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Amanda Angel

Fourth Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Mady Ashe

Bright Afternoons Counselor

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Brenda Austin

Fifth Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2011
B.S., Auburn University
M.Ed., Troy State University

Cindy Avendano

Spanish

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.A., Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Kristen Biggerstaff

Bright Afternoons Counselor

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
Student at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Mary Bosshardt

Director of Bright Afternoons and Bright Days
Phone: 423-265-0024

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.S., University of Georgia

Stephanie Bowling

Music

Joined Bright faculty in 2015
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Kim Brown

Director of Advancement, CFRE
Phone: 423-267-8593

Joined Bright staff in 2001
B.A., University of Georgia

Noelle Coleman

Kilbride Enrichment Center

Joined Bright faculty in 2015
B.S., Lee University
M.S., Lee University

Robert Collins

Custodian
Phone: 423-267-8546
Joined Bright staff in 2017

Jan Connell

P.E.

Joined Bright faculty in 1987
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University

Abbie Cook

Kindergarten Assistant

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Denise Cooper

First Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2004
B.S., Auburn University 
M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Elizabeth Davis

Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: 423-305-6460

Bright alumna '86 
Joined Bright staff in 2015
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Paul Davis

Director of Facilities
Phone: 423-316-2105
Joined Bright staff in 2008

Thankful Davis

Art

Joined Bright faculty in 2014
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.Ed., Middle Tennessee State University

Jana Evans

Kindergarten

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Kenneth Freeman

Traffic Officer
Joined Bright staff in 2016

Kortney Gordon

Kindergarten Assistant

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Kayla Greco

Junior Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
Student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Bill Greene

Kindergarten

Joined Bright faculty in 2015
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Raven Hall

Bright Afternoons Counselor

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
Student at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Ed Hammonds

Custodian

Joined Bright faculty in 2009
B.A., University of Memphis

Stacie Helton

After School Sports Coordinator

Joined Bright staff in 2007
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Cathy Hicks

Junior Pre-Kindergarten
Joined Bright faculty in 1994

Emily Hon

Pre-Kindergarten

Bright alumna '86
Joined Bright faculty in 1998
B.S., Vanderbilt University

Patrick Honan

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Susan Howell

Kilbride Enrichment Center

Joined Bright faculty in 2009
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., Lincoln Memorial University
Ed.S., Tennessee Technological University

Denise Hurlbut

Second Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2007
B.S., Tennessee Temple University 
M.Ed., Trevecca Nazarene University

Amy Hutcherson

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Allie Hyer

Third Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.A., Union College
M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania

Allison Jones

Bright Afternoons Counselor

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
B.S., New York University

Susan Jones

Kilbride Enrichment Center

Joined Bright faculty in 2002
B.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
M.A., Johns Hopkins University 
M.A., Rice University

Diane Kemp

Math Academy and Reading Specialist

Joined Bright faculty in 2007
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
M.Ed., Tennessee Technological University

Renee' Kropff

Assistant Head of School, Operations, and Director of Technology
Phone: 423-305-6466

Joined Bright faculty in 1999
B.S., East Tennessee State University

Hannah Layton

Interim Fourth Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.S., Bryan College

Jane Lemoine

School Secretary
Phone: 423-267-8546

Joined Bright staff in 2000
B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana

Merrill Levine

First Grade and Social Studies Committee Chair

Joined Bright faculty in 1996
B.S., University of Pittsburgh 
M.Ed., University of Missouri

Christy Lusk

Assistant Head of School, Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: 423-305-6463

Joined Bright faculty in 2010
B.S., University of West Georgia 
M.Ed., University of West Georgia 
Ed.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
Ed.D., University of West Georgia

Sue Lyman

Kilbride Enrichment Center

Joined Bright faculty in 2010
B.S., University of Alabama

Juvonta Mason

Custodian
Phone: 423-267-8546
Joined Bright staff in 2017

Jasmine Mathews

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Sabrina McAllister

Business Manager
Phone: 423-267-8548

Joined Bright staff in 1989
B.S.,  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
Accounting Certification, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Jeff McDaniel

P.E.

Joined Bright faculty in 2015

Saundra Minshew

Custodian
Joined Bright staff in 2015

Brooke Moore

Director of Admissions
Phone: 423-267-8549

Bright alumna '92
Joined Bright staff in 2010
B.A., Furman University

O.J. Morgan

Head of School
Phone: 423-305-6462

Joined Bright staff in 2004
B.A., Colby College 
M.A.T., Northwestern University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School

Melanie Nestler

Science

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
Dipl. Ing. (FH), University of Applied Science Bremerhaven, Germany

Ann O'Brien

Fifth Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
B.S., State University of New York, College at Geneseo
M.Ed., Fordham University

Elizabeth Oakes

Librarian

Joined Bright faculty in 2011
B.A., University of Mississippi 
M.Ed., Christian Brothers University

Ray Park

Network Specialist
Phone: 423-267-8546
Joined Bright staff in 2007

Richard Parks

Shop

Joined Bright faculty in 2014
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Kendra Reasor

Third Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
B.S., University of West Georgia

Mary Catherine Robbins

School Nurse
Phone: 423-267-8546

Joined Bright staff in 2014
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.S.N, Vanderbilt University

Chasity Robinson

Junior Pre-Kindergarten Assistant
Phone: 423-267-8546

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
Student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Claudia Rodriguez

Spanish

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.S., Universidad de las Americas, A.C.
M.S., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Allison Sakich

Fourth Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2013
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College

Emily Satterfield

Fourth Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.A., Covenant College

LeAnne Sharpe

First Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2013
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Katie Shirley

Pre-Kindergarten

Joined Bright faculty in 2015
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Madison Simmons

Bright Afternoons Counselor

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
Student at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Stacy Sisk

Financial Services Coordinator
Joined Bright staff in 2014

Leisl Slaughter

Kindergarten

Joined Bright faculty in 2012
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Karen Smith

Second Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2012
B.S., Tennessee Temple University
M.Ed., Walden University

Nicole Smith

School Counselor
Phone: 423-305-6468

Joined Bright faculty in 2006
B.A., University of Central Florida 
M.Ed., Winthrop University

MacKenzie Taylor

Second Grade

Joined Bright School in 2016
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Karen Thompson

Junior Pre-Kindergarten
Joined Bright faculty in 2000

Jan Vance

Assistant Librarian

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.S., Lipscomb University
M.L.S., Texas Women's College

Beth Warren

Fifth Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2012
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Reginald Washington

Bus Driver
Phone: 423-267-8546
Joined Bright staff in 2015

Friederike Watkins

German

Joined Bright faculty in 2014
ABW Mannheim, Germany
EVT Heidelberg, Germany

Cindy Womack

Third Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2016
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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