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geraldine amis

Librarian, Library Science, Study Skills

Birthplace:     Abbeyleix, Ireland
Education:      Agnes Scott College - B.A. English and Psychology; M.A.T. - English 
                          M.T.S.U. - Library Endorsement K-12
Tenure:           2011
Church:          Westminster Presbyterian, Columbia, TN
Micah 6:8  He has shown you, O man, what is good.  And what does the LORD require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."



mary cass

6th and 8th Grade Science, 7th Grade Bible
Asst. Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Birthplace:     Trenton, N.J.
Education:      Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Truman University - B.S.E.
Tenure:           Coaching:  Girls Basketball (1993 – 1996);
2007 – Present
Church:           Faith Lutheran, Thompson Station, TN
1 Peter 3:8  Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.


joshua crossland

9th – 12th Social Studies,  Christian Psychology
Varsity Baseball Coach

Birthplace:     Nashville, TN
Education:      Lipscomb University - B.S. Psychology
                         Travecca - M.A.T.

Tenure:            2010
Church:           Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, Harpeth Hills, TN
Phil. 2:1-11  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.  Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others.  Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.


terry edmondson

MS, HS Social Studies

Birthplace:     Nashville, TN     
Education:     Belmont University - B.S.
                        MTSU - M.S.
Tenure:           2016
Church:         Crosspoint Church, Dickson, TN
Gen. 1:28  "..be fruitful and multiply..."




tara fox

MS Science/Math

Birthplace:       Hamilton, Ohio
Education:       Mountain State University - B.S.
                          Marshall University - M.A.T.
Tenure:             2016
Church:            Zion Presbyterian Church
Romans 8:28  "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." 


tommy fox

Assistant Athletic Director, MS/HS PE, Health, Weight Training

Birthplace:     Decatur, GA
Education:      Mountain State University - B.S. Business Administration
                          University of Tennessee-Chattanooga - MED Secondary Education
Tenure:            2013
Church:           Zion Presbyterian Church, Columbia, TN
Romans 1:16  I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.


Dawn Garner

7th Grade LA/LIT, LA12, Latin II

Birthplace:      Austin, TX
Education:      Hardin-Simmons University - Bachelor of Behavioral Science, English & Psychology
                         Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - Master of Arts in Christian Education
Tenure:            2016
Church:           First Baptist Church, Columbia, TN
Prov. 3:5-6      Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.


Melanie Harvey

Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Bridge Math

Birthplace:       Florence, Alabama
Education:         University of North Alabama - B.S. Finance
Tenure:               2016
Church:              Mars Hill Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg, TN
Acts 17:28         For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, "We are his offspring."


mark-aaron hilliard

4th Grade Recorder, 5th -12th Grade Band, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Guitar,
Chess, Music Director for Spring Musicals

Birthplace:      Jackson, TN
Education:      Tennessee Technological University - Bachelor of Music in Music
Tenure:           2002
Church:           Graymere Church of Christ, Columbia, TN
John 1:1-18  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.


cheryl holley

Elementary Music, Secondary Choir, Middle School Drama, High School Theatre

Birthplace:     Gallipolis, OH

Education:      Tennessee Temple University - B.S. in Vocal Performance
Tenure:            2005
Church:           Zion Presbyterian Church, Columbia, TN
The Book of Romans



beth holmes

MS Language Arts
bholmes@zioneagles.org or beth38401@gmail.com 

Birthplace:     Detroit, MI
Education:      Wayne State University - B.S. Elementary Education
Tenure:            2009
Church:           St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Columbia, TN
Proverbs 1:1-7  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.




kim johnson

MS, HS Art, Sign Language

Birthplace:        Detroit, Michigan
Education:        University of Virginia at Wise - Performing Arts
                           Nashville Tech - Sign Language Interpreting
Tenure:              2015
Church:             Acts Family, Columbia, TN
Jer. 29:11          "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."



lydia Johnston

MS, HS Language Arts



rachel mcguire

Spanish, Yearbook

Birthplace:       Florence, Alabama
Education:       Auburn University - B.S. Psychology
Tenure:             2016
Church:            Church of the Highlands, Huntsville, A:
Zeph. 3:17       The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing."



kimberly owen

Science Dept. Chair
Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Genetics,
Forensics, Organic Chemistry 
kowen@zioneagles.org, www.kowenscience.com

Birthplace:      Irving, TX
Education:      Tarleton State University (Branch of TX A&M) - B.S. Biology
(Pre-med Emphasis), Minor Psychology
M.S. Biology Teaching
Tenure:           1999
Church:           Church of Nativity, Spring Hill, TN
2 Timothy 4:7-8  



jodi pierce

9th – 12th Grade Math (Algebra II, Advanced Math, Calculus, Finite)

Birthplace:     Seattle, WA
Education:      Louisiana Tech University - B.S. Civil Engineering
Tenure:            2013
Church:           First Baptist, Columbia, TN
Rev. 7:9-10     After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:  "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."

sean richardson

10th – 11th Grade Bible, 10th Grade History
Pastor - Mt. Nebo Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Birthplace:     Florence, AL
Education:      University of North Alabama - B.S. History, Geography, Secondary
Tenure:            2001
Church:           Mt. Nebo Cumberland Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph, TN
Romans 8:28-30  

julie south

Assistant Administrator
7th LA, 7th Literature, 9th LA, 9-12 Computer Applications   
Coach:  MS Cheerleading Coach

Birthplace:      Lawrenceburg, TN
Education:       Columbia State Community College - Associate of Science (Emphasis in
Mass Communication)
MTSU - B.S. - Business Education
Arkansas State University - M.Ed. - Education Leadership;
                           Certified Google Instructor

Tenure:            Spring of 2012
Church:           Northside Baptist Church, Columbia, TN
Colossians 3:17  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.