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Penny Arnold
Arnold, Penny
School Nurse
Born in: Okinawa, Japan
College attended: Christian Life College, TN Tech Center, Excelsior College
Started working with children in: 2019
Favorite thing about my job: The Students and staff
3 things I love: Family time, Camping, and Reading
Favorite quote: "Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how to answer every man." Col 4:6
Raianna Bowens
Bowens, Raianna
Office Assistant / ISS
 Born in: Clovis, CA
College attended: Nashville State, and currently attending Western Governors University
Started working with children in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Working with the Students, and watching them grow
3 things I love: My Family, Basketball & Coffee
Favorite quote: Work Hard In Silence, Let Success Make The Noise

Melba Brake
Brake, Melba
Attendance Secretary
Born in: Dickson, TN
Colleges attended: Tennessee Tech
Started working with children in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: Smiling and the children
3 things I love: Walking, time with family, cooking
Christy Cunningham
Cunningham, Christy
Cafeteria Monitor
Born: Dickson
Years working with kids: 16 years
Favorite thing about your job: Working and helping the kids. The hugs and smiles make my day.
Three things you love: Family/Friends, Roll Tide and Sweet Tea
Favorite Quote: "It is what it is"
Pam Daugherty
Daugherty, Pam
School Nutrition
Born In: Dickson TN
College attended:
Years working with children: 23 years
Favorite thing about your job: Hearing the funny stories the kids tell me
3 Things you love: My family, crafting, and animals
Your favorite Quote: " The best thing is life isn't things"
Anita Hartsfield
Hartsfield, Anita
Instructional Coach
Born in: Goldsberg, Missouri
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 1994
Favorite thing about my job: Collaborating with teachers
3 things I love: Family, Grandkids, Eating at different restaurants
Favorite quote: Remember the Past, Enjoy the Present, Embrace the Future
Pam Hayes
Hayes, Pam
RTI Assistant Manager
Born in: Dickson, TN
College attended:  David Lipscomb College and TN State University for Master’s degree
Started teaching in: 1980
Favorite thing about my job: Working with small children
3 things I love: traveling, scrapbooking, reading
Favorite quote: “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” - Jimmy Johnson
Mellissa Henley
Henley, Mellissa
Book Keeper
Born in: Nashville, TN
Started working with children in: 2006
Favorite thing about my job: Working with children and seeing them make gains
3 things I love: Grandchildren, Family and BASEBALL!
Favorite quote: Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about, BE KIND, ALWAYS!
Carolyn Hooper
Hooper, Carolyn
School Nutrition
Where were you born: Dickson 
College attended: 
Years working with children: 38
Favorite thing about your job: The kids
3 things you love: Chocolate and animals
Your favorite quote: "Stay Strong"
Soncerae (Mae) Keele
Keele, Soncerae (Mae)
Custodian
Born In: Pontiac MI
College attended:
Years working with kids: 15 years
Favorite thing about your job: The people I work with
3 Things you love: Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper and my grandkids
Your favorite quote: "Enjoy life"
Joel Moss
Moss, Joel
SRO
Born in: San Jose, CA
College attended: University of Nevada, Las Vegas for my under grad, National University for my Masters Degree
Started working with students in: 2022
Favorite thing about my job: I enjoy helping our students
Favorite quote: "Have courage and be kind."
Lisa Stanley
Stanley, Lisa
School Nutrition
Where were you born: Dickson TN
College attended:
Years working with kids: 30 years
Favorite thing about your job: The kids
3 Things you love: My grandchildren, my dogs, and crafting
Your favorite quote: Don't worry about things you cannot change
Melissa Tinsley
Tinsley, Melissa
Cafeteria Manager
Born in:
College attended: APSU, American Inst of Banking
Years working with children: 20 plus
Favorite thing about my job: Seeing the kids
3 things I love: chocolate, fall and my new grandbaby
Favorite quote: "Always go the extra mile." 
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