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#EndlessPossibilities 2023-2024

Tipton County Schools is proud to highlight the important work of many of our graduates.
Erin Sinquefield
Image2007 graduate, Erin Sinquefield, also received degrees in K-6 Education with SPED from the U of M and Biblical Counseling and Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is a Chaplain at Baptist Hospital, a Counselor, and a Homeschool Teacher.
Johnna Jones
ImageTCS graduate Johnna Jones earned her bachelors from Arkansas State University. She also played professional basketball overseas in Cairo, Egypt and is now coaching at Mount Marty University located in South Dakota.
Emily Jerles
Image1996 graduate, Emily Jerles, studied International Business at Austin Peay State and continued her education at Bethel University. After 26 years in the industry, she is now the VP and CRM Admin at First Financial Bank in Clarksville, TN.
Nathan and Brennley Scarbrough
Image2016 BHS graduates, Brennley and Nathan, own a photo and video company named BN Photo and Video. BN Photo and Video was established in 2020 and specializes in wedding documentation. Aside from weddings, they have professional experience in corporate work, real estate, portraiture, and much more.
Heather Gill
gill2009 BHS graduate, Heather Gill, received her BA in African American Literature at the University of Memphis and an MAT in Secondary Education at Christian Brothers University. She has taught at Munford High School for five years and is currently teaching AP Language and Composition, eleventh grade English honors, and sophomore English. 
MHS Band Team
ImageFirst row- Naomi Burns (c/o 2013), Hanna DeYoung (c/o 2017)
Second row- Dean Blish (c/o 2021), Sam Mackey (c/o 2021), Andrew Staheli (c/o 2006), David Stevens (c/o 2006), Gary Fite (c/o 1986)
This talented team all graduated from Tipton County Schools.  Dean and Sam are pursuing degrees in music. Hanna, Naomi, David, and Gary work for Munford schools teaching music in the elementary, middle, and high school. Andrew assists the high school in running our sound at various band events.  
Chris Anna Joy and Sarah Dunavant
ImageTCS graduates, Chris Anna Joy and Sarah King Dunavant, have dreamed of teaching from a very young age.
"We attended Crestview Elementary in 1985 for our Kindergarten year until 6th grade. We then moved to Crestview Middle for our 7th grade year when it finally opened. We then kept true to our Charger roots and in 1994 we began our freshman year at Covington High School. We graduated with honors in 1998. We then went on to the University of Memphis for four years where we received our Bachelor's  of Science in education. A few years later, we tried our hand at college one last time. We attended Walden University in 2011 and received our Master's in Education- Reading and Literacy. I am so honored to teach in the Tipton County School System for the last 21 years. I am even more blessed to have my best friend by my side along for the ride. Covington is and always has been home, and to have the opportunity to help guide and teach the children in our community is an honor I hold very dear to my heart."   ~Chris Anna
McKenna Rose
roseMcKenna graduated from Brighton High School in 2020. She is currently a Junior at the University of Memphis Lowenburg School of Nursing and is looking forward to giving back and serving her community as a Registered Nurse upon completion of her degree.
Makayla Rose Hollins
makaylaMakayla graduated in 2017 from Brighton High School and moved to Springfield, MO and attended Evangel University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education. Makyala returned back to Tipton County and currently teaches 1st grade at Brighton Elementary School.
Devante Hill
hillAfter his 2010 high school graduation, Devante Hill, spent time in the US Army and studied at both the University of Memphis and University of Maryland College Park. His resume includes author, entrepreneur, founder of a nonprofit, and activist.
Shelvie Rose, III
rose s"My name is Shelvie Rose, III.  Born and raised in Covington, TN where I graduated from Covington High School in 1999.  After high school, I attended University of Tennessee Martin and transferred to University of Memphis two years later.  I became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. while attending the University of Memphis.  I started my coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Hillcrest High School in 2006.  In 2009, I became the Head Coach at Hillcrest and had two successful seasons before transferring to Shelby County Schools.  In 2010, I became an Assistant Coach at Germantown High School for two years.  I took over the Head Coach position at Overton High School in 2019.  During this time, the Overton Basketball Team has become the District 16 4A League Champs, City Champs, District Runner Up, Regional Champs, Sub-State Champs, and last but not least, State Champs. This is the first time in 60 years that the team has made it to the state level and the first time in team history to win the State Championship.  These accomplishment were made in my third year of coaching, after taking a year off due to the Covid shut-downs.  Despite this obstacle, my team and I were able to come back together and preserve all the way to the top.

This year’s team was a newly assembled team as Jordan Frison is currently the only 4-year player on the team that started with me.  It is amazing to me how we started at 0-8 in the district during my first year and now, two years later, we are district champs.  The team’s first year overall record was 12-13.  In my second year was 20-11 and this year, we ended 33-11.   Jordan Frison, Xavier Alexander, and Jailen Hardaway were named to the 2023 District All Tournament Team, All Region Tournament Team, and the All-State Tournament Team.  Our role players played a significate part of the successful season as several guys had really good games.  A few of our players participated in the BCAT All-Star Game. Plus, I get the privilege of coaching a few team members who will be playing in the Jack Jones All Star Game at MSU on Wednesday, March 29th.   I am Peacocked Proud of my coaching staff and players for a job well done this season."





Hannah Bell Dover
Image2016 graduate, Hannah Bell Dover, earned her degree from the University of Memphis and is now beginning her first year of teaching in the Preschool program at Austin Peay Elementary! Welcome home, Hannah!!
