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Bradley, Heather
CTE Department
Born in: Landstuhl, Germany
College attended: Tulsa Technology Center
Started teaching in: 2021
Favorite thing about my job: Teaching the kids how to do the job I've done for 30 years
3 things I love: church, working as a paramedic, my kids
Favorite quote: If you fall down 11 times, get up 12!
Meredith Douthitt
Douthitt, Meredith
CTE Department
Born in: Nashville, Tennessee
College attended: Austin Peay State University and The University of Tennessee at Martin
Started teaching in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing students get excited about their future
3 things I love: My wonderful family, reading, and crocheting
Favorite quote: “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James? ?1:2-3? ?ESV??
Vance Hardin
Hardin, Vance
CTE Department
Born in: Union, MS
College attended: Meridian Community College and UT martin
Started teaching in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Giving students hope of a bright future
3 things I love: Working and creating new things, the out doors, and spending time with my family
Favorite quote: A job is a self portrait of the person of the person who completed it.
Libby Hernandez
Hernandez, Libby
CTE Department
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Tennessee Tech University, Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: So cliché, but it really is the relationships and memories
3 things I love: Traveling, my dog Annie, and Broadway
Favorite quote:  “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Gandhi
Nancy Jackson
Jackson, Nancy
CTE Department
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Athens State University
Started teaching in: 1995
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to go to school
3 things I love: Softball, Tie dye, and Learning
Favorite quote: "Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.“ - Alan Turing.
Zeb James
James, Zeb
CTE Department
Born in: Boone, North Carolina
College attended: Virginia Highlands Community College, Tennessee Technological University
Started teaching in: 2007
Favorite thing about my job: Sharing and developing knowledge, skills and experiences within Agriculture
3 things I love: Livestock shows, Fishing and Livestock Auctions
Favorite quote: "Why be like everyone else, when you can be yourself?"
Jodie Orman
Orman, Jodie
CTE Department
Born in: College Grove, TN
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin, Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students with the transition from high school to work or college
3 things I love: Riding Horses, Camping, Family Vacations
Favorite quote: Life is about making an impact, not making an income.
Buford Rachford
Rachford, Buford
JROTC
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Middle Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2020
Favorite thing about my job: Interacting, developing, and instructing students in proper decision making
3 things I love: my kids, my puppies, and movies
Favorite quote: “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” - Albert Einstein
Daniel Salley
Salley, Daniel
CTE Department
Born in: Ann Arbor, Michigan
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2001
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students create music and videos
3 things I love: Family, Music, Learning New Things
Favorite quote: "Each day provides its own gifts." - Marcus Aurelius
Ronald Schlangen
Schlangen, Ronald
JROTC
Born in: Indianapolis, IN
College attended: American Military University
Started working with children in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Sharing my experience with young adults
3 things I love: My Family, being outside, my country
Favorite quote: "Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers (students) stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them." - Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State & Four Star General
Charles Taylor
Taylor, Charles
CTE Department
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended: Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State
Started teaching in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Teaching the next generation of skilled tradesman
3 things I love: my family, coaching basketball, being on our farm
Favorite quote: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Houston Thiel
Thiel, Houston
CTE Department
Born in: Charlotte, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2015
Favorite thing about my job: The students and my colleagues
3 things I love: My family, Sundays, Coaching
Favorite quote: Good enough never made anything great.
Wallace, Jason
CTE Department
Born in: McEwen, TN
College attended: Tennessee Tech and Arkansas State
Started teaching in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: Watching students grow into productive adults
3 things I love: Faith, Family and Farming
Veronica Walton
Walton, Veronica
CTE Department
Born in: Fulda, Germany
College attended: University of Tennessee at Martin
Started teaching in: 2011
Favorite thing about my job: Educating my students so they can, in turn, educate the community
3 things I love: Family, Dogs, Calendars
Favorite quote: “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” - Martha Washington
Work, Amber
CTE Department
Born in: White Bluff, TN
College attended: Tennessee State University and  Trevecca Nazarene University
Started teaching in: 2011
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with the students
3 things I love: Traveling, being creative and cooking
Favorite quote: "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa
Amy Wuertz
Wuertz, Amy
CTE Department
Born in: Evansville, Indiana
College attended: Ivy Tech State College, University of Southern Indiana, Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2010
Favorite thing about my job: Helping students find their passion in their medical careers
3 things I love: camping, dogs, learning new things
Favorite quote: Do not withhold doing good when it is in your power to act.
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