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Tasha Anderson
Anderson, Tasha
ISS & Cafe Monitor
Born in: Hartford, Kentucky
College attended: University of Kentucky
Started working with children in: 2009
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students
3 things I love: Going to the mountains, Hiking, Walking
Favorite quote: You will never regret being kind.
Adam Bogle
Bogle, Adam
Computer Lab Teacher/Head Football Coach
Born in: Franklin, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2007
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students discover professions and activities that they will enjoy in the future
3 things I love: My kids, hunting, and football
Favorite quote: "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." Henry Ford
Amanda Bogle
Bogle, Amanda
6th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Franklin, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2009
Favorite thing about my job: Introducing a new concept or idea and seeing the joy and excitement on the students' faces
3 things I love: reading, watching movies, hiking
Favorite quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Meredith Bryant
Bryant, Meredith
Cafeteria Manager
Born in: South Bend, IN
Started working with children in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to know the kids
3 things I love: My family, God, any water activity
Allison Cabell
Cabell, Allison
Guidance Counselor
Born in: Danville, Virginia
College attended: Averett College, Western Illinois University, Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2007
Favorite part of my job: Helping students discover their best options
3 things I love: cooking, hanging out with family, watching Titans football
Favorite quote: If it had not been for the LORD on my side, where would I be? - Psalm 124
Paula Caruthers
Caruthers, Paula
Librarian
Born in: Johnson City, TN
College attended: Lipscomb University, Tennessee State University, Trevecca University
Started teaching in: 1998
Favorite thing about my job: Analyzing data and putting it to use
3 things I love: my family, holidays and all things zombies/ horror movies  
Favorite quote: "Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, great minds discuss ideas." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Christy
Christy, Eleanor
Special Education Teacher
Born in: White House, TN
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University, Bates Technical College, Carson Newman
Started teaching in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: The kids!
3 things I love: Jesus, gym, beach
Favorite quote: "Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them."  Lady Bird Johnson
Christy Daniels
Daniels, Christy
7th Grade Reading/Language Arts Teacher
Born in: Corry, Pennsylvania
College attended:  Tennessee Tech University and Cal State East Bay
Started teaching in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: Talking about reading
3 things I love: reading, gardening, watching tv
Favorite quote: “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” - William Shakespeare from Alls Well That Ends Well
Lora Deiter
Deiter, Lora
8th Grade Math Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Belmont University
Started teaching in: 2001
Favorite thing about my job: Watching students learn that they can do things
3 things I love: God, family, country
Favorite quote: "You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however." - Richard Bach
Jan Ford
Ford, Jan
Principal
Born in: Savannah, TN
College attended: Austin Peay University, Cumberland University
Started teaching in: 1993
Favorite thing about my job: We are a family helping students!
3 things I love: traveling, reading books, and helping people
Stacey Green
Green, Stacey
School Nurse
Born in: Nashville, TN
Colleges attended: Columbia State Community College
Started nursing in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Helping others
3 things I love: vacations, my family, church
Favorite quote: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil. 4:13
Sherie Guye
Guye, Sherie
Attendance Secretary
Born in: Nashville, TN
Started working with children in: 2002
Favorite thing about my job: Working with people who appreciate me
Paige Head
Head, Paige
Gym Teacher/Head Girls Basketball Coach
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Tennessee Tech
Started teaching in: 1997
Favorite thing about my job: Making connections with students
3 things I love: Spending time with family, church activities, reading
Cassidy Lovelace
Lovelace, Cassidy
Instructional Coach
Born in: Nashville, Tennessee
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started working in education in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Collaborating with teachers to maximize students' learning
3 things I love: traveling, photography, and sports
Favorite quote: "Nothing can dim the light that shines from within." - Maya Angelou
Mollie Mark
Mark, Mollie
Band Director
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2014
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students grow and find their voice
3 things I love: cats, nature, art
Favorite quote: “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” - Anais Nin
Anthony McNeil
McNeil, Anthony
8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
Colleges attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with students
3 things I love: Anime, Hunting, Football
Favorite quote: "I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are." - Mewtwo from Pokemon
Gary Myers
Myers, Gary
SRO
Born in: Mount Holly, NJ
Started working with children in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Having the opportunity to work with children and help prepare them for their futures
3 things I love: Hunting, Aviation, Family
Melissa Nicholson
Nicholson, Melissa
6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Columbia State and Austin Peay
Started teaching in: 1998
Favorite thing about my job: Working with the students
3 things I love: Traveling, spending time with family, cheesecake
Favorite quote: "Your deeds are your monuments." - Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Sherry Perry
Perry, Sherry
Bookeeper
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Nashville State
Started: 1996
Favorite thing about my job: The people I work with
3 things I love: Walking, Anything Outdoors, Good Food
Favorite quote: In a world where you can be anything...be kind.
