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Faculty and Staff

School Administration

Tiffany Chatman, Principal

Cynthia Jefferson, Associate Principal

Sarah Porter, Resource Teacher


Office Staff

Vanna Atkinson, Secretary

Susan Cherry, Office Assistant

Melanie Johnson, School Nurse



Yolanda Smith (IA)

Crystal Johnson (IA)



Rebekah Wright*

Monique Gary

J.T. Lambert


1st Grade

Melissa Cottrell*

Michelle Ahearn


2nd Grade

Rebecca Fischer*

Kim Clem

LeeAnna Kincaid

Emily Lancaster


3rd Grade

Lauren Blackburn*

Ashley Carroll

Chella Jones


4th Grade

Mark Tempel*

Sarah Smith

Lane Riekel

Emily Bradley (Gifted)


5th Grade

Melanie Thompson*

Erin Ewing (Gifted)

Abigail Morley

Tamika Wilson


Exceptional Education

Suzanne Jenkins (ExEd teacher)* and Charlene Hughes (IA)

Lauren Rowland (ExEd teacher), Karen Metz (ExEd teacher), and Louanne Ambrose (IA)

Ciara Boyd (AIS teacher), Brianna Winston (IA), and Jessica Patron (IA)

Christy Lindo (FIS teacher) and Alexis Shackleford (IA)

Cathy Summers (AIS teacher) and Colleen Clark (IA)

Andrew Canada – Physical Therapist

Jessica Kirby – Occupational Therapist

Stephanie Steele – Speech Pathologist

Kendra Vendetti – School Psychologist

Gillian A. Aikin – School Social Worker


LAMP/Resource Teachers

Meghan Gouldin* – Physical Education

Rebecca Carey  – Visual Arts

Najah Ahiable and Amber Weeks (IA) – Library

Shelley Green – Music



Lauren Rice – School Counselor (Blog)

Artezia Mercer – School Counselor

– Gifted Resource Teacher

Jennifer Grau – Title I Reading Teacher

Elizabeth Walter – Title I Math Teacher

Sherrie Chase – Family Advocate

Giorgio Edem – Technical Support Technician

Ashley Nelson – ILC


Custodial Staff

Faye Pace, Roger Brown, and Terry Quivers


Maintenance Staff

Brian Stanley and Jesse Purdue


Cafeteria Staff

Stephanie Owens – Cafeteria Manager


* – denotes team leader

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