Tipton County Schools is proud to highlight the important work of many of our graduates.
Current CHS Biology and Psychology teacher, 2010 graduate, Max Turner, also works as a part-time HVAC Technician. Max received his college degree from UT Martin.
Debra Hall Gingery
1983 TCS graduate, Debra Hall Gingery, has been in banking for 27 years and now serves as President of Ripley’s First Citizens National Financial Center. She is also the Mortgage Loan Officer.
2001 graduate, Charlie Ligon, has earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and now serves as the Transportation Supervisor for the Tipton County School system.
Lauren Daugherty Leonard
2012 graduate, Lauren Daugherty Leonard, earned a degree from Mississippi College and became a teacher at Amite School Center in Liberty, MS where she has received accolades for her work there.
2003 graduate, Katrisha Glass, received degrees from UT Knox, The U of M, and Arkansas State. She is currently an English teacher at CHS, Head Girls’ Basketball Coach, and the first female Athletic Director in school history!
2004 graduate, Sarah Daugherty, is a 5th grade ELA teacher at Crestview Elementary. Sarah is also involved with the after school program, Project Succeed.
1993 graduate, Becky Kirby, has been working in the Speech and Language Department with our preschool kids for 27 years and has driven a preschool bus for 22 years. She also works for Oaklawn Garden Center, Simply Nutrition, and Buff City Soap.
2012 graduate, Hayden Scott, received degrees from both The University of Memphis and Arkansas State. He currently serves our school system as a Special Education Teacher at BHS, as well as Boys’ Track and Girls’ Cross Country Coach.
TCS graduate, Tiffanie Euman, is the Spotlight Center Director for Otter Learning Preschool in Clarksville, TN.
1999 graduate, Dr Tiffany Tucker, has been an educator here in our school system since 2004, and she is currently serving as an Assistant Principal at Drummonds Elementary where she used to be a student!
David Warmath is a 1996 TCS graduate. David is also a graduate of the University of Memphis, and he is currently the Southeast Division Controller for Prairie Farms.
1984 graduate Dr. Kirk Fee has been named the Best Ortho Surgeon in Bowling Green, KY, for the 5th time! Kirk received degrees from Christian Brothers and UT Medical before doing his residency in Bowling Green.
2003 TCS graduate Paige Copeland received her BA in Journalism & Public Relations from the U of M. She is now in Raleigh, NC, where she serves as the Director of Retail & Catering Services for the Wakefield Health and Hospital system.
TCS Ernesto Byrd (left) has worked in law enforcement for 20 years as a K-9 Officer, Deputy, SWAT Team Leader, Sniper, Medic, and Detective for the TC Sheriff’s Office. He currently serves as a Task Force Agent with the TBI.
1993 graduate, Stacey Alexander, has worked in clinical research for over 17 years. Stacey is currently the Senior Site Director II US - Early Development & Clinical Pharmacology, Global Clinical Operations with Janssen.
After earning his degree from UT Martin, 1995 TCS graduate Mark Neal served as a teacher, coach, and school administrator. Mark is currently the Deputy Superintendent of the Millington Municipal Schools.
McCallie Ruffin graduated from UT Knoxville in 2018 with a BS degree in Nursing. McCallie lives in Nashville and work as a neonatal ICU nurse at Centennial Medical Center.
Shumia earned her degree from UT Martin and currently works for our school system as a social worker and FRC Director. She is also a Masters student at the University of Kentucky.
2005 graduate, Rachel Forrest, went on to study at Lambuth and then TSU. She is now a Speech Pathologist with Memphis Jewish Home.
1999 graduate, Beth Jones, has been a Dental Hygienist for 18 years and is currently employed at the office of Dr. Bob Dalsania in Covington.
Haley Craig Spicer
2013 graduate, Haley Craig Spicer, is an 8th grade Science Teacher and Volleyball Coach at Crestview Middle School. We love it when our students come back home to teach!!
2012 Tipton County Schools graduate, Laura Jeffords, completed her Birth worker training at the Harbor Birth Institute in Nashville. She is a doula that helps pregnant women all over West Tennessee have safer, faster, more enjoyable births.
Russell & Carla Frisbie
2009 & 2010 graduates Russell & Carla Frisbie - Russell is a production supervisor for IBC Manufacturing & currently enrolled at Columbia Southern. After earning degrees from the U of M & Union University, Carla is a TCS social worker.
Ali Kirk, 2018 TCS graduate, earned degrees from both Lee University and Union University, Ali is now a Special Education Teacher at Cornerstone Prep Denver in Frayser.
Hannah Simonton McClain
2003 graduate Hannah Simonton McClain graduated from Ole Miss and is now the Pharmacy Manager and Lead CPhT at Boatwright Pharmacy.
1993 graduate Daniel Walls attended Northwestern University and earned a Police Staff and Command Degree, Daniel now serves this community as the Deputy Chief for the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office.
Kelvyn is a retired MSgt in the Air Force (24 years active duty) and the owner/operator of Up Town BBQ and Fish on the square in Covington.
Will Joyner is a proud 2011 Tipton County Schools graduate. After graduation, he attended Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Covington and then McKenzie, TN. Will is passionate about his career and is currently a HVAC Commercial Technician at Roscoe Brown, Inc. in Murfreesboro, TN.