Ashley Plotzer
Plotzer, Ashley
7th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: McEwen, TN
College attended: UT Martin, Arkansas State University
Started teaching in: 2008
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing students get excited about science
3 things I love: Family time, dogs, traveling
Favorite quote: "In a world where you can be anything, be kind."
Lori Proffitt
Proffitt, Lori
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Glendale, CA
College attended: Nashville State Community College
Started working with children in: 2004
Favorite thing about my job: Helping children learn, whether it's organizational skills or understanding a new concept
3 things I love: spending time with my husband, camping, Diet Coke
Jacob Puckett
Puckett, Jacob
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher/Head Volleyball Coach
Born in: Mt. Juliet, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: Coaching volleyball
3 things I love: Family time, reading, coaching volleyball
Kaci Puckett
Puckett, Kaci
7th Grade Math Teacher
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: Working with students
3 things I love: My Family, Reading, Singing
Taylor Rhodes
Rhodes, Taylor
6th Grade Reading/Language Arts Teacher
Born in: San Antonio, TX
College attended: Abilene Christian University and Texas State University
Started teaching in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing my students mature & grow
3 things I love: The Beatles, Star Wars, and Sports
Favorite quote:  "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." - Christian D. Larson
Ericka Rochelle
Rochelle, Ericka
8th Grade Reading/Language Arts
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with students and helping them be successful
3 things I love: God, family, and education
Favorite quote: "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou
Sean Rowe
Rowe, Sean
Assistant Principal
Born in: Fort Smith, AR
College attended: Webster University, Austin Peay University, and Union University
Started teaching in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Helping young men and women realize their potential.
3 things I love: Spending time with my amazing family, boating, and RVing.
Favorite quote: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” - Albert Einstein
Lori Shepard
Shepard, Lori
Music Teacher
Born in: Huntsville, AL
College attended: Carson Newman University
Started teaching in: 2013
Favorite thing about my job: I love helping students become comfortable with their "musical" side and to enjoy music, observing them as the "light" of understanding comes on, and interacting with them as we explore music together.
3 things I love: My precious family, outdoor activities, sewing
Favorite quote: "...and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
Ali Smith
Smith, Ali
6th Grade Math Teacher/Head Softball Coach
Born in: Wheeling, WV
College attended: Belmont University, Union University
Started teaching in: 2011
Favorite thing about my job: Being a small part of this community that has become my extended family.
3 things I love: My family, softball, and Reese's
Favorite quote: “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan
Wendi Work
Work, Wendi
Art Teacher
Born in: Memphis, TN
College attended: University of Memphis, Delta State University
Started teaching  in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: Watching students discover the “aha!” moment when things click and they get excited about learning.
3 things I love: my children, oil painting, and reading
Favorite quote: “You never fail until you stop trying.” - Albert Einstein
Nick Zoumbaris
Zoumbaris, Nick
8th Grade Science Teacher
Born in: Wayne, MI
College attended: Estrella Mountain CC, Arizona State University
Started teaching in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: Kids, laughter, unconditional appreciation
3 things I love: Fishing, going fast, travel
Favorite quote: All is as God wills it.
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