Faculty & Staff

Brandon Albright

Brandon Albright

Director of Spiritual Life, Assistant Coach - Varsity Boys Basketball, Head Coach - MS Boys Tennis
B.S., University of Tennessee
Shawn Allen

Shawn Allen

US Humanities, Assistant Coach - Varsity Track
B.A., History, Florida State University
Jennifer Archie

Jennifer Archie

US Spanish I, Spanish II, Coach - MS Girls Basketball
B.A., Spanish, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., Education, Cumberland University
Bubba Auberson

Bubba Auberson

Maintenance
Betsey Bachert

Betsey Bachert

Director of College Counseling and Community Engagement, Director of Community Engagement
B.A., Transylvania University
M.S., University of Kentucky
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Leigh Ann Barnes

Leigh Ann Barnes

2nd Grade Teacher
B.A., Elementary Education, Trevecca Nazarene University
Paige Barnes

Paige Barnes

Human Resources Manager, Wellness Coordinator
B.S., David Lipscomb University
Michael Bartha

Michael Bartha

US Calculus, Stats (AP), Pre-Calculus (H) Teacher, Math Department Chair, Assistant Coach - Varsity / JV Soccer
B.A., Math, Bowdoin College
M.A., Educational Leadership, Christian Brothers University
Meaghan Berry

Meaghan Berry

US Chemistry, Head Coach - MS Soccer, Science Department Chair
B.A., Pepperdine University
M.A., Belmont University
Ellen Black

Ellen Black

Upper School Dean of Students
B.A., English, Mississippi University for Women
J.D., Texas Tech University Law School
Ross Bolen

Ross Bolen

US Drama, Theater Manager
B.A., Murray State University
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Erica Brown

Erica Brown

LS Spanish Teacher, LS Yearbook Liason, Assistant Coach - MS Cross Country
Luke Brown

Luke Brown

MS History, Head Coach - MS Football, Assistant Coach - US Football, Head Coach - 5th/6th Grade Basketball
B.A., University of Mississippi
Ashlyn Bufton

Ashlyn Bufton

3rd Grade Teacher, Head Coach - 5th/6th Grade Girls Soccer
B.S., Elementary Education, Baylor University
M.Ed., Teacher Leadership, Lamar University
Corri Calandra

Corri Calandra

US Chemistry / Biology, Head Coach - MS Lacrosse, Science Olympiad
B.S., Chemistry, Longwood University
Tiff Canady

Tiff Canady

Grounds Manager
B.S., University of Tennessee-Martin
Thomas Carlton

Thomas Carlton

ASPIRE Math Lab Coordinator, Head Coach - JV Baseball, Assistant Coach - Varsity Baseball
B.A., Aquinas College
M.Ed., Aquinas College
Savannah Carpenter

Savannah Carpenter

MS Math, Head Coach - MS and US Swimming
B.A., Belmont University
M.A.T., Belmont University
Jackie Cascarano

Jackie Cascarano

Assistant Director of College Counseling
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
J.D., University of Michigan
Jill Casey

Jill Casey

Campus Store Manager
Sean Casey

Sean Casey

Head of School
B.S., Hobart and William Smith Colleges
M.B.A., Rutgers University
M.Ed., Temple University
Bailey Chambers

Bailey Chambers

MS English, Assistant Coach - MS Basketball, Assistant Coach - MS Cheerleading
B.A., Carson-Newman University
M.Ed., Carson-Newman University
Bob Chandler

Bob Chandler

Band Director, MS and US Instrumental Music
B.M., Middle Tennessee State University
Caroline Chiaramonte

Caroline Chiaramonte

Kindergarten Teacher
B.A., Elementary Education, Loyola University Maryland
Angela Claxton

Angela Claxton

Director of Marketing and Communications
B.A., DePauw University
Bailey Clemons

Bailey Clemons

LS Physical Education, Head Coach - MS Softball, Assistant Coach - Varsity Volleyball
B.S., Physical Education / Health, The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Kris Climer

Kris Climer

US French I, II, III, III (H), IV/V (AP), World Language Department Chair, Assistant Coach - US Softball
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston
Steven Compton

Steven Compton

Director of Information Services, US Technology
B.S., Western Kentucky University
M.Ed., Tennessee State University
Hayden Copeland

Hayden Copeland

MS Humanities, Assistant Coach - Varsity Golf, Assistant Coach - MS Boys Basketball, MS Convocation Coordinator
B.S., Clemson University
Sharon Crabtree