Nikolas Kirby is a 2008 graduate and today's #endlesspossibilities spotlight. After degrees from Middle TN State and UT Health Science Center, Nikolas is now a Pharmacist at St. Mary’s Hospital in Russellville, AR.
2007 graduate, Coty Lillard, attended Paul Mitchell School for Cosmetology and now owns and runs her own hair salon in Asheville, NC.
2013 Tipton County Schools graduate, Hadley Wilkins, received her BS in Nursing at East Texas Baptist University. She currently works as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Methodist Lebonheur.
1992 graduate, Jarred Mallard, has been in telecommunications most of his career. He now works at Fisher Arnold Engineering in Germantown where he is a telecom manager and drone pilot. His #endlesspossibilities also include being a reserve deputy in Tipton County.
After attaining degrees at both Vanderbilt and UT, Clay has received multiple awards and is currently an International Education Consultant. Mr. Hensley resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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1994 graduate from CHS, Holly has been certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board since 2001. She worked as pharmacy tech at Baptist Hospital Tipton before becoming a Pharmacy Tech at Doc’s Hometown Pharmacy in Covington.
2000 TCS graduate Ayanna Dowell is in her 17th year with our school system and currently works as an Assistant Principal at Austin Peay Elementary. Ayanna is also a strong community advocate and always ready to serve!
2016 CHS graduate, Bailee Moss, attended the University of Memphis where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is employed at Lebonheur Children’s Hospital in the Emergency Department, which is a level one trauma center for pediatric patients.
Thomas Clayton Conrad and Kaleigh Gardner Conrad
Kaleigh is an Associate Marketing Specialist at Fed Ex and Thomas Clayton is a Police Officer in Germantown, TN.
Chris was voted 2015 Best Producer in Nashville by the Nashville Music Industry Awards. He is currently producing artists at Chris Love Studios in Nashville and was featured in Forbes.
2018 TCS graduate, Mariah Rose, graduated from The Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a concentration in marketing. She now works for the Memphis Grizzlies as a Ticket Sales Representative!
Noel Smith-Howe is a 1997 graduate and another #endlesspossibilities example! After receiving her Bachelors and MBA, Noel currently serves as President of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries and COO of IPL in Brighton, TN.
Jamell Matthews White
2005 graduate, Jamell Matthews White, is currently a Project Manager for the Telehealth Dept of HCA. She is also the founder and CEO of her non-profit, Taylor’s World, and she’s an author.
2019 graduate, Dalton Rushing, is living #endlesspossibilities! After playing collegiate baseball for The University of Louisville, Dalton was drafted in the second round by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He is currently playing for their minor league affiliate.
2016 graduate, Keely Butigan, received her BS and MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Middle TN State University and she is now part of the team here in Tipton! Keely is a Speech & Language Pathologist in the Tipton County Preschool.
Chandler Kirchoff graduated from Munford High in 2008. He started working at Kroger in Atoka when it opened in October 2006 as a courtesy clerk. He is now one of the assistant store managers there. He is currently serving as the interim store manager.
2015 graduate, Destiny Jones, cares for service members and their families in Japan as a Labor and Delivery Nurse for the Air Force.
Luke and Caroline Scott
High school sweethearts Luke and Caroline (Davis) Scott graduated from Brighton High School in 2014. He is an aircraft mechanic at FedEx and she is a registered nurse in the recovery room at Methodist Germantown Hospital.
2002 CHS graduate, Courtney Perry, completed assignments in MO, TX, KY, SC, VA, OH, AL, MS, and Germany as part of his Army career. He lives in Waco, TX, and now serves an an Army recruiter. He is a certified Combative’s Instructor and a Master Resiliency Trainer. He recently completed an Associates of Science in Business Management from Post University.
Marilynn Wright Andrews
Marilynn Wright Andrews is a Munford High School graduate and serves in the field of Training and Development. Marilynn is a graduate of the University of Memphis and currently seeking a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology. Marilynn has served as a statewide Training Specialist with TECTA and as a Site Manager with Porter Leath. Most recently, Marilynn has served as Director of Core Development with the MMBC Continuum.
Matt Little, a 2003 BHS graduate, served overseas as a Marine and then earned a degree from Wyotech in PA in high performance automotive. He currently works in maintenance at Unilever and runs the Tipton County chapter of Ducks Unlimited
Brandye Perkins Johnson
Brandye Jeannette Perkins (Johnson)
Born: May 15, 1980
Place: Covington, TN
Parents: Charles Brown and Jean Johnson
Elementary School: Covington Elementary School (Bulldogs)
High School: Covington High School Class of 1998 (Chargers)
Real Estate School: Harris Realty Services
Favorite Teacher: The Late Great Mrs. Ruby Heaston
Favorite Quote: Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated
Proudest Accomplishment: Passing My Real Estate Test
Hobbies: Baking, Fishing, Music
Favorite Band: Earth, Wind, and Fire
Favorite Movie: Harlem Nights
Favorite Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Restaurant: Stoney River Steakhouse
My Motivation: When I leave this world, I want people to remember how I made a difference in our community. I want my community to remember that I did my absolute best to be humble, kind, and considerate to everyone. I want people to see the light that shines in me and know that it was God that glowed within me.
My Career Path: Real Estate
Why: I want people to achieve their dreams of owning a home for themselves and for their children and their children's children. Back then we would all meet over to Grandma's house every Sunday for Sunday dinner and we all had the best time. I want us to be able to go back to those days of having a home to meet at every Sunday for food, fun, and fellowship with your loved ones.
