"Teachers who love
teaching teach children to love learning."
- Robert John Meehan
with E.ROY LEE
Roy is a local artist with a great love for pop art. He connects with students about new and present day forms of art and that they are experiencing art all around them through our everyday culture. Roy is a designer, painter, sculptor, illustrator, and graphic artist and brings new and non-traditional techniques, materials, and themes into his art. He is wonderful at inspiring expression and creativity in children! When Roy is not creating art, he's acting, teaching theatre, making music, or spending time with his wife and daughters.
with STEPHEN BURNETTE
Stephen is the owner and teacher of Flamingo Piano and Voice. He is pianist and the Director of Music at both Trinity United Methodist Church and The Arts Center of Cannon County. When Stephen is not directing music programs, playing or teaching piano, he is in theatre! Stephen has been in countless performances with Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro Little Theatre, Circle Players and more!
with JENNIFER JAMES
Jennifer James is a native to Middle Tennessee. She trained for 14 years in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, hip hop and competitive dance. During that time, she performed in several southern region competitions and numerous shows where she gained valuable experience collaborating with an ensemble as a member/company dancer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Pedagogy, with a minor in Special Education at Middle Tennessee State University. She holds a continuing instruction certification in Arts and Special Education from The John. F Kennedy Center in Washington. Jennifer serves as Artistic Director for the new inclusive dance community with Borderless Arts.
CREATIVE WRITING and LITERATURE with WILL UNDERLAND
Will Underland is an adjunct professor at Cumberland University and a Copyeditor at the MTSU Business and Research Center. He earned his Masters of English Literature at MTSU where he received the Richard C. and Virginia Peck Award as well as the McDaniel Award for Promise in Teaching. Will is also the Co-host of AnthropoScenes Ecocriticism Podcast. Will believes, "A healthy philosophy of teaching begins with a healthy understanding of students. Too often students feel they are not being taken seriously, that they are being objectified through tests and grades, and not being seen as, first and foremost, human beings," and describes his teaching philosophy as student-centered.
EARLY READERS with DIANA RILEY
Bio Coming Soon!
MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH with SHARON NESS
BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY with CHAD BRAMBLEY
Chad is a doctoral candidate at Middle Tennessee State University, where he works to understand how enzymes attenuate their movements and behaviors in response to increased conditions of intracellular stress. He has served as an instructor of undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses for the duration of his degree. His experience includes instructing students in lab techniques and concepts of general chemistry, introduction to general chemistry, and chemistry for consumers. In addition to his academic work and the requisite excessive caffeine intake, Chad relaxes by spending time with his wife and dog, cooking great food, and playing the guitar.
STEM with RICHARD ASKEY
Richard, or Mr Rich the Science Guy as you may already know him, has been bringing STEM to our area for over a decade! He has worked with almost all our local schools and education programs through his fantastic endeavor, SUPER SCIENCE TN. Richard has been judge at the HEART Science Fair for the past couple of years and has been an instructor for TECTA (Training Opportunities for Child Care Providers) certification in Wilson County. Richard enjoys creating new workshops, riding bikes, playing soccer, and spending time with his family; his wife, two kids and their dogs.
GEOGRAPHY with KIMBERLY DADY
with E. ROY LEE
E. Roy Lee is an actor and artist living in Murfreesboro, TN. Roy has been a professional actor and director for the past 10 years. He is the founder and director of M-Prov (Murfreesboro Improv), is an actor for The Murder Mystery Company (a nationwide troupe), and is a “spirit guide” for The Nashville Ghost Tours.Roy has taught theatre and improv for over 15 years, including camps and classes at The Center for the Arts and Murfreesboro Little Theatre. Roy is also is an avid pop artist and professional set painter.