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Faculty & Staff

“I love Covenant because of the community it provides. My children know everyone in the building from the receptionist at the circle desk, to the servers in the lunchroom, to the Head of School. This not only lets my children feel empowered by knowing lots of different people, but it also fills them with confidence that I have seen come out in different ways—from running for a Student Council position to volunteering to pray in chapel, to singing in the talent show. The Covenant School provides an environment that fosters a love of learning and a love of Christ, all the while promoting and building inner confidence.”

—Ann Moore, Alumni Parent

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COURTNEY ANDERSON
5th and 6th Grade

B.A. Pepperdine University
M.Ed. Vanderbilt University
canderson@thecovenantschool.com
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DIANA APPLE
Administrative Assistant

B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
dapple@thecovenantschool.com
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JENNIFER BECKETT
PreSchool

B.F.A. Baylor University 
jbeckett@thecovenantschool.com
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KATE BLAKE

Third Grade

B.B.A., Belmont University
M.A.T., Belmont University
kblake@thecovenantschool.com
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BETSY CATE

Library & STEM

B.A., Middle Tennessee State University,
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
bcate@thecovenantschool.com
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SUZY CHANCE
Kindergarten

B.A., High Point University
schance@thecovenantschool.com
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ALLIE COOPER
Academic Coordinator and Tech Integrationist

B.S., University of Florida
M.Ed., University of Florida
acooper@thecovenantschool.com
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EMILY COX

Fourth Grade

B.S., Samford University
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
ecox@thecovenantschool.com
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MATT COX
Athletic Director

M.S.A,  Belmont University
B.S., Union University
mcox@thecovenantschool.com
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AMY CREECH
Fourth Grade

B.A., University of Tennessee,
M.S., University of Tennessee
acreech@thecovenantschool.com
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ELLEN DUNN
Learning Services

B.S., Texas Wesleyan University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University

edunn@thecovenantschool.com
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TIFFANY DUPREE
Teaching Assistant

B.A., University of New Mexico
tdupree@thecovenantschool.com
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EDISON DUPREE
P.E.

B.S,  University of Kentucky
edupree@thecovenantschool.com
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MARY EDGEWORTH
PreSchool

B.S., Western Kentucky University
medgeworth@thecovenantschool.com
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MAUREEN FERGUSON
PreKindergarten Aide

A.A., Glendale Community College
mferguson@thecovenantschool.com
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MARY ELIZABETH FERRISS
First Grade

B.S., Belhaven University 
M.Ed., University of Mississippi 
meferriss@thecovenantschool.com
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CHRISTY FOSTER
Director of Communications

B.A., University of Tennessee
cfoster@thecovenantschool.com
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KELLY FULLER
Assistant Head of School

B.S., Vanderbilt University
kfuller@thecovenantschool.com
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BETH GAMMONS
Director of Financial Operations & Human Resources

B.B.A., Belmont University
CPA State of Tennessee

bgammons@thecovenantschool.com
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BEN GATLIN
Director of Enrollment & Fifth and Sixth Grade

B.A. from the University of Missouri
M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University
bgatlin@thecovenantschool.com
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MARY HILLARD
Fifth & Sixth Grade

B.A., Trevecca University
M.Ed., Trevecca University

mhillard@thecovenantschool.com
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MARY CATHERINE HOLT-EVANS
Director of Office Administration

B.A., Belhaven University
M.F.A., University of Memphis 
mcholtevans@thecovenantschool.com
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IVETTE JUNGMAN
PreSchool

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ROBB KILLEN
Director of Learning Services

B.S., Trevecca Nazarene University,
M.S., Tennessee State University,
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University
rkillen@thecovenantschool.com
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ISAIAH KIRK
Assistant Athletic Director & Basketball Coach

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ANNA KOONCE
Faculty/Student Assistant

B.A., Rhodes College
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University

akoonce@thecovenantschool.com
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KATHERINE KOONCE
Head of School

B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Georgia State University
Ed.D, Trevecca University

kkoonce@thecovenantschool.com
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HOLLY MADRIGAL
PreKindergarten

B.S., Belmont University
hmadrigal@thecovenantschool.com
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MARY MAPLES
Music Teacher & Director of EXPLORE

B.A., Belmont University
M.M., Belmont University

mmaples@thecovenantschool.com
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NICOLE PIGNATARO
PreKindergarten

B.A., Barry University
npignataro@thecovenantschool.com
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LAURA PLUNKETT
Kindergarten Aide

B.S., Vanderbilt University
lplunkett@thecovenantschool.com
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MARTIE PRATT
Teaching Assistant

B.S., Belmont University
mpratt@thecovenantschool.com
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KIMBERLY PRICE
Second Grade

B.S., Trevecca University
kprice@thecovenantschool.com
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KELLIE REIFENBERGER
Second Grade

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LEAH RISER
PreSchool Aide

B.A., University of Mississippi
lriser@thecovenantschool.com
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SONNIE SHAY
Advancement Team Coordinator

B.S., Arizona State University
sshay@thecovenantschool.com
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JANE SPENCER
World Cultures

B.A., University of North Carolina M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
jspencer@thecovenantschool.com
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MATTHEW SULLIVAN
Director of Campus Life & Bible Teacher

B.A., Miami University (Ohio)
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

msullivan@thecovenantschool.com
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LAURA TAPSCOTT
Third Grade

B.A., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University

ltapscott@thecovenantschool.com
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LYNNE THOMPSON
Art Teacher

B.S., Western Kentucky University
lthompson@thecovenantschool.com
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MARY CRAIG TORTORICE
Director of Development

B.A., University of Georgia
A.B.J., University of Georgia
M.A., Lipscomb University

mctortorice@thecovenantschool.com
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CHRISTINA ZIMMERMAN
Kindergarten

B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.Ed., Regis University

czimmerman@thecovenantschool.com