Charles, Caleb, Brett, Blake, & Michael Armour
LT Charles Armour, Nuclear Submarine Officer, Dive Officer, US Navy; B.S. Civil Engineering, Magna cum laude, Christian Brothers University; Masters, Structural Engineering, University of Memphis
Caleb Armour, B.S. Sports management, Minor in Business, Cum laude, Erskine College, Full baseball scholarship; Associates degree, Criminal justice, Southwest Community College, with Honors
LT Brett Armour, Army Executive Officer, Armored branch, currently deployed to South Korea. B.S., Mathematics, Cum laude, Mississippi State University, Army ROTC, Mississippi State football
2LT Blake Armour, B.S. Mechanical engineering, United States Air Force Academy, Honor Guard; Mississippi State Air Force ROTC, Mississippi State football. Pilot training Columbus Air Force Base, Columbus, Mississippi
Michael Armour, Associates degree, General studies, DSCC, with honors. Attending UT-Martin, Civil Engineering; UT Alumni Council. Michael has had Type I Diabetes since 14 years old. (He also scored the highest of his brothers on the ACT!)
Dr. Cynthia Davis
Dr. Cynthia has spent her entire life serving others in various capacities. For 24 years she served as a nurse, nurse manager and nurse educator in trauma and surgical units, cardiovascular intensive care units and recovery rooms. She served students as a college counselor, freshmen experience faculty and test taking specialist. Later she guided applicants and students as the Manager of Admissions and Retention.
After hearing the call of God to serve in a different capacity, she pastored Friendship United Methodist Church and was asked by Bishop Wills to serve on the Memphis Cabinet as the McKendree District Superintendent. After five years of faithful service she then became the Senior Associate Pastor and Executive Director of Congregational Care at Christ United Methodist Church. Bishop McAlilly then called Cynthia to come back on the Cabinet to serve as the Mississippi River District Superintendent.
Cynthia received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi (Jackson, MS), her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Memphis (Memphis, TN), and her Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH). Her focus group was The Black Church and Public Health and her dissertation is entitled, Promoting Healthy Dietary Lifestyles to Prevent Obesity in African American Adolescents.
Cynthia has received awards too numerous to name and actively participates on various agencies and boards. She has presented extensively in local and national workshops, seminars and conventions.
Cynthia and her husband, Dr. Elvernice “Sonny” Davis have four children and two grandsons, Jalen and Blake.
Jere Mason was born and raised in Covington, TN. He attended Crestview Elementary, Crestview Middle School (Crestview Gent Alum), and graduated from Covington High School in 1997. He has trained in martial arts since the age of 6 which led to his selection to the U.S. Taekwondo Team in 1997. While on that team he traveled to South Korea, China, and even North Korea representing the United States in martial arts competitions and exhibitions. He has owned and operated Mason's High Octane Martial Arts since 2000 in Covington.
Mr. Mason worked for the Tipton County Sheriff's Office for 12 years as a deputy in the patrol, training, and SWAT divisions. He has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Cum Laude, a Masters of Business Administration, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis School of Law. He is a practicing "Kickin' Lawyer" with HMRS Attorneys with offices in Covington and Somerville. Additionally, Mr. Mason has ownership interest in several other local compaines including Java Bombs, LLC, Covington Comic Con, BAJRS Laser Solutions, LLC, and The Cellar Prohibition Bar and Restuarant. He also hosts a podcast, "Law Talk", available across platforms.
He and his wife, Madalyn, still live in Covington with their (almost) all adult children, three dogs, and minipig, Whiskey the Law Hog.
2009 graduate, Beunca Logan, received her BA in Social Work from U of M and then her MA from Union University. She currently works as a Supervisor for the TN Office of Juvenile Justice.
2012 graduate, Walt Downing, is a Loan Specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Based in Jackson, Walt provides financial assistance and grants to entities throughout West TN.
2013 graduate, Chanteil Edwards, went on to obtain her Administrative Office Technology Diploma from TCAT Covington. Currently, Chanteil works for Baptist Tipton as an Administrator Representative.
Christopher is a 2003 TCS graduate and the first in his family to graduate from a 4-year college.
2007 Rust College Graduate
Member Phi Beta Sigma - Spring 2007
He owns his own production Filming Company and is a private real estate investor. Christopher is one of the top directors in the tri-state area and was recently honored by his alma mater for recognition as a stand out graduate
1998 graduate of Covington High School.
"I am a registered nurse working in the ER at the Memphis VA Medical Center. In 2019, I received a master’s degree in nursing from Capella University studying Nursing Education and Diabetes Education. Currently, I am pursuing a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with graduation set for May 2023."
1990 graduate, O’Keith Jones, is a Licensed Agent developing a practice with the New York Life Insurance Company. His next goal is to become a Registered Representative for the company as well.
1996 graduate, Benton Lindsey, is a DSCC and University of Memphis alum. He currently serves our community as the Vice President/Loan Officer at Patriot Bank in Covington.
2013 graduate, Justice Young, received her BA in Health Science from Tennessee State with a minor in Psychology, and currently works with Overton High in Nashville as a Behavior Academic Specialist.