Kayla Young
ImageKayla Young graduated in 2012 and then earned her BSN from the University of Memphis. She has been working as a nurse in critical care areas since. We are so excited that she is coming back to her alma mater to teach Health Science/HOSA!
Taylor Coscia
Image2014 TCS graduate, Taylor Coscia, is now teaching 2nd grade at Atoka Elementary School! One of our graduates coming back to teach future graduates about their #endlesspossibilities - love it!
Andy and Erika Glass
ImageErika Glass is a TCS graduate and is currently employed at Atoka Elementary, teaching 5th grade. She is married to Andy Glass, also a graduate of Tipton County Schools. Andy is a farmer in Tipton County.
Hillary Kirsch Ashcraft
Image2018 graduate, Hillary Kirsch Ashcraft, received her degree from the University of Memphis in May 2023 and is now employed at Crestview Elementary School as a Kindergarten teacher!
New teachers 2023
ImageEven more #endlesspossibilities are in store for our students with these new ⁦teachers who also happen to be ⁦TCS graduates!
Dylan Burnett
Image2010 graduate, Dylan Burnett attended Mississippi State as a kicker and then transferred to and graduated from Lincoln Memorial as a member of their soccer team.  Dylan is currently on the staff of the University of North Texas women's soccer team.
Tamika Poindexter
poindexter2000 TCS graduate, Tamika Poindexter, has been employed at Tipton County Board of Education for 19 years.  She is currently an assistant principal at Brighton Elementary School of 10 years and previously taught 4th grade for 9 years.  She's been voted the "Most Influential Teacher" by several of her previous students.  Ms. Tamika, thanks for loving and caring for the students in our community. 
Jonathan Stark
ImageJonathan Stark, 2013 graduate, played college basketball for Tulane & Murray State.  Jonathan also played in the NBA G League & professional basketball in Germany, Hungary, & France.  He was recently inducted into the Murray State Hall of Fame!
Blake Shankle
ImageBlake Shankle, 2002 graduate, completed his BS in civil engineering from The University of Memphis in 2006. He is currently working in his 9th year as Manager Safety, Health and Engineering at Helena Agri Enterprises LLC.
Hunter Bennett
ImageHunter Bennett, a 1998 graduate, attended The University of Memphis earning a BS degree in Business.  Hunter currently serves as Maintenance Supervisor with the Tipton County Board of Education.
Harrison Hight
ImageHarrison Hight graduated from TCS in 2013 and then the University of Memphis where he earned his law degree in May 2022. He is currently employed as an Assistant District Attorney in the 25th Judicial District of Tennessee.
Kaitlyn Word
ImageKaitlyn Word graduated from TCS in 2016 and then Austin Peay with a BA in Communication.  After returning from Belfast, Northern Ireland and working on her MSc in Ed Leadership, Kaitlyn is now an Admissions Counselor at Lincoln Memorial University.
Shelley Gough
ImageShelley Gough, 1984 graduate, attended college at The University of Memphis. She is currently the principal at DES.
Cody Gough
ImageTCS graduate Cody Gough was a theater major at Bethel University and is now teaching theater at Springfield High School in Nashville, TN.
Amber Scott, Wanda Starnes,Amy Donahoo, and Alexi Pinner
ImageTCS graduates Amber Scott (2007) teaches at MES; Wanda Starnes (1979) now works at TCBoE; Amy Donahoo (2006), is a diagnostic medical sonographer/ultrasound tech in OK; Alexi Pinner (2012) teaches Spanish at Tipton Rosemark Academy. A whole family of #endlesspossiblities
Stacy Evans-Tolbert and Taylor Evans
ImageTCS graduates, Stacy Evans-Tolbert and daughter Taylor Evans, are both teaching at Brighton Elementary School. Stacy is starting her 28th year (2nd grade) and Taylor is beginning her 1st year (1st grade).
Roby Anderson
ImageRoby Anderson is a 2006 graduate of TCS. He attended UT Martin, majoring in finance, and is currently a Product Manager at Raymond James.  Roby still lives in Covington with his beautiful family!
Christian Copping
ImageChristian Copping, 2014 TCS graduate, earned degrees from the U of Memphis, Liberty Univ, and Purdue Univ. He is a Regional Engineer at International Paper in Memphis and works in the industrial packaging side of the business.
Hannah Goode
ImageHannah Goode graduated from TCS in 2008. She attended MTSU and is now a NICU nurse at Regional One.
Ashlee Smithson
ImageAshlee Smithson, 2007 TCS graduate, started as a caregiver in the school district's SACC program and then became an assistant, an RBT, and is now a special education teacher at Munford Elementary.
Dr. Toneyce Randolph
ImageDr. Toneyce Randolph, 1997 TCS graduate, earned degrees from Lemoyne-Owen, U of Memphis, & Northcentral Univ. She serves as Provost & Senior VP for Morris Brown College in Atlanta.
Rikki Blair Francois
ImageRikki Blair Francois (Mattox) is a 2011 TCS graduate who went to Johnson & Wales U. in Ft Lauderdale where she received her degree in marketing. Now she is a Marketing Teacher & DECA Advisor at South Broward County High in Hollywood, Florida.
Tyler Mathis
ImageTyler Mathis graduated from TCS in 2006. He attended the University of Louisville and now works at a nuclear plant in Georgia. 
Sherrie Yarbro
ImageSherrie Yarbro graduated in 1980. She attended UT-Martin and is now the School Health Coordinator for Tipton County Schools. 
Miranda Young
Image2005 graduate, Miranda Young received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis in August 2011. She is currently the Rapid Rehousing Operations Lead at MIFA where she assists homeless families with obtaining permanent housing.
