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
Josephine Holmes
Josephine HolmesHousekeeping
Carla Martin
Carla Martin2K/PK Coordinator
Perri Mathis
Perri MathisBusiness Office
Diane Oxner
Diane OxnerWilson-Ross Receptionist
Mary Ann Weaver
Mary Ann WeaverDay School Office Secretary

Early Childhood

Christine Groves
Christine Groves2K
BA in Psychology
University of Tennessee
MA in Teaching
Christian Brothers University
Joined CMDS in 2009
Rachel Groshart
Rachel Groshart2K
BS in Child & Family Studies
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2015
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 BlandPre- Kindergarten
BS in Education and Accounting
Christian Brothers University
Joined CMDS in 2010

Barbara Jo Dean
Barbara Jo DeanPre- Kindergarten
BS in Education
University of Tennessee
MA in Educational Psychology & Research
Union University
Joined CMDS in 2006
Katie Holliday
Katie HollidayPre- Kindergarten
BS in Child Development
Mississippi State University
Joined CMDS in 2012

Molly Griesbeck
Molly GriesbeckPre- Kindergarten
BS in Psychology
MA in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2012
Michelle Askew
Michelle AskewJunior Kindergarten
BS in Broadcast Journalism
East Tennessee State University
Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 1997
Lydia Berryman
Lydia BerrymanJunior Kindergarten
BS in Early Childhood Education
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2016

Blair Connor
Blair ConnorJunior Kindergarten
BS in Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2015

Kathy Greenway
Kathy GreenwayJunior Kindergarten
BA in Education
University of Mississippi
Joined CMDS in 1983

Katelyn Russell
Katelyn RussellJunior Kindergarten
BA in Elementary Education
MA in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction
University of Mississippi
Joined CMDS in 2016

Elizabeth Cameron
Elizabeth CameronSenior Kindergarten
BS in Education
Samford University
Joined CMDS in 2013

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

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

Lower School

Catherine Bunker
Catherine BunkerFirst Grade
BA in Psychology
MS in Elementary Education
University of Tennessee
Joined CMDS in 2014
Ann Alise Hayden
Ann Alise Hayden First Grade
BS in Education
MA in Education
University of Mississippi
Joined CMDS in 2011

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
Ainslie Plunk
Ainslie PlunkSecond Grade
MA in Education
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2014

Katie Burleson
Katie BurlesonThird Grade
BS in Education
University of Memphis
MA in Education
Walden University
Joined CMDS in 2016

Lizzie Deane
Lizzie DeaneThird 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 BoltonArt, Lower & Upper School
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 LindseyGlobal Preschool Studies, Early Childhood Physical Education
BS in Business Administration
Harding University
MA in Teaching
University of Memphis
Joined CMDS in 2013
Amanda Mallory
Amanda MallorySpanish
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

Destini Pierce
Destini PierceMath Lab
BS in Education
Union University
Joined CMDS in 2016

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 WarnerArt, Early Childhood
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