"I am an Army Captain currently assigned to the Multi-Domain Effects Battalion as a Space Operations Officer within the Space Company as team crew chief. In 2020 I departed my previous assignment in Okinawa. There I was a part of the 78th Signal Battalion, as an Operations officer for the Large SATCOM Gateway (LSG), Executive officer and Commander of the Network Enterprise Center – Okinawa, as well as the assistant S3 for Battalion operations. I was fortunate enough to gain real world experience working at the LSG supporting multiple communications missions for the joint force across INDOPACOM.
I was born in Detroit Michigan but grew up and received my high school diploma at Covington High School in Covington, Tennessee and went on to receive my B.S from Austin Peay State University. My wife Constance Eaton currently resides with me in Washington. We have one puppy, Kibou Fields, who keeps us on our toes daily between work. I am currently working to become competitive for a master’s degree in Space Studies with potential to be accepted into a program that allows me to train with industry."
TCS graduate, David Dowell, is an associate for Flexport, a tech company specializing in freight forwarding, customs brokerage, & supply chain management. He was recently appointed Global Operations Manager at DB Schenker. He is based in Atlanta, GA.
Sam Daniel is a Landscape Architect. He graduated from
Covington High School in 2015 and from The University of Tennessee majoring in plant sciences in 2019. He received a Master of Landscape Architecture from The University of Tennessee School of Architecture in 2022 and delivered the Commencement address.
He is a designer and planner with Design Workshop, an award winning, international landscape architecture firm based in Aspen, Co.
1997 Covington High graduate Laura Dawson, earned degrees from both The University of Memphis and UT Memphis. She has been an Occupational Therapist for 21 years. She currently works for Methodist North Hospital.
Andria Wright Mackey
1999 graduate Andria (Wright) Mackey received her BA in Psychology & MS in Organizational Leadership from Belhaven University. She is currently the HR - LoA Coordinator at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
1999 graduate, Tequila Rose, is an Implementation Manager for Censis Technologies and also the owner of her own catering company, Inherited Flavors.
Nathan Yoder graduated from BHS IN 2015. He went to UT Martin and then University of Arkansas Medical School for his doctorate. He currently serves as a doctor at Dynamix Physical Therapy Clinic in Covington.
Our #endlesspossibilities continue with Ms Erin Blackley. Erin is a 2014 graduate who, after receiving her BBA in Accounting from U of M, now works as a Tax Accountant for AutoZone Corporate in Memphis. We are proud of you, Erin!
2010 graduate, TeNeal Clark, went on to get her BS in Psychology (MTSU) & her MEd in School Counseling (FHU). TeNeal now works as a School Counselor in Shelby County.
Victoria Sherrill West
20008 graduate Victoria Sherrill West, MBA is employed at the UT Health Science Center. Victoria currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the Pediatric Critical, Endocrinology, and Allergy/Immunology programs.
2006 graduate, Joseph Little, finishes off our week of #endlesspossibilities. After working at Kroger for a number of years (if you shop at Kroger, you surely recognize that smile), Joe now works as a CDC Assistant at Brighton Middle School.
2012 Graduate from BHS; 2016 Graduate from UT Martin with Bachelor of Science degree; Brittany work for Google doing the business process of Legal Operations in Southaven MS.
Taerion J. Young
Taerion Young is a Covington High School graduate of 2018 . From there he attended Diesel Mechanic School and graduated in 2019. He worked at Munford Tire for 2 years. As of 2022, Taerion has enlisted in the United States Marine Corp where he will serve as an Aviation Mechanic.
Our #endlesspossibilities continue with Munford Police Officer and 2015 graduate, Zayla Adair. Zayla also works part-time at Baptist Tipton Hospital and attends college part-time where she is pursuing a degree in psychology.
Carson graduated 2021 from CHS - he attended North American Lineman Center in McEwen, TN August-December of 2021. He is now working for Southwest Electric.
1998 TCS graduate, Baker McCool, is another great example of #endlesspossibilities Baker’s professional experience includes landscape design, business ownership, Firefighter/EMS training, and more. He currently serves as the EMS Program Director for DSCC.
Kyla Taylor is MHS 2016 grad. She completed her master’s degree in May. She recently accepted a job as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow with Synaptic Pediatric Therapies in Dallas, TX. She’s working with children and adults diagnosed with a variety of communication disorders.
2002 Covington High School graduate, Holly Glass, is a Senior Fixed Income Trader and Team Leader at Truist Investment Services, Inc. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and dog, Oscar. She enjoys traveling in her free time, having visited Turkey, Maldives, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and Hawaii just to name a few.
TCS graduate, Tonya Dyson, is a soul singer/songwriter, serial entrepreneur, music activist, radio personality on WYXR, and executive director of the Memphis Slim Collaboratory- a house to give current & future generations of musicians a place to gather, rehearse, learn, and create legendary music again. With nearly 20 years in music promotion and event marketing experience, Tonya has been a driving force in the Memphis music scene producing shows featuring Corinne Bailey Rae, Robert Glasper, Ledisi, Bilal, and more in addition to serving as "curator-at-large" for an impressive list of clients. This experience led to Tonya creating some of the city's major music staples- the Soulsville USA Festival and Soulin' on the River.
TCS New Teachers
Let’s begin the new school year by posting this pic of some new TCS teachers … who also happen to be our very own graduates!! Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen!! It’s your turn to create some #endlesspossibilities.
After playing basketball through high school, college, and professionally, Renee is now a women’s basketball coach at Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis. She also has a BA and Master’s degree.
2020 graduate, Kolby Slater recently completed licensed Aircraft Mechanic certification and is on his way to his new career.
