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

Staffing Coordinator

  • 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 Director

  • 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

Administrative Assistant

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

Early Education Classrooms

Becca Curry

Toddler Classroom, Lead Teacher

  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Johnson University
  • 28 years teaching Early Childhood

Tovah Greenwood

Toddler Classroom,  Assistant Teacher

  • A.A.S. in Photography, Pellissippi State Community College
  • 5 years teaching Early Childhood Montessori

Jessi Robinson

Toddler Classroom, Assistant Teacher

  • 3 years teaching Early Childhood Montessori

 

Amanda Lambert

Toddler Classroom, Assistant Teacher

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

Linda Cross

Preschool Classroom, Lead Teacher

  • 13 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

Katelyn Turner

Preschool Classroom, Assistant Teacher

  • 1 year teaching Early Childhood Montessori

Jacqui Tritt

Primary Classroom, Lead Teacher

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

Eliza Greene

Primary Classroom, Assistant Teacher

  • A.A.S. in Elementary Education, Pellissippi State Community College

Katie Griggs

Primary Classroom, Assistant Teacher

  • B.S. in Family Studies, Johnson University

Molly Grider

Early Education Classrooms, Montessori Instructor

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

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, LE Extended Day

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

Kayla White

Art Teacher, MS Extended Day

  • 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

  • 18 years experience teaching Spanish

Misty Kirby

Physical Education Teacher

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

Jess Worthington

Enrichment Teacher

Hope Randolph

Enrichment Teacher

Extended Day Teachers and Support Staff

Amanda Sutton

Toddler Extended Day

Chelsea Bevis

Preschool Extended Day

Jenny Rector

Primary Extended Day

Isabelle Mihalic

Lower Elementary Extended Day

Lydia Young

Upper Elementary Extended Day

Lily Tidwell

Middle School Extended Day

Christi Dych

Substitute

Courtney Durrett

Substitute

Mandy Cruze

Substitute

Denae Ebuna

Floater

Jasmine Hoisington

Support

Sybil Doig

Support

Dylan Do

Volunteer