Faculty & Staff

Eric Adams

Eric Adams

Director of Annual Fund, Development Officer
B.A., Central Connecticut State University
M.B.A., University of Memphis
Brandon Albright

Brandon Albright

Director of Spiritual Life
B.S., University of Tennessee
Bubba Auberson

Bubba Auberson

Maintenance
Betsey Bachert

Betsey Bachert

Director of College Counseling and Community Engagement
B.A., Transylvania University
M.S., University of Kentucky
Paige Barnes

Paige Barnes

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

Matt Bartha

Statistics, Geometry, Math Department Chair
B.A., Whitman College
M.A.T., Johns Hopkins University
Brent Berkompas

Brent Berkompas

Upper School Math Teacher, Assistant Varsity Cross Country Coach
B.S., Clemson University
Meaghan Berry

Meaghan Berry

Upper School Science Teacher
B.A., Pepperdine University
M.A., Belmont University
Ross Bolen

Ross Bolen

Drama, Theater Manager
B.A., Murray State University
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Sonia Brady

Sonia Brady

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

Caroline Brannen

Third Grade Teacher, Third Grade Coordinator
B.A., University of Tennessee
M.S., University of Tennessee
Luke Brown

Luke Brown

M/S History - Grade 8, M/S Head Football Coach, M/S Boys Basketball Coach - Grades 5 & 6
B.A., University of Mississippi
Tiff Canady

Tiff Canady

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

Thomas Carlton

ASPIRE Math Lab Coordinator
B.A., Aquinas College
M.Ed., Aquinas College
Savannah Carpenter

Savannah Carpenter

M/S Math Teacher
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
Sean Casey

Sean Casey

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

Bob Chandler

Band Director, Instrumental Music Grades 5-12
B.M., Middle Tennessee State University
Angela Claxton

Angela Claxton

Digital Marketing Strategist
B.A., DePauw University
Kris Climer

Kris Climer

French I, II, III, III (H), IV/V (AP), World Language Department Chair, Head Coach U/S - Softball
B.S., Vanderbilt University
Steven Compton

Steven Compton

Director of Technology, Upper School Technology Instructor
B.S., Western Kentucky University
M.Ed., Tennessee State University
Hayden Copeland

Hayden Copeland

M/S History - Grade 5, M/S 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, Director of Heart to Heart, Assistant Coach - U/S Football, U/S Wrestling
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/Enrichments
B.A., Furman University
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
Sandy Derwenskus

Sandy Derwenskus

Physical Education, Head Coach - M/S Volleyball
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Eastern Michigan University
Nina Dobbs

Nina Dobbs

Technology Integrator Kindergarten - Grade 4; Media Specialist
B.A., Nottingham Trent University
Loribeth Dunn

Loribeth Dunn

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

Susan Emrhein

Lower School Counselor
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S., University of Memphis
Lebron Ferguson

Lebron Ferguson

Humanities-Geography 7, M/S Athletic Director, Assistant Coach-Varsity Football
B.A., University of the South
Stephanie Feyes

Stephanie Feyes

Biology I, Biology I (H), Science Department Chair, Assistant Coach-U/S Girls Basketball
B.S., University of South Carolina Upstate
M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University
Josh Flegel

Josh Flegel

European History, U/S Service Life Coordinator, Head Coach-U/S 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
Addrian Frederick

Addrian Frederick

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
B.S., Wabash College
M.A., University of Louisville
Kierstyn Freeman

Kierstyn Freeman

Faculty Fellow - Upper School History
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Pam Gardner

Pam Gardner

Second Grade Teacher, Second Grade Coordinator
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Tennessee
M.A., Elementary Education, University of Kentucky
Gracyn Garrett

Gracyn Garrett

Second Grade Teacher
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Amanda Gibbs

Amanda Gibbs

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

Courtney Gilreath

ASPIRE
B.A., Belmont University
Leah Glenn

Leah Glenn

Director of Communications
B.S., Troy University
M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Georgie Goldthorpe

Georgie Goldthorpe

School Nurse
B.S., Vanderbilt University
R.N., M.S.N., Vanderbilt University
Shannon Hager

Shannon Hager

Pre-Kindergarten 4 Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Coordinator
B.A., University of Kentucky
Melanie Hale