Sharon Crabtree

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., University of Tennessee
B.S., Trevecca Nazarene University
Frances Crenshaw

Frances Crenshaw

Teacher Assistant
B.A., University of Mississippi
M.Ed., Peabody College of Vanderbilt
David Daugherty

David Daugherty

Technology Help Desk
B.S., Arizona State University
David Dawson

David Dawson

Director of Student Activities, Assistant Coach - Varsity Football
B.A., Carson Newman College
M.Ed., Grand Canyon University
Debbie DeJean

Debbie DeJean

Admission and New Family Coordinator
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
Rosalie DeMasi

Rosalie DeMasi

Director of Extended Care and Enrichments
B.A., Furman University
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
Mandy DeRocher

Mandy DeRocher

Lower School Nurse
Belmont University
Maddi Devey

Maddi Devey

Faculty Fellow, Coach - Varsity Girls Soccer, Coach - MS Girls Soccer, Coach - US Winter Cheer, Assistant Coach - US Lacrosse
B.A., English, Gettysburg College
Anna Draper

Anna Draper

1st Grade Teacher, Assistant Coach - MS Volleyball
B.S., Elementary Education, Union University
Loribeth Dunn

Loribeth Dunn

MS French I, Spanish I, Spanish II
B.A., University of Tennessee
Susan Emrhein

Susan Emrhein

Lower School Counselor, Assistant Service Learning Coordinator
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S., University of Memphis
Haley Fasano

Haley Fasano

3rd Grade Teacher, After School ASPIRE
B.A., Northeastern Illinois University
Brandon Ferguson

Brandon Ferguson

Assistant Director of Facilities
Stephanie Feyes

Stephanie Feyes

US Biology I, Biology I (H), Assistant Coach - Varsity Girls Basketball
B.S., University of South Carolina Upstate
M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University
Meredith Fifer

Meredith Fifer

Advancement Services Manager
B.A., Anthropology, Rhodes College
Josh Flegel

Josh Flegel

European History, US Service Life Coordinator, Head Coach - US Golf
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Julia Fleming

Julia Fleming

Fourth Grade Teacher
B.S., Vanderbilt University
Bonnie Folker

Bonnie Folker

Teacher Assistant
Matt Fortier

Matt Fortier

Director of Facilities and Grounds
Caroline Fossett

Caroline Fossett

Kindergarten Teacher, Assistant Coach - Varsity Football Cheer
B.A., Elementary Education, University of Mississippi
M.A., Elementary Education, Belmont University
Addrian Frederick

Addrian Frederick

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
B.S., Wabash College
M.A., University of Louisville
Sarah French

Sarah French

Pre-Kindergarten 4 Teacher, Assistant Coach - 5th/6th Grade Football Cheer
B.A., Elementary Education, University of Mississippi
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Mississippi
Amanda Gibbs

Amanda Gibbs

Administrative Assistant
B.S., University of Tennessee
Courtney Gilreath

Courtney Gilreath

ASPIRE
B.A., Belmont University
Georgie Goldthorpe

Georgie Goldthorpe

Campus Nurse and Health Service Administrator
B.S., Vanderbilt University
R.N., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University
Julia Goodin

Julia Goodin

2nd Grade Teacher, Assistant Coach - MS Volleyball
B.A., Elementary Education, Indiana University
Shannon Hager

Shannon Hager

Early Childhood Coordinator
B.A., University of Kentucky
Melanie Hale

Melanie Hale

Administrative Assistant
B.S., Murray State University
Allison Hammat

Allison Hammat

Director of ASPIRE
B.A., Murray State University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Cecelia Hampton

Cecelia Hampton

LS ASPIRE Coordinator
B.S., Special Education, Louisiana Tech University
M.Ed., Behavior Disorders, Vanderbilt University
Gwen Harding

Gwen Harding

Teacher Assistant
B.A., Clark Atlanta University
M.B.A., Troy University
Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris

Assistant Head of School for External Affairs
B.S., Trevecca Nazarene University
M.Ed., Trevecca Nazarene University
Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Dean of Students, Advanced Pre-Algebra - Grade 7, Head Coach - US Girls Basketball
B.S., University of Tennessee-Martin
M.Ed., Trevecca Nazarene University
Alisha Hayes

Alisha Hayes

First Grade Teacher
B.S., Tennessee State University
M. Ed., Lipscomb University
Ed. S., Tennessee Technologoical University
Ed. D., Tennessee State University
Sonia Higdon

