Faculty and Staff 2017-08-16T17:38:30+00:00

Faculty & Staff

Administration

Dr. Bryan Williams
Dr. Bryan WilliamsHead of School
Teena Maginn
Teena MaginnAssociate Head of School
Alissa Abercrombie
Alissa AbercrombieCurriculum Coordinator
Chris Andrews
Chris AndrewsDirector of Finance
Jane A. Donahoe
Jane A. DonahoeDirector of Communications
Jeanie Gundlach
Jeanie GundlachDirector of Development
Alison Hinson
Alison HinsonDirector of Admissions

Programs

Lauren Albonetti
Lauren AlbonettiDirector, Early Education Program
Amanda Bardos
Amanda BardosDirector, AOK Before & After Care, SOAR Summer Program
Rick Forbus
Rick ForbusDirector, Maxine Moore Music Academy

Support Staff

Alison Boeving
Alison BoevingNurse
Diane Day
Diane DayCafeteria Manager
Missy Fuehrer
Missy FuehrerBusiness Office
Lauren Gant
Lauren GantAdvancement Assistant
Carla Nichols
Carla NicholsEarly Childhood Coordinator
Perri Mathis
Perri MathisBusiness Office
Diane Oxner
Diane OxnerWilson Ross Coordinator
Mary Ann Weaver
Mary Ann WeaverAdministrative Assistant

Early Childhood

Christine Groves
Christine Groves2K
BA in Psychology
University of Tennessee
MA in Teaching
Christian Brothers University
Joined CMDS in 2009
Elise Weir
Elise Weir2K
BS in Early Childhood Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2014
Meredith Moore
Meredith Moore2K
BA and MS in Education
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2014
Denise Weir
Denise Weir2K
BS in Early Childhood Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2009
Priscilla Bland
Priscilla BlandPK
BS in Education and Accounting
Christian Brothers University
Joined CMDS in 2010

Barbara Jo Dean
Barbara Jo DeanPK
BS in Education
University of Tennessee
MA in Educational Psychology & Research
Union University
Joined CMDS in 2006
Molly Griesbeck
Molly GriesbeckPK
BS in Psychology
MA in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2012
Katie Holliday
Katie HollidayPK
BS in Child Development
Mississippi State University
Joined CMDS in 2012

Michelle Askew
Michelle AskewJK
BS in Broadcast Journalism
East Tennessee State University
Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 1997
Lydia Berryman
Lydia BerrymanJK
BS in Early Childhood Education
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2016

Kathy Greenway
Kathy GreenwayJK
BA in Education
University of Mississippi
Joined CMDS in 1983

Rachel Groshart
Rachel GroshartJK
BS in Child & Family Studies
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2015
Katelyn Russell
Katelyn RussellJK
BA in Elementary Education
MA in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction
University of Mississippi
Joined CMDS in 2016

Elizabeth Cameron
Elizabeth CameronSK
BS in Education
Samford University
Joined CMDS in 2013

Alicia Cull
Alicia CullSK
BS in Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2017

Shannon Nanney
Shannon NanneySK
BS in Elementary Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2007

Kathryn Westbrook
Kathryn WestbrookSK
BA in Sociology
University of Mississippi
MAT in Early Childhood Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2005

Lower School

Lauren Blythe
Lauren BlytheFirst Grade
BA in Economics
Sewanee: The University of the South
MA in Learning and Teaching
Lipscomb University
Joined CMDS in 2017

Catherine Bunker
Catherine BunkerFirst Grade
BA in Psychology
MS in Elementary Education
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2014
Leslie Morgan
Leslie MorganFirst Grade
BS in Education
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 1991

