Cindy Avendano

Spanish

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

Sarah Baker

PK Assistant
Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.A., Duke University
M.P.T., New York Medical College

Rachel Berger

Junior Pre-Kindergarten

Joined Bright faculty in 2018
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Rachel Blanton

Director of Student Services
Phone: 423-305-6468

Joined Bright faculty in 2018
B.S., Auburn University
M.Ed., University of Virginia

Amy Boyanton

Second Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.S., Samford University
M.Ed., Alabama A&M University

Hannah Bradford

JPK Assistant

Joined Bright faculty in 2019
Current UTC student

Kim Brown

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

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

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Elizabeth Davis

Director of Marketing and Communications and Director of Alumni Relations
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

Amanda Dickson

Fourth Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2020
B.S., University of South Florida

Jana Evans

First Grade

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

Olivia Fine

Kindergarten Assistant

Bright alumna 2005
Joined Bright faculty in 2021
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Janet Geerlings

Spanish
Chattanooga School of Language

Bobby Gendimenico

P.E.

Joined Bright faculty in 2019
B.A., Ithaca College
M.S., State University of New York at Cortland

Kayla Greco

PK Assistant

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

Bill Greene

Kindergarten

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

Alyssia Harper

Auxiliary Programs Coordinator

Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.S., Bryan College
M.Ed., Carson Newman University
Ed.S., Arkansas State University

Stacie Helton

After School Sports Coordinator
Phone: 423-718-6616

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

Emily Henn

Library Media Specialist
Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.A., University of Central Florida
B.S., University of Central Florida

Emily Hon

Pre-Kindergarten

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

D'Arcy Hughes

Science
Joined Bright faculty in 2021
B.A., Covenant College

Denise Hurlbut

Second Grade

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

Amy Hutcherson

Development Assistant

Joined Bright faculty in 2020
B.S., Vanderbilt University 
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University 
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Allie Hyer

Fifth Grade

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

Elizabeth Jackson

Receptionist

Joined Bright staff in 2019
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Jill Johnson

Pre-Kindergarten

Joined Bright faculty in 2018
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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

Jenna Leckenby

Junior Pre-Kindergarten

Joined Bright faculty in 2020
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Ed.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Ashley Linehart

P.E.

Joined Bright faculty in 2019
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.Ed., Carson Newman University

Kristin Lyman

Speech-Language Pathologist
Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.A., Indiana University
M.A., University of Memphis

Sue Lyman

Kilbride Enrichment Center

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

Julia Mayo

Music
Joined Bright faculty in 2021
B.A., Carson-Newman University
M.ME., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Sabrina McAllister

Business Manager
Phone: 423-267-8548

Joined Bright staff in 1985
B.S.,  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
Accounting Certification, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Maggie McGuire

Third Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2020
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.Ed., Carson Newman University

Jessica McNeel

First Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.A., Southeast Missouri State University
M.S., Southeast Missouri State University

Brooke Moore

Director of Admissions
Phone: 423-267-8549

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

Ann O'Brien

Fifth Grade

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

Susan Pesterfield

Kilbride Enrichment Center

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

Kendra Reasor

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

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

Chasity Robinson

JPK Assistant
Phone: 423-267-8546

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

Wendy Rogers

Fifth Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2021
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.Ed., Lincoln Memorial University

Allison Sakich

Third Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College

Rachel Sarvela

Nurse and School Secretary

Joined Bright faculty in 2020
R.N., Chattanooga State Community College

LeAnne Sharpe

Kindergarten

Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Lynn Shelton

Eco-literacy Specialist

Bright alumna '87 
Joined Bright faculty in 2019
Master Gardener, University of Tennessee Insitute of Agriculture

Leisl Slaughter

Business Office Assistant

Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Karen Smith

Leveled Literacy Intervention Instructor

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

Stacie Steel

PK Assistant
Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Laura Streets

Kindergarten Assistant
Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.A., Western Governors University

Emily Taylor

Kindergarten

Joined Bright faculty in 2020
B.S., University of West Georgia

Karen Thompson

Junior Pre-Kindergarten
Joined Bright faculty in 2000

Kristen Von Glahn

Fourth Grade
Joined Bright faculty in 2020
B.F.A., University of Miami
M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Libby Waddell

Fourth Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.S., Oklahoma State University
M.Ed., Grand Canyon University

Wynne Ware

First Grade
Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.S., Auburn University
M.S., University of West Alabama

Friederike Watkins

German

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

Kristin Watts

Head of School
Phone: 423-267-8546

Joined Bright faculty in 2021
B.A., The Catholic University of America
M.A., Siena Heights University

Mary Katherine Wheeler

JPK Assistant

Joined Bright faculty in 2020
Student, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Jasmine White

Pre-Kindergarten

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

Margaret White

Second Grade

Joined Bright faculty in 2020
B.S., University of Georgia
M.Ed., The Citadel

Corri Whitmire

Kindergarten Assistant
Joined Bright faculty in 2022
A.S., Chattanooga State

Cindy Womack

Third Grade

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