Sonia Higdon

Physics 1, Physics 1 Honors, AP Statistics, Assistant Track and Field
B.S., Trinity University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Alana Hilkin

Alana Hilkin

Heart to Heart, Head Coach - US Softball
B.S., Criminal Justice, Psychology & Sociology, Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, Lipscomb University
Kelly Huddleston

Kelly Huddleston

Technology, Digital Media, and Innovations Teacher, Yearbook Advisor
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
M.B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson

Math, Assistant Coach - JV Boys Soccer, Assistant Coach - Varsity Girls Soccer, Assistant Coach - MS Girls Soccer
B.S., Applied Mathematics, Auburn University
Brenda Jewell

Brenda Jewell

Choir - Grades 5 & 6, Ensemble - Grades 7 & 8, Vocal Ensemble, Concert Choir
B.M.E., Carson Newman College
M.S., University of Tennessee
Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson

Director of Capital Campaign and Planned Giving
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
Amy Beth Jones

Amy Beth Jones

Lower School Performing Arts Teacher
B.A., Tarleton State University
Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones

Director of Auxiliary Programs, 9th Grade Chair, US World History Teacher, Coach - US Bowling, US Track
B.S., University of North Alabama
M.S., University of Tennessee - Knoxville
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Clifton Kaiser

Clifton Kaiser

English III (AP), English IV, AP Seminar (Capstone), AP Research (Capstone),, Newspaper Sponsor, English Department Chair
B.A., University of Evansville
M.A., Purdue University
Allison Kaufman

Allison Kaufman

Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., Samford University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Bridget Keener

Bridget Keener

STEM Teacher, Literacy Coach
B.A., University of Florida
M.Ed., University of Florida
Josephine Kelso

Josephine Kelso

English II, AP English IV - Literature Teacher
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Kelly Klingbeil

Kelly Klingbeil

MS Technology Instructor / Innovations
B.A., Christian Brothers University
Becky Knight

Becky Knight

MS Physical Education Teacher, Physical Education and Wellness Department Chair, Head Coach - US Girls Soccer, Head Coach - MS Track
B.S., Auburn University
EnaShea Kohler

EnaShea Kohler

Teacher Assitant
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Holly Koogler

Holly Koogler

Assistant Director of Admission
B.S., University of Tennessee
Tricia Kriese

Tricia Kriese

English-Grade 8
B.A., Florida State University
M.A., Liberty University
Lui Lai

Lui Lai

Pre-Kindergarten 3 Teacher
B.A., Philippine Normal University in Manila
Jenna Lamm

Jenna Lamm

MS English - Grade 7
B.A., Vanderbilt University
Joshua Lester

Joshua Lester

Assistant Director of Athletics, Assistant Coach - Varsity Boys Basketball
B.S., Exercise Science, Belmont University
M.A., Sports Administration, Belmont University
Kathryn Lewis

Kathryn Lewis

LS Teacher Assistant
B.A., Art, Millsaps College
M.A., Art Education, University of Alabama
Ph.D., Art Education, Penn State University
Julianne Longworth

Julianne Longworth

MS World History - Grade 6
B.S., Samford University
Beth Loudermilk

Beth Loudermilk

Events Coordinator
Tennessee Tech University
Caitlin Maguire

Caitlin Maguire

Upper School Latin Teacher
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., University of Colorado Boulder
Kathy Malone

Kathy Malone

Algebra I (H), Pre-Algebra Teacher - Grade 8
B.S., Delta State University
M.Ed., University of Mississippi
Kris Manning

Kris Manning

MS Science - Grade 6
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
Angelica Marsh

Angelica Marsh

LS Technology Integrator and Media Specialist
B.S., Maryville College
Mary Martin

Mary Martin

Assistant to the Head of School
B.B.A., Hofstra University
Will McCauley

Will McCauley

MS English Teacher - Grade 6
B.A., Wheaton College
Shane McCormick

Shane McCormick

Assistant Director of Campus Safety and Security
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Channing McCullough

Channing McCullough

Head of Middle School
B.M., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Teaching, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ken McDonald

Ken McDonald

Bus Fleet Manager
B.S., Penn State University
Ryan McDonald

Ryan McDonald

LS Physical Education Teacher
B.S., University of Louisville
Susannah Millar

Susannah Millar

Third Grade Teacher
B.A., Saint Leo University
Cecilia Moix

Cecilia Moix

Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish III (H), Spanish Language & Culture (AP), Contemporary Spanish Language & Music, Contemporary Spanish Film & Culture
B.S., Belmont University
M.Ed., Belmont University
Ivy Montgomery

