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Welcome to Southside
Today is the day Southside makes a difference in your life by helping your child succeed and feel a sense of accomplishment in his or her education. We want to thank you for allowing us to be a part of their world and for the chance to help in guiding them to a bright future with no limitations.
Mrs. Chareda Sims
I was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama. I attended college at Jacksonville State University, where I earned a BS Degree in Elementary Education, as well as an MS Degree in School Counseling. I moved to Tennessee in 2006 after marrying my husband, Chip, who works in Environmental Health for the State of Tennessee. We have 3 children and 1 grandson. My son, Breylon, lives with his family (Lylah & BJ) here in Lebanon. My daughter, Leyla, attends Mt. Juliet High School, and my youngest son, Treyton, attends Springdale Elementary. In my ‘free’ time, I enjoy taking naps, traveling with family and friends, attending my kids athletic events, and singing on the Praise & Worship Team at church. I have been in education for over 2 decades. I taught for 6 years, was a school counselor for 6 years, and spent 9 years as an assistant principal, before being named principal here at Southside. I am so happy to be part of the Saints family, and look forward to all the wonderful things we will accomplish together. Go Saints!
I am a 1992 Mt. Juliet High School graduate. I attended Vol State, where I earned my Associate Degree in Elementary Education. I went on to attend TSU, earning a BS Degree in Elementary Education. After graduating from TSU, I began teaching at WA Wright. In my 11 years at WA Wright; I taught 3rd grade, 4th grade and Intervention. For the 2020-2021 school year, I came to Southside as the Instructional Coach before accepting the assistant principal position for the 2021-2022 school year.
In 1994 I married my husband, Jeremy, another Mt. Juliet High School graduate. We have three children; Joseph, Bekah, and Joshua. Joseph is a TTU graduate and is married to a Wilson Central teacher, Kelsey Reese. Bekah graduated from UT Knoxville and will begin her graduate program this fall. Joshua is a Junior at MJHS. He has been a member of the football team since his Freshman year. As a family we attend Providence United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet. I enjoy spending time with my family watching movies and playing at the beach! I am excited to be here at Southside where I get to work with an amazing group of students and faculty. Southside Strong!