Melanie Hale

Administrative Assistant
B.S., Murray State University
Katie Halpin

Katie Halpin

U/S Chemistry, Biology
B.S., Cornell University
M.S., Indiana University
M.S.Ed., Indiana University
Allison Hammat

Allison Hammat

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

Abby Hampton

Heart to Heart
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University
Gwen Harding

Gwen Harding

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

Ryan Harris

Head of Middle School
B.S., Trevecca Nazarene University
M.Ed., Trevecca Nazarene University
Chris Hart

Chris Hart

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

Alisha Hayes

First Grade Teacher, Middle School Cheer Coach
B.S., Tennessee State University
M. Ed., Lipscomb University
Ed. S., Tennessee Technologoical University
Ed. D., Tennessee State University
Kimberly Henderson

Kimberly Henderson

ASPIRE Coordinator
B.S., Oral Roberts University
M. Ed., Regent University
Alayna Hilkin

Alayna Hilkin

Heart to Heart
B.S., Criminal Justice, Psychology & Sociology, Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, Lipscomb University
Caroline Hinton

Caroline Hinton

International Student Support Assistant
B.S., University of Alabama
Aaron Howard

Aaron Howard

Director of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., San Diego State University
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Kelly Huddleston

Kelly Huddleston

Technology, Digital Media, Innovations, Yearbook Advisor
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
M.B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
Brenda Huff

Brenda Huff

Director of Center for Philanthropic Studies
B.A., Eastern University
M.S., Trevecca Nazarene University
M.A., Lipscomb University
Naomi Jaynes

Naomi Jaynes

English II, English Literature and Composition (AP)
B.A., Moody Bible Institute
M.A.T., Northeastern Illinois 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 Advancement
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
Amy Beth Jones

Amy Beth Jones

Performing Arts
B.A., Tarleton State University
Eva Jones

Eva Jones

Faculty Fellow - Middle School Spanish
B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones

Director of Auxiliary Programs, 9th Grade Chair, US World History – U/S Bowling, U/S 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
Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly

Fourth Grade Teacher
B.S., Winona State University
Kelly Klingbeil

Kelly Klingbeil

Science-Grade 6
B.A., Christian Brothers University
Becky Knight

Becky Knight

M/S Physical Education
B.S., Auburn University
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
Jessica Krones

Jessica Krones

Second Grade Teacher
B.S., Georgia Southern University
M.A., Walden University
Shannon LaCroix

Shannon LaCroix

Second Grade Teacher
B.S., University of South Carolina
M.Ed., University of South Carolina
Lui Lai

Lui Lai

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

Jenna Lamm

English - Grade 7
B.A., Vanderbilt University
Julianne Longworth

Julianne Longworth

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

Beth Loudermilk

Events Coordinator
Tennessee Technological University
Kathy Malone

Kathy Malone

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

Kris Manning

Fourth Grade Teacher, Fourth Grade Coordinator
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
Kelly Markert

Kelly Markert

Advancement Services Manager
B.S., University of Alabama
Angelica Marsh

Angelica Marsh

First Grade Teacher
B.S., Maryville College
Mary Martin

Mary Martin

Assistant to the Head of School
B.B.A., Hofstra University
Lindsey McAlister

Lindsey McAlister

Communications Coordinator
B.A., Auburn University
Will McCauley

Will McCauley

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
Ken McDonald

Ken McDonald

Bus Fleet Manager
B.S., Penn State University
Cara McFarland

Cara McFarland

Math-Grade 6
B.A., University of Mississippi
Susannah Millar

Susannah Millar

Pre-Kindergarten STEM Teacher / ASPIRE Assistant
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., Intl. Bus. Administration, Belmont University
M.Ed., Education /Lic.Spanish, Belmont University
Ivy Montgomery

Ivy Montgomery

Science-Grade 8, Assistant Coach- M/S Cross Country
B.S., Virginia Tech University
Philip Montgomery

Philip Montgomery

Upper School, Spanish I and Spanish II
B.A., College of Wooster
M. Ed., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Life Science-Grade 7, Grade Level Chair-Grade 7
B.S., University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

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

Humanities-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
Meredith Oliff

Meredith Oliff

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Brandon Otts

Brandon Otts

Physical Education Teacher
B.A., University of Alabama
M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University
Eric Owens

Eric Owens

Head Athletic Trainer
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
Kris Palmerton

Kris Palmerton

Director of Athletics
B.S., Auburn University
M.Ed., University of West Georgia
John Pierce

