Meet Our Staff

Administration

Dian Taylor

School Director

  • Montessori Educators International Certification
  • Certified Positive Discipline Parent/Teacher Educator
  • This is Dian’s 22nd year as a teacher/director at GMS.

Amber Edrington

Assistant Director

  • B.S. in Social Work, with a Minor in Child Development, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Montessori training
  • Certified Positive Discipline Parent/Teacher Educator

Jen Smith

Curriculum and Testing Coordinator

  • B.S. in Special and Elementary Education, Vanderbilt University
  • M.S. in Special Education, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • State of TN teaching license

Angela Sellers

Administrative Assistant

  • B.A. in English, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Stacia Warwick

Accounting

  • B.S. in Environmental Studies, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Early Education Classrooms

Rebekah Moore

Toddler Classroom, Lead Teacher

  • Montessori certified, Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education
  • B.S. in Biology, Maryville College

Denae Ebuna

Toddler Classroom, Teacher

  • B.S. in Art Education, with a Minor in Fine Arts, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • 18 years teaching Art and Early Childhood Montessori

Cindy Rogers

Toddler Classroom, Assistant Teacher

  • Child Development Associate
  • 7 years teaching Early Childhood Montessori

Molly Grider

Early Education Classrooms, Montessori Instructor

  • Montessori certified, North American Montessori Center
  • B.A. in English , Mars Hill College

Linda Cross

Preschool Classroom, Lead Teacher

  • 12 years teaching Early Childhood Montessori
  • Attended Carson-Newman College and University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Natalie Griffith

Preschool Classroom, Teacher

  • 10 years teaching Early Childhood Montessori
  • Child Development Associate

Lisa Mason

Preschool Classroom, Assistant Teacher

  • Certified Medical Assistant, South College
  • Child Development Associate, Roane State Community College

Natalie Boring

Preschool Classroom, Assistant Teacher

  • Working on B.S. in Conservation Biology, Warren Wilson College

Jacqui Tritt

Primary Classroom, Lead Teacher

  • B.A. in Psychology and History, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • 8 years teaching Early Childhood Montessori

Misty Kirby

Kindergarten Teacher

  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • State of TN teaching license

Jasmine Hoisington

Primary Classroom, Assistant Teacher and Extended Day

  • B.S. in Church Leadership and Theology, Johnson University

Tovah Greenwood

Primary Classroom,  Assistant Teacher

  • A.A.S. in Photography, Pellissippi State Community College

Elementary Classrooms

Jen Dyer

Lower Elementary Classroom, Lead Teacher

  • B.A. in History, Carson-Newman University
  • M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University
  • State of TN teaching license

Mary Arehart

Lower Elementary Classroom, Teacher

  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • State of TN teaching license

Rachel Travis

Lower Elementary Classroom, Assistant Teacher

  • B.F.A. in Studio Art, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Stephanie Tipton

Pre-K, Elementary, and Middle School Reading Specialist

  • B.A. in English Literature, Tusculum College
  • M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University
  • State of TN teaching license

Heather Wood

Upper Elementary Classroom, Lead Teacher

  • B.S. in Elementary Education, East Tennessee State University
  • State of TN teaching license

Deanie Ogle

Upper Elementary Classroom, Teacher

  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education, North Carolina Central University
  • State of TN teaching license

Whitney France

Upper Elementary and Middle School Classrooms, Teacher

  • B.S in Elementary Education
  • State of TN teaching license

Leah Ailey

Upper Elementary Classroom, Assistant Teacher

  • B.A. in English, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Middle School Classroom

Emma Takvoryan

Middle School Classroom, 5th and 6th Grades Lead Teacher

  • B.A. in International Affairs, University of Mary Washington
  • M.S. in K-8 Education, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • State of TN teaching license

Matt Ailey

Middle School Classroom, 7th and 8th Grades Lead Teacher

  • B.A. in English, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • M.S. in Education, South College
  • State of TN teaching license

Courtnay Underwood

Middle School Classroom, Teacher

  • B.S. in Political Science, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • M.S. in Teacher Education, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • State of TN teaching license

Maggie Bergen

Middle School Classroom, Teacher

  • B.A. in Psychology, with a focus in Educational Psychology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • M.S. in Multicultural Special Education
  • TEFL license

Enrichment Teachers

Amelia Breed

Art Teacher

  • B.F.A. in Art, with a Minor in Dance, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification

Kayla White

Art Teacher, UE Extended Day Teacher

  • B.F.A. in Art, with a Minor in Art History, ETSU

Jen Cooper

Library, Music, and Computer Science Teacher

  • B.A. in Music and English, Bowdoin College
  • M.S. in Information Science, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

David Bivens

Music Teacher

  • B.A. in Music Education, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • M.A. in Jazz Studies, University of New Orleans

Roselia Morales

Spanish Teacher

  • 17 years experience teaching Spanish

Extended Day Teachers and Support Staff

Jessi Robinson

Toddler Extended Day

Amanda Sutton

Toddler Extended Day

Ashleigh Kamp

Preschool Extended Day

Alex Bulkhak

Middle School Extended Day

Mandy Cruze

Floater

Hannah Sammons

Floater

Sydni Berrier

Lower Extended Day

Christi Dych

Substitute

Courtney Durrett

Substitute

Sybil Doig

Support

Jess Worthington

Media Support/ Enrichment Teacher

Dylan Do

Volunteer