Full Time Teachers

Mathematics

Mrs. Kelly Willhite

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Mrs. Kelly Willhite

Let's all give a big welcome to our new math teacher, Mrs. Kelly Willhite! She has taught for 13 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and learning new things. We look very forward to working with Mrs. Willhite throughout the coming year. If you see her, make sure to say "Hi" introduce yourself! 

Spanish

Ms. Sara Hendrix

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Ms. Sara Hendrix

Hola! I'm Profesora Hendrix! Some students call me Profe Hendrix :)

I began learning Spanish when I was 14 years old.

Growing up, I had several Spanish speaking friends and was always fascinated by the language and Latino culture.  At age 16, I became fixated on the country Chile after a family friend suggested that I go there to study Spanish. From then on, I dreamed of Chile.  During my freshman year of college, several people encouraged me to pursue Spanish as my major.  In doing so, I loved my classes and the thought of Chile still lingered in my mind. Finally, at age 20, I was able to fulfill my dreams and embarked on a semester-long study abroad at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso.  After my adventures in Chile, my Spanish had improved immensely and I became a world-traveling addict. I realized that while people may act differently from you, eat strange foods, were raised differently, hold different beliefs, and even look different from you, we all have one thing in common... we are all human! We each have our own struggles, joys, and unique talents and gifts, etc.  I am always amazed at how different and yet, similar I am to the people I've met around the world. My hope is to inspire our students at TVOLS to commit to being lifelong learners and global citizens! We each have so much to contribute to the world! Learning Spanish is one of many ways we can bridge the gaps between people and connect as individuals! I look forward to my adventures here as a teacher of TVOLS Spanish and look forward to an exciting school year!

Profesora Hendrix

Sciences

Mr. E.J. Wood

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Mr. E.J. Wood

Mr. Wood is originally from Fulton, Kentucky.  He graduated from Lambuth University in 2005 where he played baseball and football for the Eagles (NAIA/Mid-South Conference).  Upon graduation Coach Wood married his high school sweetheart (Grace) and moved to Memphis where he taught at a residential treatment facility for behaviorally and emotionally disturbed students from all over the southeast.  While in Memphis, Coach Wood, spent time working in minor league baseball for the Memphis Redbirds (AAA-Cardinals).  Mr. Wood joins TVOLS after spending the last 11 years in Wilson County teaching Science and Physical Education and coaching baseball at Watertown High School.

Mr. Wood is married to Grace (Moss) Wood.  They have two beautiful daughters, Ensley (8) and Ellie (6).  The couple and their family reside in Lebanon, TN.

Social Studies

Mrs. Savanna Hale

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Mrs. Savanna Hale

Hello! I'm Mrs. Hale! 

I absolutely love all things history and am so excited to be working with students through TVOLS! It is my hope for all of my students to leave my classes more prepared to be a better citizen! 

Language Arts

Mrs. Jess Payne

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Mrs. Jess Payne

Hi everyone! I teach English primarily and I absolutely love it! I have always loved reading and the way that a good book and a comfy chair can take you anywhere in space and time. It is one of my favorite pastimes. I am currently getting my Masters of Teaching and my Masters of Education in ESL. When I'm not studying or working I love to bake or cook something odd or go exploring with my husband, Taylor, and our three dogs (Tabby, Highway, and Dutchess). We also have five cats who dislike everything about outside with its rain and its utter lack of air conditioning. 

Adjunct and Part-time Teachers

French

Mr. John Turvaville

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Mr. John Turvaville

Preferred email: turvavillej@wcschools.com

Office Hours: 3:30-4:00 M-F

Mr. Turvaville holds a Bachelors from Brigham Young University, a Masters from the University of Mississippi, and has completed post-graduate studies at the University of Tennessee. He has spent 24 years teaching French at every level from introductory classes through AP including 12 years teaching French for the University of Tennessee.

Geometry

Ms. Laura Brown

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Ms. Laura Brown

Ms. Brown prefers to be reached through her Remind account. This information will be provided via the syllabus for the course. 

 

Math

Mrs. Lydia Young

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Mrs. Lydia Young

Preferred Email: younglyd100@wcschools.com

Mrs. Young does not have preferred office hours, she will respond to all emails as soon as she is able.