Carol Deaver
Carol DeaverSecond Grade
BS in Elementary Education
Minor in Special Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 1979
Christi Morris
Christi MorrisSecond Grade
BS in Health Sciences
University of Tennessee
MA in Teaching
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2014
Kate Walker
Kate WalkerSecond Grade
BA in Elementary Education
University of Mississippi
MA in Curriculum and Instruction
University of Mississippi
Joined CMDS in 2017
Katie Burleson
Katie BurlesonThird Grade
BS in Education
University of Memphis
MA in Education
Walden University
Joined CMDS in 2016

Destini Pierce
Destini PierceThird Grade
BS in Education
Union University
Joined CMDS in 2016

Lizzie Ruple
Lizzie RupleThird Grade
BA in Elementary Education
University of Mississippi
Joined CMDS in 2016

Upper School

Laura Grimes
Laura GrimesFourth Grade
BA in Political Science
American University
MA in Teaching
Christian Brothers University
Joined CMDS in 2013
Ruth Thompson
Ruth ThompsonFourth Grade
BS in Middle School Education
Union University
MA in Elementary Education
Delta State University
Joined CMDS in 2012
Julie Reynolds
Julie Reynolds5/6 English
BS in Education
University of Arkansas
MA in Curriculum and Instruction
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2005
Jenny Wilford
Jenny Wilford5/6 Math
BS in Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2003

David Vaughn
David Vaughn5/6 Science & Social Studies
BS in History
MA in Education
Christian Brothers University
Joined CMDS in 2014
Nell Womack
Nell Womack5/6 Literature
BS in Elementary Education
Auburn University
MA in Reading Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2006

Encore

Shelley Bolton
Shelley Bolton6th Grade Art
BA in Graphic Design
University of Mississippi
Joined CMDS in 2005

Cheryl Bryant
Cheryl BryantBible
BA in English and Speech
University of Arkansas
Joined CMDS in 1989

Ann Cameron
Ann CameronScience Lab
BS in Elementary Education
Mississippi College
Joined CMDS in 1986

Mary Cheairs
Mary CheairsEngineering Lab
BS in Elementary Education
Millsaps College
MA in Curriculum and Instruction
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2006
Debi Gray
Debi GrayLibrary
BA in Education
Rhodes College
MA in Teaching
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2001
Kathryn Grissom
Kathryn GrissomPhysical Education, Grade School
BS in Business Administration
University of Mississippi
MA in Teaching
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2004
Erica Lindsey
Erica LindseyMath Lab
BS in Business Administration
Harding University
MA in Teaching
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2013
Amanda Mallory
Amanda MallorySpanish, Global Preschool Studies
BPS in Child Development,
Minor in Spanish
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2014

Kim Moon
Kim MoonTechnology
BS in Early Elementary Education
Murray State University
MS in Instructional Design and Technology
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2012
Linda Patterson
Linda PattersonDiscovery Lab
BS in Education
Memphis State University
Joined CMDS in 1986

Caroline Patton
Caroline PattonEarly Childhood Art
BS in Studio Art
BS in Psychology
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2017

Jennifer Proseus
Jennifer ProseusMusic
BA in Sacred Music
University of Memphis
Orff Music Certification,
Levels I, II, III
Joined CMDS in 2015
Meghean Warner
Meghean WarnerGrade School Art
BA in Theater Arts
Southern Methodist University
Joined CMDS in 2014

Student Support

Ginger Chamberlain
Ginger ChamberlainLearning Specialist
BS in Elem. Education
and EC Development,
Univ. of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 1999
Kathy DeFreece
Kathy DeFreeceKUDZU Gifted Program
BA in Business Administration,
MA in Elem. Education,
Univ. of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2003
Rebecca Gieselmann
Rebecca GieselmannGuidance Counselor
BS, Psych, Crichton College
MA, School Counseling,
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2006
Nat Hatch
Nat HatchConnections
Joined CMDS in 2016

Linda May
Linda MayConnections
BA Elem. Education,
Auburn University
Joined CMDS in 1998

Margaret Patterson
Margaret PattersonLearning Specialist
BA in Economics,
Vanderbilt University
MA, Teaching, Univ. of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 1991