After getting his BA in Law and Politics from Freed-Hardeman University and a Masters in Public Policy from Vanderbilt, 2017 graduate Nolan Combs now works as Research Director for Echelon Insights in Washington DC.
TCS graduate Erin Joyner received her BA in Education from the U of M and her MA in Reading from Arkansas State. Erin is now in her 6th year teaching at MES.
2017 graduate Garrett Baugh went on to TCAT Memphis where he received his Aviation Mechanics certification, and has since worked for Fed Ex and now United Airlines where his #endlesspossibilities take him all over the country!
2012 TCS graduate, Adrianna Hamilton, received her BS in Kinesiology from UT Knoxville and her Master's of Public Health in Nutrition. Adrianna currently serves in the US Navy where she has been for 5 years. Thank you for your service, Adrianna!
John Evans, IV
John graduated from Covington High School Class of 2011. He is an EMT and Firefighter in Louisville Kentucky. Even though he witnesses many tragedies and successes, he loves his work as a first responder
2003 graduate, Audrey Peach went on to get a BA from Arkansas State and her MBA from Bethel. She is currently the Associate Clinical Director and Radiology Manager at a urology clinic in Germantown.
2000 graduate, Jessica Cannon, received degrees in Psychology, Professional Counseling, and Criminal Justice. After doing inmate and career counseling across the state, she is now a Business Solutions Consultant with the American Jobs Center.
Erin Rose graduated from TCS in 2012 and is now an Inside Sales Rep for Aire Serv Heating and Air. Another reason why CTE and industry training are paramount to give our future graduates #endlesspossibilities.
2010 graduate, Hannah McMahan Lindsey attended Nursing School at The University of Memphis. Now she works as a Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Nurse for LeBonheur where she works aboard ambulances, planes, and helicopters.
After graduating from TCS in 2005 and receiving his bachelor’s degree from TSU, Roy now works for USDA Rural Development and is also a Realtor.
Madeleine Murphy Burke
2014 TCS graduate Madeleine Murphy Burke went on to get her degree from UT Martin and is now a Veterinary Tech. in anesthesia at Nashville Veterinary Specialists. Madeleine and her family live in Lewisburg, TN.
Lizzy Wooten Jackson
2000 TCS graduate Lizzy Wooten Jackson attended college in St. Louis. Then, this entrepreneur came home to open Belle’s Boutique on the square in Covington! Just one more reason to #ShopLocal
Madison Willis King
2003 graduate, Madison King, went on to get her degree from The University of Memphis and currently teaches Marketing at Munford High. Madison is also the DECA advisor and the girls’ golf coach. Thanks for coming back to give our kids more #endlesspossibilities
Chance and Laurel Sampson
2012 graduates Chance and Laurel Sampson are serving Tipton County in their careers. Chance is a Plumber for Elite Plumbing, and Laurel is in her 7th year Teaching at BES where they both attended elementary school!
2009 graduate, Donna Reinberg (Robinson), works in our school system as an Administrative Assistant for Special Education, and she is also the Brighton High School Football Cheerleading Coach.
2015 graduate, Addie Davis, works at Clay and Land Insurance Company as a Commercial Sales Executive. Her #endlesspossibilities also include being the Owner and Photographer of Southern Sinclair Photography.
2009 graduate, James Scott went on to attend Nashville Auto Diesel College and is now employed at Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC Kenworth) as a Service Manager.
2017 graduate, Lindsey Morrissett, is pursuing a second degree in Adult Nursing (her first was from UT), and rowing at Oxford Brookes University in England.
Dr. Heather Comer & Caylee Comer
Dr Heather Comer is a 1994 CHS graduate and 25 year veteran teacher. Heather teaches Algebra I at Covington High School. Caylee Comer is a 2020 TCS graduate and current junior at MS College where she majors in Elementary Ed and plays softball.
Drew Mathis, Reid Wilson, Drake Gargus, Andrew Conner, Brandi Myers, Corban Coughlan, Hunter Huffman
Boardwalk, also referred to as Texas Gas, houses a number of TCS graduates: Drew Mathis (2006) Electrical & Instrumentation Specialist; Reid Wilson (2013) Field Technician; Drake Gargus (2020) Field Technician; Andrew Conner (2003) Field Technician; Brandi Myers (1999) Field Office Manager; Corban Coughlan (2018) Mechanical Specialist; and Hunter Huffman (2019) Field Technician.
Christen Coulston Carter
2010 graduate, Christen Coulston Carter obtained her RN at DSCC, BSN at U of M, and her APRN at Chamberlain University. Christen has served as a Nurse Practitioner in multiple medical facilities and now works for PCS.
2000 graduate Trineka Maclin works as a Biologic Technician for a medical device company. She helps make kits that doctors use during surgery to help patients regrow bone.
2014 graduate Je’leel Tate attended Vibe Barber College where he received his Master Barber certification. He’s opening his new barbershop in Covington, MVP Cuts, and also works as a coach and teacher assistant at Covington High.
2018 graduate Cole Edrington double majored in Political Science and Sociology at Ouachita Baptist University, and he is now a first year Law Student at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.
2016 graduate, Jordan Ross will represent the U.S. in the World Driving Championships.
2013 graduate Veronica Butler received her BS in Family and Children Studies at UT Chattanooga, and her BS in Nursing from South College. Veronica is currently an RN Resident at Tristar Hospital in Nashville.
