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Bailey Brumit
Brumit, Bailey
Special Education Assistant
Born: Dickson, TN
College: I will graduate NSCC in Spring 2023 and then head to APSU
Years working with kids: 1
My favorite part about my job: Watching the kids grow into the best versions of themselves
3 things I love: family, friends, and my job

Stephanie Daniel
Daniel, Stephanie
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
Started working with children in: 1989
Favorite thing about my job: The excitement on a child's face when the light comes on
3 things I love: My Family, My children, My friends
Favorite quote: "You may not understand now, but one day you will."
Elease Dansby
Dansby, Elease
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Dickson, TN
Started working with children in: 1999
Favorite thing about my job: A smile on the kid's face, the hugs, and the wonderful people I work with
3 things I love: The color orange, The VOLS, and my family
Favorite quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” - Oscar Wilde
Kelly Duran
Duran, Kelly
ELL Teacher
Born in: Nashville, TN
College attended: Lipscomb University, Tennessee State University
Started teaching in: 2002
Favorite thing about my job: Building relationships with my students and their families
3 things I love: My Family, Sleep, French Vanilla Hot Chocolate
Favorite quote: Everyone smiles in the same language.
Ellen Haugh
Haugh, Ellen
Special Education Teacher
Born in: Princeton, IL
College attended: UT Martin
Started teaching in: 1987
Favorite thing about my job: The kids!
3 things I love: My family, my boys and watching TV
Hannah Lewis
Lewis, Hannah
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Murray Ky
Colleges attended: Murray State University, Nashville State Community College
Started teaching in: 2017
Favorite thing about my job: Encouraging my young students to be excited about learning, collaboration with teachers
3 things I love: Reading, traveling, photography
Jacqueline McElrath
McElrath, Jacqueline
Speech Teacher
Karen Roe
Roe, Karen
Speech Assistant
Born: Dickson TN
College attended: MTSU, APSU
Three things I love: Iced coffee. Sports, Family
Favorite Quote: I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Phil 4:13
Worked with kids since: 2012
Lisa Smith
Smith, Lisa
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Kingsport, TN
Started working with students in: 2012
Favorite thing about my job: Getting to watch all these sweet babies grow and learn everyday and that there are never two days that are the same
3 things I love: God, my family, and fur babies!
Favorite quote: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Joey Tidwell
Tidwell, Joey
Special Education Assistant
Born in: Dickson,TN
Started working with students in: 2020
3 things I love: Spending time with my 3 children, Traveling & Photography
Favorite quote: "She remembered who she was and the game changed."
Brett Wilson
Wilson, Brett
Special Education Teacher
Born in: Columbia, TN
College attended: Austin Peay State University
Started teaching in: 2018
Favorite thing about my job: Working with the students and helping them to be successful
3 things I love: Family, Basketball, Football
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