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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.