Aaron Alston
Alston2020 graduate Aaron Alston attended The Univ. of Memphis as an Emerging Leading Scholar. He received his BS in Communications and currently serves as a Campus Student Director for The Life Church of Memphis.
Andrea Muchmore
andreaAndrea Muchmore graduated from TCS in 2014 and then went on to receive her Bachelors (2017) and Masters (2020) Degrees from Univ. of Memphis. She is now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy services at an Urgent Care for Mental Health.
Matthew Folk
folkMatthew Folk graduated in 2014 from and is now a certified pipe welder for Local Union 614.
Amy Easley
amyAmy Easley 1986 TCS graduate:
•Master of Education
•33 years of teaching
•currently teaches PreK at Munford Elementary
(with her granddaughter, Anna Kate, who just had her first day of preschool at the Tipton County Preschool @ Austin Peay Elementary)
Aubrey Rose Zurhellen
zurhellenAubrey Zurhellen, 2019 graduate, earned her degree from MTSU in 2023 (summa cum laude, published thesis) and has brought her passion for theatre (65 productions) to LaVergne HS where she now teaches. She is excited to continue her family's legacy in public education!
Whitney and Ryan Kilgore
kilgoreWhitney Kilgore is a 2012 TCS graduate and current CES PreK teacher. Ryan Kilgore is a 2010 graduate and current Veteran and contractor for the US Navy.
Kaleb Blackwell
kalebKaleb Blackwell graduated from TCS in 2017 and played 2 years of college soccer before transferring to U of M where he graduated with his BA in physical education. Kaleb is the P.E. teacher at CMS & coaches both middle school soccer programs!
Kristen Wilson
kirstenKristen Wilson, a 2011 graduate, earned a degree in Psychology and Christian Ministry from Union and a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Freed Hardeman.  She is employed at Revelation of Hope Counseling Services in Jackson, TN.
Ryen Scott
ryenRyen Scott is a 2008 TCS graduate. He has worked for Quality Service for 13 years and is known for being dedicated, honest, and going above and beyond to help his customers. He and his wife are raising 3 Cardinals! 
Judy Lumpkin and Lila Lumpkin
lumpkinJudy Lumpkin, 1982 TCS graduate, earned her education degree from Memphis State in 1987; she has 36 years of teaching math in Tipton County schools. Lila Lumpkin, a 2017 TCS graduate, earned a math degree from MTSU in 2021 and is in her 2nd year teaching Algebra II in middle TN.
Logan Kohan
loganLogan Kohan, a 2018 graduated of Brighton High School, attended Sally Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi. He graduated in 2022 with a BS in Health Science and a minor in Biology. In 2023, he returned to Cardinal Country and is currently teaching 7th and 8th grade math at Brighton Middle School in addition to serving as an assistant coach for the football team.
goldenDavid Golden, 1983 graduate of TCS,  is the owner and operator of Golden Quality Interiors.
A'riel Butler
butlerA’riel Butler, is a 2010 Tipton County graduate of Covington High School. She received her MBA from Union University, Jackson, TN  in 2020. A’riel decided to further her education by attending John Groupon Mortuary School in Nashville, TN where she was a 2022 graduate. A’riel is an asset to the family business where she is a Licensed Funeral Director and Pre-Need Insurance Analyst for NGL. She is also a supervisor for St. Jude/ALSAC in MEMPHIS, TN.
Dr. Scotty Craig
craigMunford High School class of 1993 graduate, Dr. Scotty Craig, received his PhD from the University of Memphis in experimental psychology investigating methods for improving human learning with technology. He is currently a professor of human systems engineering at Arizona State University. In his career, Scotty has sought to create real world impact both locally with school systems such as working with the Jackson-Madison County School System to set up technology-based afterschool programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Nationally/Internationally working with the U.S. Department of Defense to improve online and technology-based learning and training across the U.S. Armed Forces and among U.S. Allies.
Hannah Drenner
drennet2020 graduate, Hannah Drenner, graduated from Gould’s Academy in 2022 and is now a certified cosmetologist at The Hair Parlor in Munford.
Hannah Bell, Heather Crowson, & Sara Grace Bell
crowsonTipton County graduates - Hannah Bell (2016) returned to TCS as a PreK teacher, Heather Crowson (1994) is principal of Austin Peay Elementary, & Sara Grace Bell (2015) works as a Respiratory Therapist at Lincare in Tipton County.
Roman Arthur
aTCS 2012 graduate, Roman Arthur, works for Arthur Tile & Remodeling (a family business) where he remodels bathrooms, kitchens, and more.
Jackson Arthur
j2018 graduate, Jackson Arthur, is an apprentice lineman for Southwest TN Electric Membership Corporation; he is the first hired employee selected to attend the Southwest TN Electric Membership Co Youth Leadership Summit.
Bailey Coleman
b2014 TCS graduate, Bailey Coleman, works as a Special Education Assistant at Austin Peay Elementary. 
Cletis Foster, Jr.
cf2015 TCS graduate, Cletis Foster, Jr., earned his degree from Bethel University in 2020. He is currently the music teacher for Charger Academy, where he attended elementary school.
Gregory Starks
gsGregory Starks, a 2012 graduate, is currently a truck driver for Pepsi out of Knoxville.  Greg is known for being a great father, a hard worker, & a diehard Georgia Bulldogs fan.
Kayla Reed and Beth Gardner
krKayla Reed graduated college from Bethel where she also played softball. She is teaching English and coaching volleyball and softball at BHS. Beth Gardner taught at MES for 10 years and recently moved to BHS to teach math and coach softball.