John Pierce

Life of Christ, World Religions, Old/New Testament, Faith in Film, Religious Studies Department Chair, Head Coach-U/S Boys Basketball
B.A., David Lipscomb University
Jennifer Pitts

Jennifer Pitts

Nissan English Language Learners Program
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Christopher Price

Christopher Price

Physical Education, Wellness and Physical Education Department Chair, Head Coach-M/S and U/S Boys Soccer
B.A., University of Central Florida
Steven Reese

Steven Reese

Assistant Athletic Director, Upper School Football, Head 5th and 6th Grade Track Coach, M/S Physical Education
B.A., University of Tennessee
Chuck Reid

Chuck Reid

Upper School, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics
B.S. Ed, Framingham State University
M.S. Ed, Old Dominion University
Allison Rhodes

Allison Rhodes

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
B.A, University of Tennessee
M.S., University of Tennessee
Peggy Ross

Peggy Ross

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

Jay Salato

Dean of Students, Faith and Film, French, Assistant Coach-U/S Boys Basketball
B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Megan Scheumann

Megan Scheumann

Spanish Teacher
B.S., Calvin College
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
B.S., Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kaylee Shackleford

Kaylee Shackleford

Faculty Fellow - Counseling
B.A., Union University
M.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
Sarah Ellen Shewmake

Sarah Ellen Shewmake

Science-5, Humanities-History 5, Science 5, Humanities-History 5
B.A., Belmont University
Nikki Simpson

Nikki Simpson

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

Holly Sizemore

Third Grade Teacher
B.A., University of Florida
M.S., Nova Southeastern University
Rachel Slotterback

Rachel Slotterback

Faculty Fellow - Upper School History
B.A., Allegheny College
Amelie Smith

Amelie Smith

Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., University of Alabama
M.A.T., University of Georgia
Terri Snider

Terri Snider

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

Becky Speck

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

Prentice Stabler

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

Andrew Stacy

English III, English II (H), Fictional Worlds
B.A., Tennessee Technological University
M.A., University of Memphis
Katie Sullivan

Katie Sullivan

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

Meg Takahashi

Teacher Assistant
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cindy Thornton

Cindy Thornton

Art I, II, III, Advanced Art (AP), Fine and Performing Arts Department Chair, Head Coach-M/S Cross Country
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.Ed., 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

Art-Grades 7/8, Art III, Ceramics I, II, Head Coach-Track & Field
B.F.A, Middle Tennessee State University
Laura Turner

Laura Turner

Director of Finance and Operations
B.S., University of Kentucky
M.Acct., University of Tennessee
Kim Turpin

Kim Turpin

Business Office Assistant
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Zachary Virgin

Zachary Virgin

World History, World History (AP). Head Coach-M/S Girls Soccer
B.A., Georgetown College
M.T.S., Vanderbilt University
Clare Walker

Clare Walker

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

Maggie Waxter

Middle School ASPIRE, Head Lacrosse Coach
B.A., Washington and Lee University
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, 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
Rick West

Rick West

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

Abby Wharton

Alumni Relations, Middle School Counseling Intern, Substitute Teacher
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.S., Lipscomb University
Karen White

Karen White

Pre-Kindergarten 5 Teacher
B.S., University of Alabama
William Whittemore

William Whittemore

Advisory Coordinator-Admission, Student Ambassador & Visit Day Coordinator, Head Coach-U/S Football
B.S., University of Kansas
M.S., University of Kansas
Whitney Wiley

Whitney Wiley

Upper School Literature Teacher - Grade 9
B.A., Wheaton College
Claire Wilkins

Claire Wilkins

English
B.A., Clemson University
Megan Williams

Megan Williams

Fourth Grade Teacher
B.S., University of Alabama
Courtney Williamson

Courtney Williamson

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

Jon Wilson

U/S History, History Department Chair, Head Coach-M/S 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

Teacher Assistant
B.S., David Lipscomb University
Ed Zaborowski

Ed Zaborowski

Algebra I, Geometry (H), Calculus (AP), Mathematics Department Chair
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Tennessee State University
Lisa Zenner

Lisa Zenner

Wellness and Physical Education, Broadcast Journalism, Grade Level Chair - Grade 10, ead Coach-U/S, M/S Cross Country;Track and Field
B.A., University of Houston
Bill Zepeda

Bill Zepeda

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