme Richardson
Richardson, Jayme
Special Education Assistant
Melissa Rochelle
Rochelle, Melissa
Librarian
Born in: Winchester, TN
College attended: MTSU and TN State
Started working with students in: 2006
Favorite thing about my job: working with students
3 things I love: family, my three children, and my granddaughters.
Elsa Roney
Roney, Elsa
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Middle TN State University
Started teaching in: 1992
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the amazing growth of Kindergarten children both academically and socially in just one short year!
3 things I love: family, outdoors, faith
Frances Self
Self, Frances
Cafeteria Manager
Born in: Montgomery Co, TN
College attended: APSU
Started working with children in: 1971
Favorite thing about my job: The hugs and smiles from the kids every day
3 things I love: God, my family, sunrises, and my job
Favorite quote: "Never think you are better than anyone else, but always remember no one else is better than you." - My great grandfather
Sheri Selph
Selph, Sheri
Fifth Grade Teacher
Born in: Pensacola, Florida
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching here in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing my students when they "Get It!"
3 things I love: My family, including 8 Grandbabies, camping, and my students
Haley Sensing
Sensing, Haley
Special Education Assistant
Natilee Sensing
Sensing, Natilee
Bookkeeper
Angela Shock
Shock, Angela
Kindergarten Teacher
Born in: Newport News, Virginia
College attended: University of Phoenix
Started teaching in: 2016
Favorite thing about my job: Making that difference in a child's life
3 things I love: Coffee, reading, gardening
Favorite quote: Dream It, Believe It, Do It!
Amanda Slack
Slack, Amanda
Title One Assistant
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Nashville State Community College
Started working with students in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students become successful in math and reading
3 things I love: Jesus, time with family, and coffee
Wanda Street
Street, Wanda
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
Started working with children in: 1987
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the growth that children make
3 things I love: camping, crafty things, taking pictures of nature
Favorite quote: You are smarter than you think.
Sue Stringfield
Stringfield, Sue
Principal
Born in: Philadelphia, PA
College attended: University of Tennessee, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 1988
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students and staff be successful
3 things I love: reading, traveling, eating out
Favorite quote: "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." - Mother Teresa
Kimberly Summers
Summers, Kimberly
School Nurse
Born in: Dearborn, Michigan
Started working with students in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to know and connect with each student and their families along with the family atmosphere of our VES staff
3 things I love: My Husband & two Boys, Riding our Harley Motorcycle, Art& Photography
Favorite quote: "There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
Sherry Turnbow
Turnbow, Sherry
Reading Interventionist
College attended: Nashville State Community College, Trevecca Nazarene University
Started teaching in: 1992
Favorite thing about my job: Helping children to be successful in Reading
3 things I love: reading, bird watching, time with family
Laura Wellhousen
Wellhousen, Laura
First Grade Teacher
Born in: Great Falls, Montana
College attended: Concordia College; Concordia University
Started teaching in: 1983
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing students get excited about learning!
3 things I love: My family, chocolate, painting
Favorite quote: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.”
Katherine Whitfield
Whitfield, Katherine
Fifth Grade Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Started teaching in: 2013
Favorite thing about my job: The relationships I build with my students
3 things I love: Reading, my husband, and my son
Sloan Williams
Williams, Sloan
Third Grade Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Nashville State and Freed Hardeman University
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to work with kids everyday
3 things I love: Coaching, Going to the river, and Coffee
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