Ivy Montgomery

MS Science - Grade 8, Assistant Coach - MS Cross Country
B.S., Virginia Tech University
Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Heart to Heart
B.S., University of Arizona
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
James Morrison

James Morrison

Faculty Fellow, Assistant Coach - Varsity Boys Basketball
B.S., Sports Management, The University of South Carolina
Shannon Murphy

Shannon Murphy

Technology Integrator and Media Specialist
B.S., Missouri State University
M.A.T., Webster University
Tara Murphy

Tara Murphy

Controller
B.S., Lipscomb University
John Murray

John Murray

Dean of Academic Affairs
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A., M.Ed., University of Virginia
Ph.D., Auburn University
Michelle Nelson

Michelle Nelson

MS Science - Grade 5, Grade Level Chair - Grade 5
B.S. Education, Georgia State University
Lynn Nerderman

Lynn Nerderman

Pre-Kindergarten 3 Teacher
B.S., Bowling Green State University
Kris Palmerton

Kris Palmerton

Director of Athletics
B.S., Auburn University
M.Ed., University of West Georgia
Tyler Parker

Tyler Parker

MS Science - Grade 7, Coach - US Football
B.S., Troy University
M.S., Troy University
Abby Pickney

Abby Pickney

Middle School Counselor, Assistant Coach - Varsity Basketball
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.S., Lipscomb University
John Pierce

John Pierce

Life of Christ, World Religions, Old/New Testament, Faith in Film Teacher, Religious Studies Department Chair, Head Coach - US Boys Basketball
B.A., David Lipscomb University
Ricky Pineda

Ricky Pineda

Technology Help Desk
Allison Rhodes

Allison Rhodes

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
B.A, University of Tennessee
M.S., University of Tennessee
Julianne Robinson

Julianne Robinson

Fourth Grade Teacher, Assistant Coach - LS Cross-Country
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Auburn University
M.Ed., Reading Instruction, Vanderbilt University
Chelsea Rogers

Chelsea Rogers

MS Math, MS Math Olympiad, MS Stage Manager
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Tennessee
Peggy Ross

Peggy Ross

MS Latin - Grades 6, 7, 8
B.A., St. Mary-of-the-Woods College
M.A., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Nachelli Roy

Nachelli Roy

LS Teacher Assistant
B.A., Early Childhood Education, Lesley University
Amanda Rush

Amanda Rush

Director of Annual Giving
B.S., University of Nebraska
Jay Salato

Jay Salato

Head of Upper School
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Ed Sanders

Ed Sanders

MS Physical Education, Coach - MS Boys Basketball, Assistant Coach - Varsity Football
B.S., Psychology, Tennessee State University
Chad Sandford

Chad Sandford

AP World History, Assistant Coach - MS Boys Basketball
B.A., History, Saint Anselm College
M.A., History, William and Mary
Certificate, Bible and Applied Christianity, Fairwood Bible Institute
Carly Schneider

Carly Schneider

English I, English II (H) Teacher, Interim Coordinator
B.A., English, Stanford University
M.A., English, Stanford University
Beth Schwaner

Beth Schwaner

Math - Grade 5
B.S., Bentley University
Natalie Scruggs

Natalie Scruggs

Heart to Heart
M.A., Lipscomb University
Beth Seeley

Beth Seeley

ASPIRE Coordinator
B.S., Lambuth University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Mary Sentell

Mary Sentell

First Grade Teacher, First Grade Coordinator
B.S., Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kaylee Shackleford

Kaylee Shackleford

Upper School Counseling, Middle School Aspire
B.A., Union University
M.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
Brian Shaffrey

Brian Shaffrey

Communications Coordinator
B.A., Media Studies, Business, Auburn University
Nikki Simpson

Nikki Simpson

Director of Alumni Relations
B.A., Communications Theory and Research, Business Administration, Indiana State University
Holly Sizemore

Holly Sizemore

Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A., University of Florida
M.S., Nova Southeastern University
Amelie Smith

Amelie Smith

Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., The University of Alabama
M.A.T., University of Georgia
Karen Smoak

Karen Smoak

LS Teacher Assistant
Terri Snider

Terri Snider

Administrative Assistant
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
Becky Speck

Becky Speck

MS Spanish - Grades 5, 7, 8
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Prentice Stabler

Prentice Stabler

Associate Head of School
M.A., Columbia University
B.A., Princeton University
Andrew Stacy