Rob Williamson, Jr.
ronTCS graduate Rob Williamson Jr. earned his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University. He has worked with at risk youth through Camelot & was the owner of Crumpy’s Hotwings in Covington.  Rob enjoys talking with community youth about their endless possibilities.
Payton Rice
Payton Rice is a 2014 graduate of Tipton County Schools. She was heavily involved in FFA and the Agriculture Department while at Munford High School. After graduating, Payton attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where she graduated with a Bachelor's in Agriculture- Veterinary Science. Payton is currently pursuing her Masters with UTM as well. She lives in Obion County with her husband and two children where she teaches 9th-12th grade Agriculture Education at Obion County Central High School. She is living out her passion in Agriculture and teaching how important it is to her students in the classroom as well. 
Rhonda Jarju
Image1989 TCS graduate, Rhonda Jarju, has taught elementary and middle school in various states over the years. Ms. Rhonda is now teaching 4th grade at Charger Academy.
Marty Greathouse & Logan Tate
Image1996 graduate Marty Greathouse (right) is the Shop Manager of Tate Bros Tire & Auto. After high school, Marty completed the Ford ASSET program through State Tech while interning at Castellaw Ford. He worked as an auto tech for 20+ years before Tate Bros. 2004 TCS graduate Logan Tate (left) is the owner of Tate Bros Tire & Auto in Millington. After high school, Logan worked through an apprenticeship with Cadillac of Memphis & management trainings with other companies before opening TBT & Auto in 2015.
Kaity Camire
ImageShout out to 2017 TCS graduate Kaity Camire who works as the Admissions Advisor for Paul Mitchell School in Memphis.
Braden Sestina
ImageBraden Sestina is a 2021 TCS graduate. He works for Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW) and is attending climbing school.
Peyton & Brianna Clements
ImagePeyton and Brianna Clements are both TCS graduates. Peyton (2014) is a Chiller Mechanic at Ewing Kessler, which is a part of the steam fitter local 614.  Brianna (2015) is a second-grade teacher at Austin Peay Elementary School.
Jamarion Dowell
Image2022 ⁦graduate, Jamarion Dowell (who also happens to be the 2nd all-time leading rusher ⁦⁦⁦at CHS), is on his way to a lineman career.
Robert Amundson
ImageRobert  Amundson graduated from TCS in 2018 and then earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis in 2022. He is currently working as a Civil Engineering Analyst at Kimley-Horn in Memphis.
Johnny Delaney
JDJohnny Delaney graduated from Covington High School in 1999 and has worked in ministry for 27 years. For the past six years, he has served as the pastor of Calvary Lighthouse Church in Knoxville, where he lives with his wife Kim and two sons.
Courtney Harris
ImageCourtney Harris, a 2010 graduate, earned her BS in Mathematical Sciences from The Univ. of Memphis & Master’s degree in Mathematics Instruction from Austin Peay State. She teaches math & coaches color guard for Brighton High School.
Staci Lansford
ImageStaci Lansford (2008) graduate, received a Bachelors in Health and Human Performance from UT Martin and an MA in Criminal Justice from Bethel. She currently works with the TN Department of Correction as an Institutional Probation & Parole Specialist.
Charles Ayers
ImageCharles Ayers graduated from Tipton County Schools in 2014 and TCAT Covington for maintenance last month and works at charms in Covington doing maintenance. He is the proud father of Catarina Ayers and Hayden Ayers.
Remington Bales
ImageRemington Bales (2019) attended U of M where she graduated in 2022 with her Bachelors Degree in Child Development and Family Services. She is currently working on her MA in Education. Remington is paying forward #endlesspossibilities as a Kindergarten teacher at AES!
Kay Joyner
ImageKay Joyner (1965) is the current owner and broker of Hometown Realty and member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club for realtors. She was also a licensed hair dresser for many years.
Madison King
ImageMadison King, a 2013 graduate, earned her BS from The University of Memphis & master's degree from Arkansas State. Madison teaches marketing and coaches golf & tennis at Munford High School.
Leticia Lynn
ImageLeticia Lynn (2015) is also a UofM Alumna (2023) with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology. Leticia works for Orion Headquarters in the Digital Banking Tech department.
Kaylee Oaks
ImageKaylee Oaks, a 2010 graduate, earned her BS from The University of Memphis. She is a lifetime member of the Multi Million Dollar Club for real estate agents. Kaylee lives in Memphis with her husband Taylor.
George and Kindle Willis
ImageShout out to 1984 graduates, George and Kindle Willis. George is a graphic artist for Budweiser of Memphis. Kindle, a former TCS teacher, earned a BS from The University of Memphis and is the owner of The Neighborhood Tutor in Atoka.
Rodney Leath
ImageTCS graduate, Rodney Leath, attended Lambuth Univ. & now works as an independent artist (leathstudio.com), creative marketing director in the furniture design/manufacturing industry, & is co-owner of S&L Mural Co (facebook.com/SLMuralCo/).
Taliyah Wade
Image2017 graduate, Taliyah Wade, went on to also graduate from Concorde Career College with Honors. She is now a Registered Dental Assistant.
Trevor Nichols
ImageTrevor Nichols graduated in the class of 2018 and then went to Lincoln Tech in Nashville for Heavy Equipment Maintenance. He now has has a job as a Lead Tech at Rush Idealease in Memphis.
Taylor Stockstill
ImageTaylor Stockstill is a 2011 graduate. Taylor has a Bachelor’s in psychology and just earned her Master’s as a Professional School Counselor and an ASCA certified mental health specialist .