2007 graduate, Jessica Carnett, received her license with The Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and has been doing hair for 14 years in Tipton Co. Jessica opened her salon “The Hair Parlor” in Munford, TN in 2017.
2016 graduate Lauren Stafford is now serving as Vice President at First South Financial Credit Union. She is also a cosmetologist, certified makeup artist, and lash technician.
Alec Ruffin is a 2016 TCS and TCAT graduate. From TCAT he received certification in Industrial Maintenance. Alec is currently the Senior Maintenance Tech at Nike Corporation where he has been since 2017.
2013 graduate, Zeckary Smith, received a BS in Integrated Services with an emphasis in Information Technology from MTSU. Currently, he is a Desktop Support Technician at TTEC Holdings and IT Service Desk Analyst at Acadia Healthcare.
2016 graduate Chandler Rushing has been a Neuro ICU Nurse since October 2021. Prior, Chandler received her Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from UTM, and then her Bachelor’s in Nursing from UTHSC.
Rob Witherington is the owner and operator of Witherington Services. He works day in and day out to provide Tipton County with high quality service. Rob graduated from CHS in 98’. He attended TN Tech to get his HVAC license.
TCS graduate Jon Burnett received his degree from the University of Memphis. Jon is now a Mortgage Loan Originator with American Mortgage Services in Atoka.
Madison Sims McCulley is a 2014 graduate. Madison and her husband have a handsome 10-month-old son, and she is blessed to have one of the most rewarding careers out there - a stay-at-home mom!
Sarah Raygan Huffman, Garrett Perry, Rico Miller, Jeremy Carter
Sarah Raygan Huffman (2015, 2nd from right), Garret Perry (2010, far left), Rico Miller (2008, far right), and Jeremy Carter (1998, 2nd from right) are all @TCSchsools_ grads! They work together in the Physical Education department of Munford High School.
Jimmer Coleman graduated from TCS in 2007. Her son, SanDarius Coleman is currently a senior at Covington High School. Jimmer works at Covington Walmart Supercenter where she has been a stocker for 5 years.
Lindsay White, a 2015 graduate, completed DSCC’s nursing program in 2020 and is currently a nurse at UT Dermatology.
2007 graduate, Queen Shaw, has built a background in bankruptcy mortgage, credit, taxes, and mortgage lending, and she is currently a Mortgage Loan Originator for Patriot Bank in Covington TN.
2001 TCS graduate, Alex Mashburn, is a 7th grade Math teacher and Cross Country/Track and Field coach at Brighton Middle School. He takes pride in being a championship coach but even more in educating the kids of Tipton County.
Mario Butler graduated from BHS in 2001. He works as a Compliance Coordinator and Provider Investigator. His role as the Provider Investigator is to report all abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults with mental illness, intellectual development, and physical disabilities.
After earning her Bachelor's of Science in Education from The University of Memphis, 2018 BHS graduate, Sara Pangburn, has returned to teach kindergarten at Austin Peay Elementary where she attended school as K-5 student.
Dane Anderson is a 2004 graduate of Covington High School. After high school, Dane attended and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is currently a Systems Accountant for the United States Army Corp of Engineers. After living in Memphis, Tennessee for a short time, Dane met his wife, Sloan, and they moved back to Tipton County to start their family.
1998 Tipton County graduate, Tamekia Hall, obtained her RN at DSCC, BSN at UT Martin, and her MSN for FNP at TSU. She’s currently working state wide as a FNP. She’s also a clinical instructor for nursing students.
Kieshanna Stewart, 2016 Tipton County Schools graduate, also graduated from University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Youth Services and a minor in American Sign Language. She then went on to become a licensed esthetician at Renew Wellness Spa that offers detoxifying beauty wellness services.
Alex Murchison, a 2012 graduate of TCS, received a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from UT Knoxville in 2015 and a civil engineering degree from UT in 2020. He is a Transportation Projects Specialist for TDOT Materials and Tests in Knoxville. Alex and his wife, Christy, have 3 daughters.
2014 TCS graduate, Alexis Dickerson, received a Bachelor’s in Child Development & Family Studies from MTSU and her Master’s in Education from Grand Canyon University. Alexis is currently teaching 2nd grade in Rutherford County.
Melodie Goodwin & Melissa Rasssmussen
Melodie Goodwin, 2003 CHS graduate, attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and graduated from UT Health Science Center with a Doctor of Pharmacy. She currently is a Pharmacy Supervisor at the UMMC Cancer Center and Research.
Melissa Rasssmussen attended Christian Brothers Univeristy and graduated from the Southern College of Optometry. She currently is an Optometrist/Partner of a group of 5 eyecare clinics in Central MS.
Melissa was salutatorian and sister Melodie Goodwin was historian of their CHS graduation class. Both reside in Madison, MS.
Madeleine Murphy Burke
Madeleine Murphy Burke is a 2014 Brighton High School graduate. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in Animal Science. Maddy works for Nashville Veterinary Specialists as a Veterinary Technician running anesthesia in the surgery department.
Rashunica Holland, a 2012 graduate from Brighton High, is an Instructional Designer for McGraw Hill Education where she supports the development of professional learning by creating meaningful and engaging teacher-centered resources to help achieve student success.
Douglas Bell Jr. is a 1997 graduate of Munford High School. He is currently the Director of Student Conduct at Texas A&M University.
