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Shelby Klein

Shelby Klein

Samuel Trigg and Carter Berg

September 21, 2018


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Shelby Klein might be new to teaching, but she is ready to take on the challenge, “I’m enjoying it. I just started in August.” Ms. Klein graduated this past May from University of Memphis, where she excelled in the teaching degree program. She considers Arlington Community Schools one of the...

AHS prepares for The Wizard of Oz

Jackson Norman, Staff

September 21, 2018


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We’re off to see the wizard this fall with Arlington High School’s fall production of The Wizard of Oz. This production is being directed by new AHS Theatre Director Weiland, alongside new Film Teacher and Assistant Director Patrick Ashbee. This production features a cast of around thirty-five people. Saman...

Alisa Brammer

Alisa Brammer

Cameron Davis and Kayla Mason

September 18, 2018


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Many teachers enjoy the constant interaction and the excitement each day brings, and new Donelson Elementary teacher Alisa Brammer is no different. “My favorite thing about teaching is that each day is different, so no matter what I plan, my kids come in everyday and bring something new to the classroom...

Elizabeth Ozment

Elizabeth Ozment

Colton Lepard and Peyton Jones

September 18, 2018


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Elizabeth Ozment didn’t start out wanting to become a teacher, but with a change of heart and a change of location, she’s now one of the newest faces at Donelson Elementary. She has found her passion in teaching second graders. She attended university of Tennessee and did a year of Graduate School,...

Christine Germany

Christine Germany

Briley Anderson and Mackenzie Kent

September 14, 2018


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Christine Germany traded her big city living to come to Arlington to continue her teacher career, and Donelson Elementary has welcomed her with open arms. “I just moved from Chicago this past year, and Donelson is one of the best elementary schools in the state.” Mrs. Germany says her favorite...

Amanda Etherington

Amanda Etherington

Landon Williams and Kaity Gallimore

September 14, 2018


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For a lot of teachers, working at a new school will take a while to get used to. But for Amanda Etherington, she already loves Donelson. “Donelson has such a great reputation… and they’re just so welcoming.” At Donelson, Mrs. Etherington teaches second grade. While teaching younger children...

Haley French

Haley French

Dawson Stowman, Twitter Manager

September 14, 2018


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Haley French, a new second grade teacher at Donelson Elementary, has always wanted to work with kids. In high school, she was a part of a program called “Ready, Set, Teach.” This program allowed her, as a junior in high school, to teach numerous age levels. Ms. French moved from Little Rock, Arkansas...

Sami Jo Gore

Sami Jo Gore

Jackson Norman, Kevin Phipps, and Sam Sireci

September 14, 2018


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  Many people may not know how hard Kindergarten teachers work to ensure their students' success, and new Donelson Elementary Kindergarten teacher Sami Gore, is one of those teachers. Gore is enthusiastic about continuing her teaching career at Donelson Elementary. “I’ve been a  Pre-Kindergarten...

Jennifer Madonia

Jennifer Madonia

Zakariah Mims and Savannah Hardin

September 14, 2018


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Jennifer Madonia, a new fourth and fifth grade special education teacher at Donelson Elementary, is excited to continue her teaching career here in Arlington Community Schools. “It’s a very welcoming community and they’re great, the staff is great, it’s very close to home.” She previously...

Brooke McGhee

Brooke McGhee

Chase Davis and Luke Hamilton

September 14, 2018


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One of the best things about Arlington Community Schools, is their hiring of familiar faces. Brooke McGhee was previous Assistant Teacher at Donelson, and has now transitioned to 2nd Grade. “I love 2nd grade, I see a lot of independence and growth within the students,” says McGhee. Her class was...

Robyne Batson

Robyne Batson

Cooper Tremmel and Ethan Powell

September 14, 2018


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Recently, Arlington Community Schools decided to add a STEM Program at their Elementary Schools. And new Donelson Elementary STEM Teacher Dr. Robyne Batson couldn’t be more thrilled. “I’ve taught all ages and I am very excited at where I am at now.” Dr. Batson began her teaching career in...

Kodie Norville

Kodie Norville

Jordan Culver, Media Manager

September 14, 2018


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This 2018-2019 school year will be Kodie Norville’s first year teaching, but not her first year at Donelson. “I student taught 4thgrade with Mrs. Todd last Fall, then held a long term substitute position in the Spring.” After college, Ms. Norville spent some time exploring different work fields. It ...

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