Jamie  Norman
ImageJamie Norman, a 2010 graduate, received a Bachelors in Biological Sciences at Mississippi State and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Lincoln Memorial. She is now a certified Physician Assistant who works in pediatric cardiology! 
April Armstrong
ImageApril Armstrong (2000) received a BS from  the University of Tennessee Martin in 2004 and MBA from Strayer University in 2009. She currently works for Memphis Light Gas & Water (MLGW) as an Internal Auditor.
Pepper Kirk
Image2019 graduate Pepper Kirk (senior plant science major) presented a poster titled “Is soybean nodulation and canopies cover affected by poultry litter application” at the 2023 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA annual meetings in St. Louis, MO. This research was mentored by Drs. Barb Darroch, Bethany Wolters, & Craig Darroch & sponsored by the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board. #UTMresearch  He is currently weighing numerous options for grad. programs in agriculture. 
Thomas Matheny
ImageThomas Matheny (2015) earned his BBA in accounting & then worked as a content author & UX designer at ALSAC/St. Jude. He is currently employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield (Illinois) working as a Content Author and Implementation & Integrations Specialist.
Kelsey Doty Bacon
ImageKelsey (Doty) Bacon is a 2013 grad. who obtained her bachelor’s & master's degrees from The Univ. of Memphis. Her husband, Rich, serves as an attorney in the US Air Force. They are parents to Tanner & are expecting a second child. Kelsey is employed as a CPA.
Trevor Ginn
ImageTrevor Ginn, class of 2018, went on to get his BS in criminal justice from UofM and now works for the Atoka Police Department.
Mike Huffman
ImageClass of 1989 graduate, Mike Huffman, MHS Assistant Principal, recently earned the title of Athletic Director of the Year in TSSAA’s West Tennessee Region 8!! Mike’s a strong advocate for coaches, student-athletes and ALL of Munford High!
Kasey Moore
ImageKasey Moore graduated from TCS in 2017 and went on to continue her soccer career at Milligan University while earning her BSN RN. She now works her dream job as a pediatric registered nurse at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital!
Zachery Dote
ImageZachery Doty is a 2013 graduate who has been employed by MLGW since he graduated. He will soon be certified as a journeyman lineman.
Matthew Lane Scott
ImageMatthew Lane Scott (2014) went to UT Martin for music education, and is currently the Band Director at East Robertson High School in Cross Plains, TN.
Mallory Gullett Kelley
ImageMallory Gullet Kelley (2017) is a UofM Grad with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and will begin her final semester in the UofM MBA program. She is currently an Engineer II at Smith+Nephew. Mallory resides in Brighton with her husband, Austin.
Trae and Sam Doty
ImageTrae and Sam Doty both TCS grads, went to the University of Memphis to pursue their Bachelor's degrees. They now reside in Norfolk, VA where Trae (2015) serves in the Navy. Sam (2014) is a part of the admin team at Better Homes and Gardens.
Josh Gardner
ImageJosh Gardner (2005) graduated from TCS and then went on to the U of M and Bethel for his BS and MA degrees. Josh currently serves as ACT Prep teacher and Teacher Leader at MHS where he helps lay the foundation for more #endlesspossibilities
Sherronda Thomas
ImageSherronda Thomas graduated from TCS in 2000 and started her career at Tipton County Preschool as a parapro and bus driver. Sherronda began her teaching career at CIAA and later, the Teen Learning Center. Now, she is an assistant principal at BMS.
Sabrina Sneed-Matthews
ImageSabrina Sneed-Matthews is a 1988 TCS graduate, who has been an educator for 25 years with the Tipton County Schools. She has been a teacher, administrator, and now serves as the district’s School Nutrition Supervisor.
James Lamont Sneed
ImageJames Lamont Sneed 1982 graduate, is an Entrepreneur and Tipton County Commissioner. He retired from FedEx after 30 plus years, and now has his dream job as Food Truck Owner and Caterer of Divine Grille.
Kyle Simmons
Image2006 graduate Kyle Simmons went on to get degrees from UT Martin and Arkansas State before coming back to Tipton. Kyle is currently the Principal of Crestview Elementary School where he leads his staff toward #endlesspossibilities
Ann Johnson
ImageTCS grad Ann Johnson has taught FFA at Munford High School since 1995 and serves as the school’s plant science and horticulture pathway teacher. During her 28 years of teaching, Ann has mentored students and teachers to reach #endlesspossibilities
Gary Fite
ImageCongratulations to TCS grad Gary Fite on his induction into the Amro Music Educator's Walk of Fame! As the band director at MMS/MHS for over a quarter century, Gary continues to impact and create so many #endlesspossibilities in our community.
Bentley Jones
ImageBentley Jones (2015) played baseball for DSCC where he helped them win the NJCAA Championship and then went on to Wright State University. He now works in the real estate business for Midsouth Residential.
Kolton Childress
ImageKolton Childress (2015); played baseball for DSCC where they won the NJCAA Championship then went on to pitch for UL-Monroe where he graduated and is now the Director of Sports Performance & Biomechanics for their baseball program.
Ciera Atkinson
ImageCiera Atkinson graduated in 2019. She graduated in 3 and a half years from the U of M and in December of 2022, she earned her Bachelor of Business Admin Degree with a Major in Accounting. She uses that degree at her current job with Jacob Tubing.
Dr. Cameron Kasmai
ImageCameron Kasmai, Class of 2006, earned a BS in Biology and then a Doctor of Medicine. He is a Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care physician at the largest children’s hospital in the country, Texas Children’s Hospital-Houston.
Sam Poole
ImageSam Poole is a 2016 graduate and current HVAC technician for MidSouth Home Buyers. Sam and his wife Abby serve as youth pastors at Covington 1st United Pentecostal Church.
