Cindy Avendano

Spanish
Phone: 423-305-6491

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
Phone: 423-305-6483

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
Phone: 423-305-6470

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: 423-501-8956
Joined Bright staff in 2008

Thankful Davis

Art
Phone: 423-501-8931

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

Amanda Dickson

Fourth Grade
Phone: 423-305-6477

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

Jana Evans

First Grade
Phone: 423-305-6467

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.
Phone: 423-501-8930

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
Phone: 423-305-6489

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
Phone: 423-305-6465
Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.A., University of Central Florida
B.S., University of Central Florida

Emily Hon

Pre-Kindergarten
Phone: 423-305-6484

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

D'Arcy Hughes

Science
Phone: 423-501-8933
Joined Bright faculty in 2021
B.A., Covenant College

Denise Hurlbut

Second Grade
Phone: 423-305-6471

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

Amy Hutcherson

Development Assistant
Phone: 423-501-8950

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

Allie Hyer

Fifth Grade
Phone: 423-305-6478

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
Phone: 423-305-6486

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
Phone: 423-305-6481

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

Ashley Linehart

P.E.
Phone: 423-501-8929

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

Kristin Lyman

Speech-Language Pathologist
Phone: 423-501-8936
Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.A., Indiana University
M.A., University of Memphis

Sue Lyman

Kilbride Enrichment Center
Phone: 423-501-8939

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

Julia Mayo

Music
Phone: 423-305-6490
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
Phone: 423-305-6473

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

Jessica McNeel

First Grade
Phone: 423-501-8902

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
Phone: 423-305-6479

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

Ray Park

Network Specialist
Phone: 423-501-8941
Joined Bright staff in 2007

Richard Parks

Shop
Phone: 423-501-8932

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

Susan Pesterfield

Kilbride Enrichment Center
Phone: 423-501-8937

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
Phone: 423-305-6480

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

Allison Sakich

Third Grade
Phone: 423-305-6474

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

LeAnne Sharpe

Kindergarten
Phone: 423-305-6487

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

Lynn Shelton

Eco-literacy Specialist
Phone: 423-501-8935

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

Leisl Slaughter

Business Office Assistant
Phone: 423-267-8592

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

Karen Smith

Leveled Literacy Intervention Instructor
Phone: 423-501-8938

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
Phone: 423-305-6488

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

Karen Thompson

Junior Pre-Kindergarten
Phone: 423-305-6482
Joined Bright faculty in 2000

Kristen Von Glahn

Fourth Grade
Phone: 423-305-6476
Joined Bright faculty in 2020
B.F.A., University of Miami
M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Libby Waddell

Fourth Grade
Phone: 423-305-6475

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

Wynne Ware

First Grade
Phone: 423-305-6464
Joined Bright faculty in 2022
B.S., Auburn University
M.S., University of West Alabama

Friederike Watkins

German
Phone: 423-501-8934

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
Phone: 423-305-6485

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

Margaret White

Second Grade
Phone: 423-305-6469

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
Phone: 423-305-6472

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