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8th Grade Team Members

Christi Burleson   Email   Website

Hello, and welcome back to another exciting year! I look forward to working with you. I graduated from Austin Peay then moved to Michigan where I raised my son and taught different levels of English and Psychology. I enjoy being back in TN. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email at
Marcie Dunn   Email   Website

I attended Montgomery Central and graduated in 1990. I graduated from Austin Peay in 1996 with a degree in Special Education and Psychlogy. I am fortunate in the fact that I work in the school and community of which I am from. I have coached basketball for ten years. This is the first year I have not. I teach Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.
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Logan Kepley   Email   Website

Hello. I am Logan Kepley. I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in May of 2017. I teach 8th grade Social Studies and Science. I'm excited about this school year and meeting everyone.
Jonathan Mayfield   Email   Website

I grew up in Clarksville Tennessee and earned my high school diploma from Northeast High School. After high school I earned an automotive degree and spent six years repairing military equipment at Fort Campbell, KY. I later earned my Tennessee teaching certification and licensure at Austin Peay State University. This will be my second year as a teacher at Montgomery Central Middle School.
Sarah McCool   Email   Website

My name is Sarah McCool and I teach 8th grade Science and Mathematics. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Science.
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Kyle McKinney   Email   Website

I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December of 2016. I'm excited to be working with your student going forward!
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Sandra Motes   Email   Website

I graduated from Western Governors University with my Bachelors Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. I am originally from Elizabethtown, KY where I attended Elizabethtown High school and graduated in 1989 and I have lived in Clarksville for 10 years and love being here. I have 2 daughters, 24 and 20, and two grandsons. I have 4 dogs, Mistree a German Shepherd, Hershey a BUGG, and Milo and Hercules who are Chihuahuas. I am so excited to be part of the Montgomery County School System and being an INDIAN!
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Leah Murphey   Email   Website

Hello students, families, and colleagues, my name is Leah Murphey, and this is my second year at Montgomery Central Middle School. I am so fortunate to be a part of the MCMS family! Prior to moving to Clarksville, I attended Western Kentucky University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Middle School Education. Middle school is such a crucial time in a student's life. It is my mission to see every one of my students succeed and grow into responsible young men and women. Parents and caregivers, I invite you to be as involved as you wish with our classroom. You can contact me anytime with any questions, concerns, or comments. Thank you in advance for the support you provide both in and out of the classroom!
Katie Newberry   Email   Website

     I am entering my twelfth year of teaching. This is my sixth year as an 8th-grade instructor. I have two years experience with 7th grade and four years with 11th and 12th grades. I earned a BA in English from Austin Peay State University in 2005 and a Master of Arts in Corporate Communication, with honor, in 2015 also from Austin Peay State University. My husband and I are raising seven children together--ages 22 through seven--and we have one little dog. I appreciate the opportunity to serve the Montgomery Central Middle School community in which we reside. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns about your child's education.
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Kimberly Reece   Email   Website

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Union University in Jackson, TN. I have a BS in Elementary Education, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and an Educational Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision. I am a 21 yr middle school mathematics educator. I was born and raised in Madison County, TN. We moved to Montgomery County last year. I am so exited to be here, teaching at MCMS.
Samantha Szoszorek   Email   Website

I am new to Tennessee as well as the Clarksville Montgomery County School System. I was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania; and until now I have lived there my entire life. I attended Edinboro University from 2007-2012 and received my bachlelors in Elementary Education and Special Education. Then continued on to get my masters in Teaching Reading.
Dinah Taylor   Email   Website

B.S. in mathematics from Austin Peay State University M.A. in curriculum and instruction from Austin Peay State University I have been teaching mathematics at Montgomery Central Middle School since 1993.
Margaret Thompson   Email   Website

This is my third year with CMCSS. It is my 14th year teaching. I am HIGHLY QUALIFIED in all the middle school content areas as well as Math, Foreign Language and endorsed in Special Education, English as a Second Language, and Early Elementary Education. I received my Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. I earned my Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, Nashville. I am a California native. I have visited 24 of the 50 states. I have one daughter, Melika, who is 24 and granddaughter, Leighton, who was just turned the big 1. I participate and volunteer in several community activities and several nonprofit organizations in the Clarksville area. If you see me out and about, feel free to say "hi".

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