Talon Kasmai
ImageTalon Kasmai, 2001 graduate, BS and MS Aerospace Engineering (Miss State), Current-Test Engineer for Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville, AL. He launched his #endlesspossibilities right here with our public school system.
Sharon Belew
ImageMs. Sharon Belew, 1979 graduate, currently serves our school system as the 6th-12th Special Education Supervisor. Sharon has been equipping kids with #endlesspossibilities during all 41 of her years as an educator!
Marquis Richardson
ImageHow about 2009 grad, Marquis Richardson! After a Bachelors in Accounting from UT Martin and a Masters in Accounting from Trevecca Nazarene University, Marquis is currently showing #endlesspossibilities as a senior accountant for Currax Pharmaceuticals in Nashville.
Logan Long
ImageLogan Long (far right in pic) graduated from TCS in 2008 and has been an HVAC technician for the last 15 years! Logan currently manages all heating and air techs at Climate King.
Mary Michael Roe
ImageMary Michael Roe graduated from TCS (2020) and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 3 yrs from UT-Chatt. (thanks to accumulated college hours during high school). She is presently in her 1st year at Charleston School of Law on an academic scholarship.
Alex and Bailey Daniel
ImageTCS grads Alex (2018) & Bailey (2015) Daniel are the owners of Daniel Pecans and Dawson Detail & Co. In addition, Alex manages Daniel Insulation and Bailey is in her 5th year teaching at CHS. More #endlesspossibilities from our graduates!
Rachel Kathryn Gangaware Witherington
RachelRachel graduated in the Top Ten of her class at Covington High School in 2003 and spent the first two years in college majoring in journalism at University of Missouri (Mizzou) in Columbia, MO. She graduated Magna cum Laude from University of Tennessee Knoxville with a BS in Communications. Rachel then attended Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, MS where she graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 2011. She passed the Bar Exam and was admitted to practice law in Tennessee in October 2011. After a stint in Nashville, she returned to Covington where she accepted a position with the Law office of Thomas D. Forrester in 2013. She was appointed by the Covington Board of Mayor and Aldermen as the city attorney of Covington in 2016 and has been reappointed in this position in 2018 and 2022. Rachel was chosen by the Tennessee Bar Association to be a part of the 2017 Leadership Law Class and has served as President of the Tipton County Bar Association. She is currently a partner at Owen-Witherington Law Office, where she has practiced since 2018.
Evan Hastings Gangaware
evanEvan graduated from Covington High School in 2007 and spent his college years at University of Tennessee Knoxville, where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, Evan went to work as a manufacturing engineer at Elite Medical in Bartlett, TN. There he was responsible for the precise manufacture of medical devices. He has worked his way up in this field and is now in management at Marle Elite, where they engineer specific implants for medical use. Evan married Hogan McGowan Gangaware in 2016 and they have two children. The family attends First United Methodist Church in Covington.
Justin Gangaware
ImageJustin graduated from Covington High School in 1998 and spent two years in college at University of Tennessee Knoxville later transferring to UT Martin and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. After graduation, Justin worked for C & D Produce in Bradenton, Florida as a produce inspector. In this position, he traveled all over the southeast and even into Michigan securing produce for the company. After returning to Covington, he went to work at Tipton County Co-Op (now GreenPoint Ag), where he is still employed as a Sales Agronomist. He married Katheryn Vaughan Gangaware in 2009 and they have two children, who are also Tipton County Schools students. Their family attends the First United Methodist Church in Covington where Justin also serves on the Finance Committee. He also serves on the Policy Advisory Board for Tipton County Farm Bureau and was elected to represent District 2 as a Tipton County Commissioner in 2022.
Emily Melton
ImageEmily Melton graduated from TCS in 2015, and then went on to DSCC for her Associates. After DSCC, Emily attended U of M and got her BA in accounting. Now, Emily works at a local public accounting firm in Memphis as a Tax Accountant.
Gabi Little
ImageTCS graduate (2013) and UT Knoxville BS in biology - Gabi Little worked in research studying aging and Alzheimer’s for 5 years. Then Gabi went back to school at South College Nashville and earned her AS to become an occupational therapy assistant.
Bryan Roberts
ImageBryan Roberts (2001) is a nurse currently working as Leukemia/Lymphoma Program Coordinator at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Amy Dawson Lenagar
ImageAmy Lenagar is a 1996 graduate of TCS. After high school, Amy went on to Baptist College of Health Sciences and has been an RN for 23 years.
Rebecca Davis
ImageRebecca Davis (2016) is a grad student at the U of M in the department of biological sciences. She is studying a threatened species of snake native to the southeastern U.S. at the Memphis Zoo where she works and does research.
Mary Adkins
ImageMary Elizabeth Adkins (Class of 2000), now teaches 8th grade math at MMS where she helps us spread more #endlesspossibilities.
Elizabeth Dunn
ImageElizabeth Fay Dunn (2015) went on to graduate from UT Martin in 2018 with a degree in Finance and a minor in Accounting. She has worked for Raymond James almost 5 years now where her current role is Team Lead in the Cost Basis Department.
Matthew and Kate Bidwell Haywood
ImageKate Bidwell Haywood (2004) earned her BA in Architecture from the UofM and MA in Architecture from the Univ of Oregon. She is currently principal architect/owner of Daily Design Group & adjunct professor in the UofM Department of Architecture. Matthew Haywood also graduated in 2004. He earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Memphis and Juris Doctorate from University of Memphis School of Law. He currently serves as associate attorney at Danny Goulder Attorney at Law.
