Faculty and Staff2019-08-09T19:50:04+00:00

Faculty & Staff

Administration

Dr. Bryan Williams
Dr. Bryan WilliamsHead of School
Teena Maginn
Teena MaginnAssociate Head of School
Alissa Abercrombie
Alissa AbercrombieDirector of Curriculum and Grade School
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

Early Childhood

Bethany Bunker
Bethany Bunker2K
BS in Exercise Science
University of Mississippi
MS in Child and Family Studies
University of Southern Mississippi
Joined CMDS in 2016
Morgan Russell
Morgan Russell2K
BS in Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2016
Denise Weir
Denise Weir2K
BS in Early Childhood Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2009
Elise Weir
Elise 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
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
Destini Pierce
Destini PierceJK
BS in Education
Union University
Joined CMDS in 2016

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

Carolyn Perry
Carolyn PerryFirst Grade
BA in Journalism
MA in Teaching
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2016
Lydia Berryman
Lydia BerrymanSecond Grade
BS in Early Childhood Education
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2016
Brittany Carmichael-Hayes
Brittany Carmichael-HayesSecond Grade
BS in Education
University of Memphis
MS in Elementary Education
Union University
Joined CMDS in 2019
Andrea Kay
Andrea KaySecond Grade
BA in Psychology
Minor in Elementary Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Joined CMDS in 2019
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

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
Christi Morris
Christi Morris5/6 Science & Social Studies
BS in Health Sciences
University of Tennessee
MA in Teaching
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2014
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

Nell Womack
Nell Womack5/6 Literature
BS in Elementary Education
Auburn University
MA in Reading Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2006

Student Engagement

Rebecca Gieselmann
Rebecca GieselmannDirector of Guidance and Student Engagement
BS, Psych, Crichton College
MA, School Counseling,
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2006
Alison Boeving
Alison BoevingNurse
BSN
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Joined CMDS in 2006
Cheryl Bryant
Cheryl BryantSpiritual Life Coordinator, Bible Teacher
BA in English and Speech
University of Arkansas
Joined CMDS in 1989

Kathy DeFreece
Kathy DeFreeceLeadership Coordinator, KUDZU Gifted Program
BA in Business Administration,
MA in Elem. Education,
Univ. of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2003
David Vaughn
David VaughnStudent Life Coordinator
BS in History
MA in Education
Christian Brothers University
Joined CMDS in 2014

Academic Support

Margaret Patterson
Margaret PattersonDirector of Connections
BA in Economics,
Vanderbilt University
MA, Teaching, Univ. of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 1991
Linda May
Linda MayConnections
BA Elem. Education,
Auburn University
Joined CMDS in 1998

Ann Prascher
Ann PrascherConnections
BA in Religious Studies,
Rhodes College
MA, Teaching, Univ. of Memphis
Reading Specialist Endorsement
Christian Brothers University
Joined CMDS in 2017
Reg Udouj
Reg UdoujConnections
BS in Biology
University of Memphis
MS in Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Joined CMDS in 2019

Programs

Lauren Albonetti
Lauren AlbonettiDirector, Early Education Program
Amanda Bardos
Amanda BardosDirector, AOK@CMDS and Summer@CMDS
Rick Forbus
Rick ForbusDirector, Maxine Moore Music Academy

Encore

Jenny Bell
Jenny BellSpanish
BA in Spanish
Louisiana Tech University
Joined CMDS in 2019
Mary Cheairs
Mary CheairsEngineering Lab
BS in Elementary Education
Millsaps College
MA in Curriculum and Instruction
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2006
Jauna Ellis
Jauna EllisEarly Childhood Music, Director of Spirits Theatre
BA in Theatre Arts
University of Mississippi
Joined CMDS in 2016
Debi Gray
Debi GrayMedia
BA in Education
Rhodes College
MA in Teaching
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2001
Debbie Goodwin
Debbie GoodwinWellness, Early Childhood
Accounting Certificate
State Technical Institute
Joined CMDS in 2006
Kathryn Grissom
Kathryn GrissomWellness, Grade School
BS in Business Administration
University of Mississippi
MA in Teaching
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2004
Christine Groves
Christine GrovesScience Lab
BA in Psychology
University of Tennessee
MA in Teaching
Christian Brothers University
Joined CMDS in 2009
Dare Harcourt
Dare HarcourtGrade School Art
BS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Minor in Psychology
University of Mississippi
MA in Art Education
Memphis College of Art
Joined CMDS in 2018
Erica Lindsey
Erica LindseyMath Lab
BS in Business Administration
Harding University
MA in Teaching
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2013
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
Meredith Moore
Meredith MooreGPS
BA and MS in Education
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2014
Caroline Patton
Caroline PattonEarly Childhood Art
BS in Studio Art
BS in Psychology
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2017

Mims Pigg
Mims PiggDiscovery Lab
BA in Elementary Education Education
University of Mississippi
MA in Education
Gifted Education Concentration
Mississippi University for Women
Joined CMDS in 2017
Jennifer Proseus
Jennifer ProseusGrade School Music
BA in Sacred Music
University of Memphis
Orff Music Certification,
Levels I, II, III
Joined CMDS in 2015

Support Staff

Missy Fuehrer
Missy FuehrerBusiness Office
Lauren Gant
Lauren GantAdvancement Associate
Kristin Frazier
Kristin FrazierAlumni Coordinator
Carla Nichols
Carla NicholsEarly Childhood Coordinator
Perri Mathis
Perri MathisBusiness Office
Diane Oxner
Diane OxnerWilson Ross Coordinator
Mary Ann Weaver
Mary Ann WeaverAdministrative Assistant