A 2000 Covington High School graduate, Joel has a degree in business from UT Martin. He is currently the Rural Business-Cooperative Services Program Director for USDA Rural Development.
Blake Gazaway is a 2009 graduate. He is currently the Branch Manager for Sunbelt Rentals Power and HVAC Services at Ford’s Blue Oval City. He and his wife Adrian also own Charmingly Southern, located on the Covington Square.
2004 graduate, JaRilee Lemmon, became an LPN and she is currently serving Tipton County as the wonderful school nurse for Munford Middle School.
More #endlesspossibilities with the “Ultimate Tiger” (as featured by ESPN) & 1994 graduate Phil Glass - he earned undergraduate degrees from Union University and is working on his MBA from the Univ. of North Alabama. Phil is the GM of Alsco Uniforms and Linen’s.
2003 graduate, Olivya Smith, works as a service sales representative at Cintas First Aid and Safety. She has worked in the safety industry for 12 years.
TCS graduate Jimmy Joyner went on to complete the Shelby County Sheriff's Office Police Academy. He is currently a deputy serving our entire county with Tipton County Sheriff's Office.
2014 graduate Kelly Mecklin received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Memphis and her master’s degree from Arkansas State University. Currently, we are proud to have her as a Pre-K teacher at Drummonds Elementary School!
It is our pleasure to highlight Brady Johnston, a 2007 graduate. After many years in ministry, sales jobs, and operations jobs, Brady is currently in an Assistant Director role with Chick-fil-A in Bartlett. He is a husband of five years to wife Hannah, and they have four boys. They enjoy family time, hot wings, and the Memphis Grizzlies.
1997 graduate, Christie Peet, earned her MBA degree from Bethel University. She was previously an educator for 12 years and now works at Microsoft as a Regional Manager with their philanthropy program called Technology Education And Literacy in Schools (TEALS) which builds sustainable computer science (CS) programs in high schools.
Autumn Cooper is a 2018 graduate who went on to attend the University of Tennessee Health Science and is a now a Dental Hygienist at Higginbotham Family Dental.
Kate Lindsey Cook
Kate Lindsey Cook is a 1999 graduate. She received her B.S. in Education from the U of M, and her M.A. in Elem. Education from Cumberland U. Kate taught at CES, then in Arkansas, and she now homeschools her four children in Clarendon, AR.
2014 graduate, Nykia “Chef” Grandberry went on to receive her Associate Degree in Culinary Arts Management. Chef Grandberry is now the owner of her own catering company, The Main Ingredient, where she offers all catering / private services.
Steven Lewis graduated from TCS in 2009. He attended the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and has a career at the Bulk Mail Center in Memphis. He has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 9 years in computer maintenance as an MPE.
TCS graduate and current 4th grade teacher Ashley Johnson earned degrees from Dyersburg State, The University of Memphis, and Arkansas State. She recently received The Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence as Educator of the Year!
Cedric Grandberry1996 graduate Cedric Henderson obtained his bachelors in Engineering Technology from the U of Memphis. He is currently employed with LSI Logical System Inc. as a Controls Engineer.
Octavius Montez Brewer, Sr.
Octavius Montez Brewer Sr. is a 2011 TCS graduate. After serving time in the military, he became an entrepreneur in the trucking industry. Octavius is a part of several fraternal orders and loves to devote time to God and community.
2011 graduate Andrew (A.J.) Lewis served 5 1/2 in the Marine Corps and was deployed 3 times overseas. He then received his A&P license to work on aircraft. He is currently living in Baltimore, MD working as an aircraft mechanic for Fed Ex.
Erin Baddour graduated from TCS in 1999. She now works for Southern States Forwarding, a freight forwarding company in Memphis.
Rebekah Creasy Byrd
1993 TCS graduate, Dr. Rebekah Byrd, received degrees from The University of Memphis, Cumberland University, and Union University before becoming a teacher and administrator. She currently serves as an Asst. Superintendent and the Director of Instruction for Tipton County Schools.
2017 graduate, Kaylynn Lyles, went on to attend Middle Tennessee State University and receive her B.S. in Nursing. She is currently employed at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center as a Labor and Delivery nurse.
De’Nedria Bradford is a 2012 graduate. After attending Austin Peay State University, she graduated with a Bachelors in Health and Human Performance. De'Neidria is currently a Customer Care Coordinator for Dynamix Physical Therapy.
Sara Kathryn Keeton
Sara Kathryn Keeton is a 2018 graduate of MHS. She is a second grade teacher at Krisle Elementary School in Springfield, Tennessee.
Lily Turner, MHS 2015, is a 2019 graduate of University of Tennessee at Knoxville majoring in Business Administration. Lily works in Las Vegas as general manager of client and athlete relations at Blue Print Sports where she manages Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) collectives for college athletes.
Daniel Turner, MHS 2012, is a 2016 graduate of University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a 2022 graduate of University of Arkansas with a Masters in Project Management. Daniel works at Regional One Healthcare as Project Coordinator in the Center for Innovation where he coordinates and executes projects that seek to disrupt the healthcare ecosystem.
2018 TCS graduate, Vada Butler went on to receive her BSN from UT Knoxville and now works as a Registered Nurse at Tristar Hospital in Nashville.
April Alsbrook (Scheidhauer) graduated from TCS in 2007. She then went to the Beauty Institute and has been working as a licensed Cosmetologist in Tipton County for over 13 years.