Sam Haywood
ImageSam Haywood graduated from TCS in 2010 and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis. He currently is a civil engineer for Barge Design Solutions in Atlanta Georgia.
Anna Haywood Gabriel
ImageAnna Haywood Gabriel (2007) earned a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from MTSU and an MS in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Mississippi. She currently serves as a speech pathologist at Idlewild Elementary in Memphis! 
Cameron Money-Keene
ImageCameron Money-Keene graduated from TCS in 2016. Afterward, she also graduated MTSU with her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and now she’s back in Murfreesboro teaching 1st grade.
Maddie Wright Housh
Image2014 graduate, Maddie (Wright) Housh, earned her BS in education from The University of Memphis & is currently in grad school at The Univ. of Central Arkansas working toward a master’s in special education. Maddie is a SPED/resource teacher in Jonesboro, AR.
Morgan Davis Kidd
ImageMorgan (Davis) Kidd graduated from TCS in 2015. She now teaches PE, Health, and Wellness at Brighton High and is a wife and a mother to a precious little girl.
Tanner Casey
ImageTanner Casey is a 2019 graduate. He recently graduated from Arkansas State University Honors College with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  Tanner is employed as a product design engineer with Colson Group in Jonesboro, AR.
Ashley Robinson
ImageAshley Robinson (2002) went on to get her BS in Health & Human Performance from UT Martin as well as an MS Ed in Higher Education. Ashley is currently a recruiting partner at Amazon. Way to go, Ashley!
Kristen Walker
ImageKristen Walker (2015) graduated from and then went on to cosmetology school. She is currently employed with The Hair Parlor in Munford.
Dalton Morgan
ImageDalton Morgan (2017) works at MLGW in underground electric distribution and has worked there for 6 years. Dalton is responsible for the repairs and installation of new underground wire.
Griffin Powell
ImageGriffin Powell is a proud TCS graduate, C/O 2018! He recently also graduated Cum Laude from UT Martin with a BA in Music!
Taylor Moore
ImageTaylor Moore (2015) served in the Army, and after earning an associate's degree from DSCC became a firefighter/paramedic. He is enrolled at The Univ. of Memphis with a long term plan of becoming a critical care paramedic and physician assistant.
Kaylan Young
ImageKaylan Young graduated from in 2017. She is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education at Grand Canyon University. Kaylan works for Tipton County Schools as the Gifted Assistant and enjoys coaching and playing softball.
Wyatt Rich
ImageWyatt Rich graduated from BHS in 2019. He went on to attend the TCAT Aviation Program to become an aircraft mechanic. Wyatt is currently working at DFW in Dallas, Texas, as an aircraft mechanic for Frontier Airlines.
Billy Poole
ImageBilly Poole, 1980 CHS graduate, earned welding & HVAC certifications from the Tipton County Vocational School. He managed Synergy Gas before starting his own business & has been doing HVAC, natural gas & L.P. gas installations for 35 years.
Michael Pruitt
Image1984 CHS graduate, Michael Pruitt, has spent the last 30 years in healthcare. He is a licensed pharmacy tech with the state of TN and currently works for AnovoRx Specialty Pharmacy.
Mark McClain
BHS graduate, Mark McClain (2000), has earned post secondary credentials at DSCC, UofM & Union Univ. Mark left a successful business career to fulfill his calling as a Crestview Middle School teacher! He is also a licensed minister for the United Pentecostal Church.
Ketha Richardson
ImageKetha Richardson is a 1990 TCS graduate. After receiving a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin, Ketha is now the Director of Inclusion for Electric Power Board.
Katheryn Gangaware
ImageKatheryn Gangaware (2000) is a 2001 graduate of TCAT-Covington’s Practical Nursing Program and a 2011 graduate of DSCC-JNC with an associate in Applied Science degree.  She works as an Apheresis Specialist/LPN at the St. Jude Blood Donor Center.
Leanna Van Fleet
ImageLeanna Van Vleet attended through 11th grade and went on to get her BA in business administration/marketing from UT Martin & MA in Business Management. She is currently a People Group Business Manager at a copack manufacturing company in Memphis.
Jacob Johnson
ImageJacob Johnson graduated 2014 and then went to tech school earning a degree in HVACR. He now works at an industrial boiler chiller, hvac service company in Memphis.
Grace Ann Stewart
ImageGrace Ann Stewart (2019) began her collegiate career at Ole Miss and went on to obtain a BS in Nursing from Baptist Health Sciences University. Grace Ann lives in Charleston, and is an oncology nurse for the Medical University of South Carolina.
Jacqueline Balzell
ImageJacqueline Balzell went on to Flagler College for a BA in Strategic Communications & Public Relations, a BS in Coastal Environmental Science, & minors in Advertising & American Sign Language. She is currently working in Freelance Marketing.
Breanne Malone
ImageBreanne Malone (2014) graduated from UT Martin for her undergrad and went on to Union to get her masters in Urban Education! She is currently teaching 1st grade math in Memphis, and will be getting married to her fiancé, Austin, in March!
Kim Joyner
ImageKim Joyner (1998) received an Elementary Education degree from the Uof M and then earned an M. Ed in Administration from Bethel. Kim has served Tipton County schools for 21 years! She is currently serving as the Librarian at ATES.
Chase Joyner
ImageChase Joyner is a 2020 Graduate of TCS. Chase received an MA in Music Production from Bethel University in December of 2023, and he is currently pursing a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Memphis.
