Faculty Directory

Jeremy Sandefur

B.A., Secondary Education/History, Samford University
M. Ed., Education Administration and Supervision, Liberty University

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Blake Fuller
Middle & High School Principal

B.A., Psychology, Saint Leo University
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Saint Leo University


Kelly Sullivan
Elementary School Principal

B.S., Elementary Education K-6, Tennessee Wesleyan
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University
Ed.S., Administration and Supervision, Lincoln Memorial University


Jared Cartee
Director of Student Life and Development

unnamed (2)

Sean Jones
Athletic Director

B.S., Communications, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.A., Sports and Recreation Leadership, James Madison University


Lee Smith
Director of Finance


Lori Campbell
Director of Admissions

B.S., Carson-Newman University, Magna Cum Laude
M.Ed., Carson-Newman University

unnamed (3)

Kelly Clifton
Director of Communications and Academic Assistant to the President

B.S., Elementary Education, University of Mobile
B.S., Early Childhood Education, University of Mobile
M.Ed., Education Leadership ,University of William Carey


Bill Cupp
Supervisor of Plant & Facility

Toni Gioioso
Administrative Assistant,
Elementary School

B.A., University of Alabama


Angie Griffin
Administrative Assistant,
Middle & High School

B.B.A., Ohio University
Graduate Studies, Johnson University


Michael Gunter
Executive Chef
Director of Food Services

Janet Hatmaker

Janet Hatmaker
School Counselor

B.S., King University
M.Ed., Lincoln Memorial University
Licensed Professional Counselor


Samantha Houser
Administrative Assistant, Finance Office


Janice Mink
Director of International Admissions

Don Rector
Director of Information Technology

A.S., Tennessee Institute of Electronics

Sellers, Jonathan CROP

Jonathan Sellers
Asst. Athletic Director; Head Football Coach

A.S., Pellissippi State Community College


Carole Daft, Grade Pre-K3

B.S., Johnson University
M.A., Johnson University

Emma Connaster, Grade Pre-K3 Assistant

Jennifer Connatser, Grade Pre-K4

B.S., University of Tennesse
M.A., University of Tennessee

Janet Lyon, Grade Pre-K4, Elementary Music

B.M., Carson-Newman University


Jennifer Huskey, Kindergarten

B.S., Carson-Newman College
M.Ed., Touro University International, Summa Cum Laude
Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University, Cum Laude

Kerri Rippetoe, Kindergarten

B.S., Child Development and Learning, Maryville College

Jama Mosher, Grade 1

B.A., Carson-Newman College, Cum Laude

Lori Wallace, Grade 1

B.S., Carson-Newman University
M.Ed., Carson-Newman University

Kari Polk, Grade 2

B.S., Carson-Newman University
Graduate Studies, Lincoln Memorial University

Amanda Russell, Grade 2

B.S., University of Tennessee, Cum Laude
Graduate Studies, University of Tennessee

Judi Addison, Grade 3

B.A., Elementary Education, Johnson University
M.A., Holistic Education, Johnson University

Joyce Dowdy, Grade 3

B.S., University of Tennessee

Jennifer Hamilton, Grade 4

B.S., East Tennessee State University
M.E., Lincoln Memorial University
Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University

Lisa Quesinberry, Grade 5

B.S., Johnson University
M.A., Johnson University

Sonya Mink, Elementary Art, Teaching Assistant; Extended Care Coordinator

Rhonda Garbett, Reading Specialist

B.A., Marshall University
M.A., Marshall University

Robin Reed, Elementary P.E., Elementary Character Education

Mike Roman IV, Elementary P.E., Director of Sports Preformance

B.S.,  Kinesiology, University of Tennessee

M.B.A., Carson Newman University

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) (RSCC)

Middle and High School

Marcelete Ailor, High School Math

Jeffrey Ayers, High School Social Studies

B.S., Radford University

Jill Ball, High School Science

B.S., Maryville College
M.Ed., University of Tennessee

Shelly Benson, Music: Band

B.S., Johnson Bible College, Cum Laude
M.A., Carson-Newman University, Cum Laude
Ed.D., Carson-Newman University

Iryna Brooks, Middle School Math, P.E.

B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Governors University

Jackie Castle, High School Science

B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Graduate Studies, Biology, East Tennessee State University

Lee Daft, Middle School Social Studies, P.E.

B.S., Johnson Bible College
M.A., Johnson Bible College

Laurel Durham, Librarian, AP Seminar

B.A., Carson-Newman University
M.S., University of Tennessee

Preston Garner, Choir Director

B.A., Trinity College and Seminary

Madison Gullion, Middle School Language Arts

B.A., Johnson University
M.A., Johnson University

Ray Ishak, High School Math

M.A., Mathematics, University of South Florida

April Kandel, High School Bible

B.A., Milligan College
M. Ed., Milligan College

Tammie Lane

Tammie Lane, Learning Center Director

B.S., University of Tennessee
M.A., University of Tennessee
Reading Specialist Endorsement (PK-12).

Julie Littleton, Choir Assistant and Accompanist

Leland Lyon, High School Bible

B.A., Carson-Newman College
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Shannon Moore, High School Math

B.S., Secondary Ed., Western Governors University

David Mosher, High School Spanish; Drama

B.A., Carson-Newman College, Summa Cum Laude
M.S., University of Tennessee

Drew Payne, High School Social Studies

B.A., History, Lincoln Memorial University
B.A., Religion/Philosophy, Lincoln Memorial University

Krista Rodriguez, Middle and High School Art

B.A., Biola University
M.S., California State University

Tonya Rollins, High School Computer & Personal Finance

B.A., University of Tennessee
M.S., University of Tennessee, Magna Cum Laude

Heidi Sasscer, Middle School Math

B.S., University of North Texas

Sarah Sasscer-Neuhart, Middle School Science

B.S, Interdisciplinary Studies in Education – Elementary Education, East Tennessee State University, Summa Cum Laude
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Carson-Newman University, Summa Cum Laude

Callie Smith, Math, ESL

B.A., Meridith College
M.Ed., Walden University

Josh Smith, High School English

B.A., English Literature, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., Secondary English Education, Johnson University

Eileen Thornton, Homeschool Coordinator

B.S., Arizona State University
Spec.Ed.Lic. K-12, San Juan College

Dante Turnipseed, Physical Education

B.S., Tennessee Wesleyan College

Anna Wade

Anna Wade, Director of Girls Dorm

Renee White, High School English

B.A., East Tennessee State University

Hunter Brooks, Resident Life

Cynthia Collins, Food Services

Tammy Creswell, Custodian

Johnny Cupp, Maintenance

Christy Logan, Chief Custodian

Charlotte Scott, Food Services

Polly Wilbourn, Food Services