1999 TCS graduate, Sarita Alston continues to light paths for others. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, she now serves as the Operations Supervisor for the American Job Center.
Johnna earned her bachelors from Arkansas State University, and played professional basketball overseas in Cairo, Egypt. Johnna is now coaching at Mount Marty University located in South Dakota.
Robert Brandon Doggett
2005 graduate Robert Brandon Doggett received his Bachelors degree from the University of Memphis and continued his education with degrees from the University of Louisville & Arkansas State. Brandon is currently the Director of Bands at Overton High School.
2012 graduate Jamie Wilson attended TCAT Covington & earned certifications in Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Apprentice Maintenance Mechanic, Machinist & Arc Welding. He is employed with The Charms Company as a maintenance technician.
Jessica Lynn Morris
2007 graduate Jessica Morris earned degrees from MTSU & Southeastern University Advanced Standing program. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the state of Florida supporting our nation’s heroes and families at the Tampa VA hospital.
Makenna Amundson Rivera
Makenna Amundson Rivera is a 2016 graduate who also earned a BA in Music Education from The University of Memphis. She is currently the choir director at White Station Middle School.
Emily Cooper Montgomery
Emily (Cooper) Montgomery, 2016 Grad, received her BS in Exercise Science and Psychology from UT Chattanooga in 2019 and her MEd from UT Martin in 2023. She is currently in her second year as a CDC teacher with AES.
Daniel, Angie, and & Michael Craig
TCSgraduates Daniel Craig (‘16), 3rd year medical student at UT Health Science Center, Angie Craig (‘88), physical therapist for 30 years at LeBonheur, & Captain Michael Craig USAF, internal medicine physician in San Antonio, TX
Briona Lane graduated from TCS in 2014 and went on to UT Knoxville for her BS in Kinesiology. After also receiving her degree in Respiratory Therapy, she is now a Respiratory Therapist at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.
Caroline Jacobs Armstrong
2011 TCS graduate, Caroline Jacobs Armstrong, now teaches Kindergarten at Ripley Primary.
Tina Stowers is a 2001 TCS graduate. She is the owner and director of Dot’s Learning Center 2. She loves working with children and plans on expanding in the upcoming year.
Lt. Nathaniel Friesth
T Nathaniel "CAM" Friesth graduated from TCSin 2013. In 2016, he received his BS in Biology from Bates College. After attending OCS, LT Friesth commissioned in the Navy, where he is currently employed as an MH53E pilot.
Neil Bringle is a 2008 graduate who also received his Ag Education degree from UT Martin. Currently, he is serving as the President of Mosquito Joe East Memphis/Jackson and the company is continually expanding more territories!
CPL John Mattox III is a 2020 TCS graduate. Two weeks after graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps and was eventually deployed. John was at the Kabul Airport to end the war in Afghanistan. His permanent duty station is in California.
2001 TCS graduate, Marcus Tolbert is a member of the Memphis Police Department and has been employed there for 13 years. He is also an actor.
Lacey Price is a 2006 TCS graduate. She received degrees from the University of Memphis and Union, and after practicing at LeBonheur and St.Jude, she returned to the U of M to earn her Masters of Nursing degree and is now a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Autumn Shoemake is a 2013 TCS graduate who went on to attend Dyersburg State Community college and graduate as an RN in December of 2022. Autumn is currently a Hemodialysis Nurse at Fresenius Kidney Care.
After serving TCS as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal, Brooke is now the K-5 Instructional Supervisor for our school system.
Brent and Kristen Howard
Brent & Kristen Howard graduated from TCS in 2018. Kristen graduated from U of M with a BS in chemistry and is in pharmacy school at UT Health SC. Brent is a member of the Steamfitters Local 614 and employed with Trane as an HVACR Service Tech.
2003 TCS graduate, Terrill Morgan, is now a Supervisor at Acadian Ambulance Service (Memphis Fleet) and has worked there for 10 years.
Kimber Finnie-Fayne graduated in 2009 from TCS. Kimber works for the Department of Children Services on the Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) in Shelby County. She also received her BSSW from UT Martin.
Samantha Lindley Murphy
Samantha Lindley Murphy is a 2005 TCS graduate. She graduated from Bethel University with a BS in Elementary Education/Middle School endorsement and MAed in School Admin. She is in her 14th year of teaching as a 7th & 8th grade Math teacher.
2014 TCS graduate, Alison Crisp went on to receive her bachelor's degrees in physics and math from Christian Brothers. Then she earned her Master of Science from LSU and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at LSU working on her degree in astrophysics.
Laura Forbess is a 1981 TCS graduate and retired from our district as a teacher of 31 years!
Dustin Dover is a 2006 TCS graduate. He attended Southwest and the University of Memphis. Currently he is an insurance agent specializing in commercial insurance for Clay and Land Insurance in Memphis TN.
Robby Tidwell graduated from TCS in 1996 & then UT Martin with a BS in Natural Resource Management Parks and Recreation. He is the Manager of Fort Pillow State Park and has been with TN State Parks full time for 20 years and a Park Manager for 17.
Rijeka James graduated from TCS in 2005, received degrees from Lane College & Purdue Global, and now teaches PreK in Tipton County!
Michelle Collins graduated from TCS in 2003, and now has degrees from both U of M and Arkansas State. She teaches biology and AP environmental science. Michelle actually teaches biology in the same room she took biology in while a student at BHS!