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Meet Our Faculty and Staff

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Dave Thomas – Principal

Carroll Reed – Senior Advisor

Winnie LameckDean of Students

Connie ConnellyGuidance Counselor

Morgan CarltonGuidance Counselor

Nina HaynesHigh School Data Manager & Testing Coordinator

Lisa NotiniAttendance, Middle School Data & Testing Coordinator

Lori TryonEC Director

Vickie MangumOffice Manager

Claire Healey – Office Assistant & Website Manager

Joseph HaynesInformation Technology Assistant

Jeanne DriverFinancial Assistant

Gregary Dancy School Counselor Assistant

Mike HeaveyDirector of Development


Michelle BakerMiddle School Social Studies

Cynthia BerniakEC Teacher

Brythe BlankenshipHigh School Social Studies

Coach: Women’s Basketball

Jean ClarksonEnglish II and IV

Scharmin CliftonEC Teacher Assistant

Coach: Cross Country

Mitchell ChrismonEC Teacher

Rick CrossAthletic Director, Health/PE

Coach: Co-Ed Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee

Maryellen Cox – Middle School Language Arts

Karolyn EmoreMiddle School Language Arts

Shelley FoleyMiddle School STEM

Amanda FoxMiddle School Science

Dawn Giasi High School Occupational Course of Study

Stephen Harris – Occupational Course of Study

Jenny HartScience & Math

Sarah Ingold High School Math

Hannah InmanEnglish I and III

Coach: Cheerleading

Cynthia Keesee – Middle School Language Arts

Ryan KimballAthletic Director, High School Business

Brenda Kintner Middle School EC Teacher

Stephen KralovichMiddle School Science & Math

Christine Latus High School Spanish & Sociology

Laura MackeyHigh School Science

Reneé McBride Middle School Math & Spanish

Russell McBrideHigh School Social Studies

Dayle McConnellEC Teacher Assistant

Dana McCrystalMiddle School EC Teacher

Amy MorganMiddle School Science & Electives

Deanna MullinsHigh School Math

Coach: Cheerleading

Noha NasrallahHigh School Math

Spenser NelsonMiddle School Social Studies

Matthew PadgettHigh School Health/PE

Ashley PowellMiddle School Health/PE

Christopher Anderson ReedDirector of Music

Melissa RygalskiMiddle School Art

Christy ShellabargerTeacher Assistant

Jeremy ThomasMiddle School Social Studies

Coach: Co-Ed Soccer, Middle School Baseball

Mike WatkinsHigh School History

Sarah WhitneyHigh School Art

Tracy YelenicMiddle School Mathematics

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