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Denise Fisher


Finance Manager

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Denise Fisher


Finance Manager

  • Years at CCA: 3
  • Previous Experience: 
    • Stay at Home Mom (4 years)
    • Strength Class Instructor at YMCA (1 year)
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Hobbies: Running, spending time at the lakehouse, and gardening
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
— Exodus 14:14
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Melinda Isbell


Office Assistant

Melinda Isbell


Office Assistant

About me:

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  • Education: University of Memphis (B.A. Sociology)
  • Years at CCA: 1
  • Previous Experience: 
    • Preschool Teacher (9 years)
    • Substitute Teacher (2 years)
    • Mommy (current- 20 years)
  • Favorite Book: A Painted House by John Grisham 
  • Favorite Restaurant: Shogun
  • Hobbies: Reading, Singing, Painting
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
— Romans 12:18
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Pam Younger


Pre-K 4

Pam Younger


Pre-K 4

About me:

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
— Philippians 4:13
  • Years at CCA: 1
  • Previous Experience: Supervisor- Colonial DPP (30 years)
  • Favorite Book: Anything Karen Kingsbury
  • Favorite Color: Orange
  • Favorite Restaurant: Cracker Barrel
  • Hobbies: Reading; playing with my grandson, Luke Mullins
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Paula Myrick


Pre-K 3

Paula Myrick


Pre-K 3

About me

  • Education: Dyersburg State, Assoc. Office Management Support
  • Years at CCA: 5
  • Previous Experience: Secretary at Abundant LIfe School (5 years),USMC (5 years), home school mom (6 years)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
— John 14:27
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Hobbies: Gardening
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Kristin Hopper


2nd Grade

Kristin Hopper


2nd Grade

About me

  • Education: UT Martin, B.S. in Education (PK-3)
  • Years at CCA: 1
  • Favorite Book: The Thorn Birds
  • Favorite Color: Pink or teal
  • Favorite Restaurant: Red Lobster
  • Hobbies: Cheering on my babies in baseball/ football
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
— Exodus 14:14
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Kim Mullins


Head of School

Kim Mullins


Head of School

About me

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.
— Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Education: UT Martin, Elementary Education
  • Years at CCA: 21
  • Previous Experience: Retail during school years
  • Favorite Book: Anything by Karen Kingsbury
  • Favorite Color: Green
  • Favorite Food: Steak
  • Hobbies: Reading and swimming
Stand up for what is right, even if you’re standing alone.
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Bob Dennison


Middle school latin

Bob Dennison


Middle school latin

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.
— Charles Swindoll

About me:

  • Education: Cricton College; Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Degrees: B.S. Church Ministry, M. Div.
  • Years at CCA: 6
  • Previous/Current Experience:
    • Pastor (current- 16 years)
    • Student Ministry (9 years)
    • After-School/Day Camp Director (8 years)
  • Favorite Book: Anything C.S. Lewis
  • Favorite Color: Is there another color besides UT Vol orange?
  • Favorite Restaurant: Red Lobster
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my family and God's people; doing anything connected to UT Vol football or St. Louis baseball; torturing children with Latin
  • My Greatest Joys: My lovely wife of 25 years, Stephanie; seeing someone embrace Christ as Lord and Savior; watching my son become a man; seeing the light come on when a student understands something
But God demonstrated His love toward us in that while we were still sinners Christ loved us.
— Romans 5:8
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Kelly Grills-Brown


Teaching Assistant

Kelly Grills-Brown


Teaching Assistant

About me

  • Education: UT Martin, English major with an emphasis in Literature
  • Years at CCA: 2
  • Previous Experience: Dyersburg State English Adjunct and Tutor- 6 years
  • Favorite Book: Historical fiction
  • Favorite Color(s): Blue and Purple
  • Favorite Restaurant(s): El Patio and Sake
  • Hobbies: Singing and being with family
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
— Ephesians 2:8-9
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Ginger Smith


Middle & High School History

Ginger Smith


Middle & High School History

About me:

  • Education: UT-Martin (B.S. Education), Union University (M.Ed.)
  • Years at CCA:
  • Previous Experience: 11 years of teaching before coming to CCA
  • Favorite Bible Passage: Proverbs 31:10-31
  • Favorite Book: Ruth
  • Favorite Colors: Blues and Greens
  • Favorite Restaurant: Longhorn
  • Hobbies: Reading, drawing, painting, boating, and watching movies when I am not chasing and playing with my son
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Becky Coleman


Gifted Program

Becky Coleman


Gifted Program

About Me

  • Education: UT Martin (Master of Arts)
  • First Year at CCA
  • Previous Experience: Dyersburg City Schools (33 years)
  • Favorite Book: the Bible
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Restaurant: Coyote Blues
  • Hobbies: Painting, flower gardening
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
— Romans 8:38-39
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Lea Rhodes


Library, Computer Lab

and Art

Lea Rhodes


Library, Computer Lab

and Art

About me:

  • Education: UT-Martin (B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences, Education with a Minor in Business)
  • Years at CCA: 1
  • Favorite Book: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
  • Favorite Food: Shrimp
  • Hobbies: traveling and spending quality time with my family
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Sarah Jean


General Music, Recorder, & Choir

Sarah Jean


General Music, Recorder, & Choir

About me:

  • Education: Bethel University
  • Degree: B.S. Music and Business
  • Years at CCA: 5
  • Current Experience: 
    • Piano Teacher (20 years)
    • Music Director at Church (13 years)
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Restaurant: China Star
  • Hobbies: Creative Art
  • Favorite Book: I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, by Dr. Seuss
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
— Philippians 4:8
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Bob Schlabach


Band Director

Bob Schlabach


Band Director

About me

  • Education: Illinois State University (Master of Music Ed.), Western Illinois University (6th year in Administration)
  • Years at CCA: 19
  • Previous Experience:
    • Band Director at Augusta High School, IL
    • Band Director at Brown Co. High School, IL
    • Band Director and Music Supervisor at Macomb High School, IL
    • Music Supervisor at Sterling Rock Falls High School, IL
Jesus loves me, This I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak, but He is strong.
  • Favorite Book: The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Food: Catfish
  • Favorite Restaurants: China Star and Lupos
  • Hobbies: Golf, basketball, and baseball
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Renee Butler


PreK Aide

Renee Butler


PreK Aide

about me:

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
— Psalm 73:26
  • Degree: CNA/TECTA Certified
  • Previous Experience: 
    • Director at Little Angels Learning Center (10+ years)
    • Jackson-Madison County General Hospital (2 years)
  • Favorite Book: Anything by John and Lisa Bevere
  • Favorite Color: Green
  • Favorite Restaurant: Los Portales
  • Hobbies: Crocheting and Making Cookies


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Christine Jones


Custodian

Christine Jones


Custodian

About Me:

  • Years at CCA: 9
  • Previous Experience: Child Care (14 years)
  • Favorite Book: the Bible
  • Favorite Color: Green
  • Favorite Restaurant: Grecian Steakhouse 
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my grandchildren
Jesus said unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
— John 14:6
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Minnie Fleming


Bus Driver

Minnie Fleming


Bus Driver

About me:

  • Years at CCA: 9
  • Previous Experience: Lauderdale County School Bus Driver (20 years) 
  • Favorite Book: the Bible
  • Favorite Colors: Pink and Beige 
  • Favorite Food and Restaurant: Salad Bar at Olympic Steakhouse
  • Hobbies: Cooking and Planting Flowers & Vegetables 
Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
— Joshua 1:9
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David Brooks


Einstein Club

David Brooks


Einstein Club

About ME:

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
— Philippians 4:13
  • Education: Dyersburg State, UT Martin (Bachelor of Science and Ed.)
  • Previous Experience: 
    • U.S. Army, 3 years
    • Obion County School System, 1 year
    • Dyersburg School System, 2 years
    • Dyer County School System, 27 years
  • Family:
    • Wife- Kay Brooks
    • Children- Autumn and Ashley
    • 5 Grandchildren
  • Hobbies: yard work and gardening, hiking, camping
  • Favorite Book: Evolution: When Fact Became Fiction, by Ricki D. Pavlu
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
— Romans 8:28
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Amber Hall


Kindergarten

Amber Hall


Kindergarten

About me:

  • Years at CCA: First Year
  • Education: B.S. Education K-6, Pre-K Endorsement-UT Martin
  • Previous Experience: preschool teacher at Lara Kendall Elementary (2 years)
  • Favorite Book: The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  • Favorite Colors: blues and greens
  • Favorite Restaurant: Chili's
  • Hobbies: riding horses, spending time with family and friends, working on projects
Let all that you do be done in love.
— 1 Corinthians 16:14
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Sarah Deere


3rd & 4th Grade

Sarah Deere


3rd & 4th Grade

about me:

  • Education: Bachelor of Education (Mississippi State University)
  • Previous Experience: 7 Years of Teaching
  • Years at CCA: First Year!
  • Favorite Books: The Harry Potter Series
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Food: My mom's homemade ice cream
  • Hobbies: Drawing, painting, and listening to books 
  • Children: Grace, Lilly, and Connor
No one is perfect; that’s why pencils have erasers.

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Judith Norman


5th-8th ELA & Math

Judith Norman


5th-8th ELA & Math

About me:

  • Education: B.S. Education (Union University), M.A.Ed (Bethel Univeristy)
  • Years at CCA: First Year
  • Previous Experience:
    • Elementary School Teacher (10 years)
    • Middle School Teacher (10 years)
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
— Romans 8:28

 

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Geneva Bryant


5th-8th Grade Science

Geneva Bryant


5th-8th Grade Science

Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise.

about me:

  • Education: M.S. Education, Arkansas State Univeristy and William Woods University
  • Years at CCA: First year
  • Previous Experience: Middle School Math and Science (25+ years)
  • Favorite Book: Gone with the Wind
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Food and Restaurant: Seafood at Red Lobster
  • Hobbies: Yoga, playing computer games, and spending time with my grandson and his companion dog, Star

 

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
— Psalm 119:105

 

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Mike McCullough


Physical Education

Mike McCullough


Physical Education

about me:

  • Education: B.S. Physical Education 
  • Years at CCA: First year
  • Previous Experience: Dyersburg Intermediate School (30 years)
  • Favorite Book: Not a Fan
  • Favorite Color: Maroon
  • Favorite Food: Seafood
  • Hobbies: Sports/Exercise
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
— John 10:10