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Faculty and Staff

Dogwood Administration
 
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Principal, Ms. Woody

All you need is LOVE. Ms. Woody's passion for creating a positive culture is her defining characteristic as a school leader.  Ms. Woody has been working as an educator for twenty-five years. Prior to her three years at Dogwood, she taught social studies, math, and reading for nine years; served as an Instructional Coach for Shelby County Schools; and has spent twelve years as an Assistant Principal at Houston Middle School.  She has been the principal at DES since 2019.  

 
 
 
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Assistant Principal, Ms. Phipps
Ms. Joye Phipps began her professional career at Houston Middle School in 2002 where she taught middle school for 13 years . She transitioned to Dogwood in 2015 and continued her career as an RTI coach.  Ms. Phipps earned her B.S in Elementary Education from the University of Memphis in 2001. She obtained her Masters in Elementary Education and Ed. S in Administrative Supervision from Union University in 2005.  
 
 
 
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Assistant Principal, Ms. Perkins

Ms. Roya Perkins began her professional career in legacy Shelby County Schools in 2009 as a Special Education Teacher, co-teaching math at Bolton High School. She transitioned to Houston High School in January 2015 and continued her special education career.  Ms. Perkins received her B.S in Teaching All Learners from the University of Memphis in 2009. She obtained her Masters in Education in 2014 from Cumberland University and completed an Administration Licensure program in 2020 at Carson Newman University.

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Woody, Jessica
Principal
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Assistant Principal
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Assistant Principal
Brown, Katherine
Special Education
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Tochner, Lauren
Special Education
 
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Jacobs, Jennifer
Educator
 
Moak, Ellen
Educator
 
Morris, Shelby
Educator
 
Tubbs, Tricia
Educator
 
Wallace, Ann
Educator
 
Word, Jennifer
Educator
 
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Allen, Laura
Educator
 
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Bittner, Laura
Educator
 
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Educator
 
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Educator
 
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Mink, Sabrina
Educator
 
 
 

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Educator
 
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Anderson, Dana
Educator
 
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Hammontree, Kelly
Educator
 
 
 
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Lessley, Madison
Educator
 
 
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Lowe, Kara
Educator
 
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Navarro, Lisa
Educator
 
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Educator
 
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Educator
 
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Mashour, Emily
Educator 
 

Snipes, Robin
Educator
 
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Stafford, McKenzie
Educator
 
 
 
 
 
Carmichael, Lou
Educator
 

Boyce, Paige
Educator
 
Yarbro, Kay
Educator
 
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Zaravar, Layla
Educator
 
Boyd, Brady
Educator
 
Coleman, Laura
Educator
 
 
Fredrick, Linda
Educator
 
Guynes, Alexa
Educator
 
Henson, Melinda
Educator
 
 
Bozeman, Thomas
Educator
 
Brookshire, Derek
Music
 
Whitsett, Kayla
Art
 
Fitchpatric, Brandi
Counselor
 
 
 
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Fernandez, Casey
Counselor
 
 
 
 
Guntharp, Dana
Physical Education
 
Luyendyk, Ashley
Art
 
Martin, Angela
Physical Education
 
McIntyre, Hilary
Librarian
 
Smith, Joseph
Music
 
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Smith, Tony
Strings
 
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Williams, Millie
ESL
 
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Borgman, Becky
Occupational Therapist
 
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Carter, Lauren
Special Education
 
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Spiotta, Bella
Special Education
 
Jones, Donna
R.T.I. Coach
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Kelley, Abigail
Special Education
 
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Malinka, Bethany
Speech
 
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Sicilia, Christina
Special Education

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Stuart, Elizabeth
Gifted Academics

Teel, Karen
Gifted Academics
 
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Wilson, Molly
Speech
 
Mr. Schepman
 
 
Schepman, Adam
Psychologist

Mrs. Turner
Turner, Janna
TNCorp Tutor
Ms. Cooper
Cooper, Julie 
TNCorp Tutor
Alexander, Nicolina
Special Ed Assistant
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Anderson, Beth
Special Education Assistant

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Blanq, Sally
Library Assistant

Clark, Shirley
Special Ed Assistant
Duren, Sara
Assistant
Flowers, Christy
Special Ed Assistant
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Smith, Jennifer
Special Education Assistant
 
 
 
Lim, Jocelyn
Assistant
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Mazumder, Rebaka
Assistant
Rho, Sue
Teacher's Assistant
Thompson, Samantha
Assistant
Mrs. Ueleke
Ueleke, Beth
Assistant
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Welling, Michelle
Special Ed Assistant
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Anderson, LaKisha
Day Porter
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Jones, Renee
Attendance
Parsels, Mary Katherine
SPED Clerical
Phillips, Paul
Plant Manager
Srinivasan, Madhuri
Nurse
Toll, Mindy
Clerical
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Dodge, Joelle
Instructional Technology Coach
 
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Light, Marlene
School Technology Staff