Dr. Liz Glass Burgess
ImageLiz graduated from Covington High School in 2000 and Rhodes College in 2004 with a degree in Biology.  She graduated from UT Medical School in Memphis in 2008.  She did her residency at UT Medical in Jackson where she was Chief Resident.  Dr. Burgess has been at Jackson Clinic North from 2011 to present as a Family Practice physician.
Jeff Glass
ImageJeff graduated from Covington High School in 2005 and from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2010 with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He currently works as a civil engineer, P.E. with the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis in the civil design section.
Caroline Glass Payne
ImageCaroline graduated from Covington High School in 2007.  She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin from 2007-2009 and then graduated in the nursing program at Dyersburg State Community College in 2011 as a registered nurse.  She worked in the ICU at Baptist East for 6 years where she won the Daisy Award for excellence in nursing.  She is currently employed at East Memphis Surgery Center.
Mike Troy West
ImageTroy West is a 2005 Brighton High School graduate. Troy completed his police training at the Memphis Police Academy in 2011 and dedicated approximately a decade of service in the police sector. Now a full-time force continuing his father's construction legacy at MW Metal Builders, Troy specializes in crafting custom pole barns and shops across the Tipton County and Mid-south area, while integrating precision and creativity into every project. Troy's commitment to construction excellence highlights his diverse skill set. Troy isn't just building structures; he's constructing a legacy of service and craftsmanship in the heart of his hometown and the mid-south area.
Matt Scott
MattMatt Scott, graduate of 2013 at BHS, attended and played baseball at DSCC for two years before transferring to The U of M and graduating with a BS in exercise science. He went on to attend physical therapy school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and graduated with Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2020. Matt is currently working as the clinic director at Dynamix Physical Therapy in Covington TN.
LaToya Avery
averyLaToya Avery is a 1996 Munford High School graduate. She began her career as a paraprofessional in TCS, later completed her bachelor's degree to become a teacher, master's degree to become a counselor, and then earned her administrative license to become an assistant principal. She is currently the principal of Brighton Elementary and has recently been named a Special Education Supervisor beginning in the 2024-25 school year.
Cole and Chelsey McCann
ImageCole McCain (2003) obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Radiological Science from Baptist College of Health Science and is currently employed with Baptist Memphis Hospital as an Analyst. Chelsey McCain (2005) is a Registered Nurse and is currently employed with Sedgwick CMS as a Clinical Quality Performance Advisor. Chelsey is currently furthering her nursing degree at The University of Memphis.
Shannon Reed
ImageShannon Reed (1993) attended Christian Brothers University where he played baseball and graduated with an electrical engineering degree in 1997.  He began working for the Corps of Engineers and earned his professional engineering license in 2002.  As an employee of the Corps, he did 3 tours following the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in southern Louisiana.  He served at the Corps until 2008 when he became the Tipton County Public Works Director where he has worked for the last 16 years.
Lydia Hubbard
ImageLydia Hubbard graduated in 2014 from Covington High School. She attended Dyersburg State Community College and graduated with an associate's degree in criminal justice. She is now employed with the Atoka Police Department. Thank you for your service, Lydia!
Tori Dobbs Kelley
ImageTori (Dobbs) Kelley graduated from TCS in 2014. She went on to get her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture at The University of Memphis & is currently an Architectural Associate at Renaissance Group in Lakeland, TN.
Alyson Hemman
ImageShout out to Alyson Hemann (2005) who graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Memphis with a cosmetology & cosmetology instructor license.  She is the Operations Leader for Paul Mitchell the School Memphis (13 years) & for the School Miami (2.5 years).
Taylor Lane
laneAfter graduating high school (2017), Taylor Lane earned her AS degree from Dyersburg State Community College.  In 2019, Taylor moved to Murfreesboro to pursue a BA in Graphic Design at Middle Tennessee State University.  She was a student there for three years, becoming an expert at designing logos, print, editorials, packages, web designs, and illustrations.  She enjoyed venturing into different backgrounds of art and had wonderful mentors that helped her grow a creative skillset. After five years in college, she now resides in Murfreesboro, TN.  Taylor currently works at the Clever Factory in Nashville, designing innovative stickers and games for children.  She finds great joy with daily work and plans to continue creating design related projects in the coming years!
Robert Dohnken
robertShout out to Robert Dohnken, CHS Class of 2022, who graduated from NALTC school in April.
Dee Wed
wedDee Wed, 2009 graduate, earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology/Journalism from UT Knoxville, two Master's degrees (Syracuse University and Widener University), and recently completed her Doctorate in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. Dee works as a mental health consultant in Memphis.
Bailee Winters
ImageDr. Balee Winters (2014) attended The University of Memphis where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2018.  Balee moved to central Florida after graduation where she worked as a CVICU nurse until the pandemic hit during which time she traveled across the country working as a travel nurse  in various ICU settings. In 2021 she was accepted into the nurse anesthesia program at Advent Health University where she graduated with her Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice in the spring of 2024. Balee is now providing anesthesia across central Florida and is excited to marry her fiancé Nathan next spring.
Elizabeth Smith
ImageTipton County Schools graduate (2024) Elizabeth Smith is also a 2024 graduate of Dyersburg State Community College as part of TCS Middle College. Elizabeth earned her associate degree from DSCC during her last two years of high school and will continue her postsecondary education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville this fall majoring in criminal justice/pre-law. We look forward to seeing great things from Elizabeth!
Allison Falkner
ImageCovington High School graduate, Allison Falkner (2020), graduated on May 4th Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Tennessee State University. In continuing her education journey, Allison has relocated to Decatur, Georgia, and has begun the Post- Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Accelerated Program 2024-2025 cohort at Agnes Scott College.