Andrew Stacy

English II (H), English III, Fictional Worlds Teacher
B.A., Tennessee Technological University
M.A., University of Memphis
Linda Grace Stephens

Linda Grace Stephens

LS Teacher Assistant
B.A., Elementary Education, Tennessee Tech University
Kyle Strazzeri

Kyle Strazzeri

US Geometry Teacher, Coach - US Football, US Baseball
B.A., Pepperdine University
M.A., Pepperdine University
Ben Suitt

Ben Suitt

Long Term Substitute
B.S., Business, Wake Forest
M.T., Theology, Emory University
Ph.D., Religion, Boston University
Katie Sullivan

Katie Sullivan

Lower School Art Teacher
B.A., The University of Alabama
M.A., University of Florida
Meg Takahashi

Meg Takahashi

Teacher Assistant
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Christina Theodoru

Christina Theodoru

US Algebra II (H), Geometry (H)
B.A., Lipscomb University
M.A., Belmont University
Brodrick Thomas

Brodrick Thomas

Director of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion
B.S., Business Administration, Auburn University
M.B.A., Organizational Leadership, Trevecca Nazarene University
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Trevecca Nazarene University
Cindy Thornton

Cindy Thornton

Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Art I, II, III, Advanced Art (AP) Teacher, Head Coach - MS Cross Country
B.S., Art Education, Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Trevecca Nazarene University
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University
Jodi Troutt

Jodi Troutt

Administrative Assistant to Dean of Academic Affairs and Center for Philanthropic Studies
B.M., Belmont University
David Tucker

David Tucker

MS Art, US Art III, US Ceramics I, II Teacher, Head Coach - Track and Field
B.F.A, Middle Tennessee State University
Laura Turner

Laura Turner

Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations
B.S., University of Kentucky
M.Acct., University of Tennessee
Kim Turpin

Kim Turpin

Business Office Assistant
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Clare Walker

Clare Walker

Kindergarten Teacher
B.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Maggie Waxter

Maggie Waxter

Middle School ASPIRE, Head Coach - Lacrosse, Middle School Athletics
B.A., Washington and Lee University
Laura Webb

Laura Webb

Digital Communications Strategist
B.M., Vocal Performance, University of North Texas
M.M., Opera, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Kate Webber

Kate Webber

Heart to Heart
B.A., University of Tennessee
M.A.T., Liberty University
James Weeks

James Weeks

Conceptual Physics, Physics (AP), Chemistry II, Science and Technology Teacher, Robotics
B.Sc., Tulane University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University and Vanderbilt University
Lucy Weicker

Lucy Weicker

Teacher Assistant
B.A., Davidson College
Brooke West

Brooke West

Campus Nurse
B.A., Wake Forest University
B.S.N, Belmont University
Rick West

Rick West

Head of Lower School
B.S.Ed., Samford University
M.Ed., Tennessee State University
Ed.D., Lipscomb University
Karen White

Karen White

Pre-Kindergarten 5 Teacher
B.S., The University of Alabama
Karley Whitehead

Karley Whitehead

Faculty Fellow, Assistant - Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
B.A., Elementary Education and ESL, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
William Whittemore

William Whittemore

Admission Associate, Head Varsity Football Coach
B.S., University of Kansas
M.S., University of Kansas
Whitney Wiley

Whitney Wiley

Upper School Literature Teacher - Grade 9
B.A., Wheaton College
Mark Williams

Mark Williams

MS Geography - Grade 7, Coach - US Football
B.S., Georgia Southern University
M.S., Azusa Pacific University
Courtney Williamson

Courtney Williamson

Director of Admission & Financial Aid
B.A., Vanderbilt University
Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson

US History, History Department Chair, Head Coach - MS Baseball
B.A., Winthrop University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Jeff Wiser

Jeff Wiser

Directory of Campus Safety and Security
B.S., Northern Michigan University
M.P.A., Cumberland University
Kelli Wisthoff

Kelli Wisthoff

ASPIRE Writing Center Coordinator
B.A., Taylor University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Kim Young

Kim Young

Pre-Kindergarten 4 Teacher
B.S., David Lipscomb University
Ed Zaborowski

Ed Zaborowski

Algebra I, Geometry (H)
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Tennessee State University
Lisa Zenner

Lisa Zenner

Wellness and Physical Education, Broadcast Journalism Teacher, Grade Level Chair - Grade 10, Head Coach - US, MS Cross Country, Track and Field
B.A., University of Houston
Bill Zepeda

Bill Zepeda

US Algebra II, Algebra II (H) Teacher
B.S., California State University-Fullerton