Highland Elementary School

Planting Feet on Higher Ground

Meet the Teachers


Administration

 

Mr. Matthew Pacer

Principal, Grades 1-2 morning teacher

Master of Arts in Education, Ball State University

 Educator for 17 years, 9 years at Highland Elementary

 

 

Mrs. Linda Riggs

Office Manager

Adventist Health System 28 years, 1 year at Highland Elementary

 

 

 

Mrs. Linda Preston

Treasurer

Certified Public Account, Yeary Howell & Associates

 

 

Dr. David Beckworth

School Board Chairman

Senior Research Fellow with the Program on Monetary Policy 

Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

 

 

Faculty

Mrs. Melissa Shoemaker

Pre-K & Kindergarten Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Eastern Kentucky University

Teacher for 20 years, 18 years at Highland Elementary

 

 

Mrs. Emily Garrett

First & Second Grade Afternoon Teacher

Art grades Pre-K-8th

Bachelor of Science, Cumberland University

 

 

Mrs. Melody Guffey

Third & Fourth Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Science, Southern Adventist University 

Teacher for 7 years at Highland Elementary

 

 

Mrs. Gabbrielle Groft

Fifth & Sixth Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Tennessee Technological University

SDA Teacher Certification, Southern Adventist University

Teacher for 3 years at Highland Elementary

 

Mrs. Heather Drusky

Seventh & Eighth Grade Teacher 

Master of Arts in Education

Bachelor of Science, Murray State University

SDA Teacher Certification, Southern Adventist University 

                                    State of Tennessee Professional Teacher license

                                    Teacher for 5 years at Highland Elementary

 

 

Mr. Haraldo Alzarez

Band Teacher, Highland Academy Music

Master of Arts

 

Mrs. Alicia Beckworth

Teachers Aide

Bachelor of Science

 

 

 

Mrs. Maria Manns

Bachelor of Science, Andrews University

Teacher's Aid

 

 

 

Pastor Roger Schmidt

Gymnastics, Baptismal Studies

Senior Pastor Highland Seventh-day Adventist

Masters of Theology

 

 

Mrs. Pegi Hallman

Expressways to Learning

Bachelors of Science

 

 

 

Support Staff

 

Mrs. Shirley Crutcher

Aftercare

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Patti Glisson

Hot Lunch