Principal Bio

Mr. Michael Hickman, Principal

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Mr. Michael Hickman, Principal

Office: 615.754.6688 

hickmmic100@wcschools.com

Michael Hickman has been an educator since 1996. He has taught several grade levels a well as coached baseball and basketball. He was selected as assistant principal in Rutherford County in 2004 at Rock Springs Elementary and as principal in 2009 at Buchanan Elementary School. During his time as principal, his school was recognized for many local, state, and national awards to include being named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2015. 

Mr. Hickman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1996, Masters of Education in Educational Leadership in 2004 from Trevecca, and his Educational Specialist degree in 2015 from Middle Tennessee State University. Additionally, Mr. Hickman is a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard. Since his enlistment in 1992, he has held many positions and is currently an instructor. At his current assignment, he instructs guard members, reservists, and active military to further their careers. He was deployed in 2003-2004 in support of OIF/OEF.

 

Assistant Principal Bio

Mrs. Chareda Sims, Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Chareda Sims, Assistant Principal

Office: 615.754.6688 ext. 5803

simscha100@wcschools.com

Mrs. Sims has been an educator since the year 2000. She taught for 5 years and was a middle school counselor for 1 year in Gadsden, Alabama before moving to Tennessee. After relocating to Tennessee, she taught for 1 year and was a school counselor for 5 years with Metro Nashville Public Schools, before being promoted to an Assistant Principal position in the district. She spent the last 5 years as an administrator in MNPS, before accepting her current position at MJMS. She holds a B.S. degree in Elementary (K-6) Education and a M.S. degree in School Counseling, both obtained at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. She also holds additional certifications in Educational Administration and Instructional Coaching from Lipscomb University.

Assistant Principal Bio

Mr. Jeremy Willis, Assistant Principal

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Mr. Jeremy Willis, Assistant Principal

Office: 615.754.6688 ext. 5899

willisj@wcschools.com

Mr. Willis graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he earned a B.S. in History Education with a minor in English. He earned a Masters In Administration from MTSU. He has been an educator since 1993 and has been in Wilson County Schools since 1997.

Mrs. Melissa Butcher, Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Melissa Butcher, Assistant Principal

butcherm@wcschools.com

Mrs. Butcher has been in education since 2005, which includes eleven years as a Language Arts, middle school teacher and two years as a district-wide instructional coach. Mrs. Butcher holds a Bachelor's degree from Tennessee Tech University and a Master's degree from Bethel University. 

She served as our Pipeline Principal throughout the Spring and Fall of 2018 and did a wonderful job. We are excited to have her on our administrative staff indefinitely.