(Department of Defense Education Activity)
Director of Education-Edgewood Baptist Church
Adjunct teacher-Murray State University
BS in Ed, 1968; MA in Ed, 1980
26 years –7/8/9 math, pre algebra, and Algebra I
3 years high school Algebra I and Algebra II
1 ½ math consulting teacher for Clarksville-Montgomery Co. Schools
Member of various mathematics organizations: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Middle Tennessee Mathematics Teachers; Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association; Tennessee Teaching with Technology.
I presented at several national and state conferences.
Member of NEA, TEA, and Clarksville-Montgomery Co. Retired Teachers Association.
Nominated for Presidential Award for Excellence and TEA Distinguished Classroom Teacher and was also listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers.
Member, Elder, Sunday school teacher and choir member of First Christian Church in Clarksville.
Enjoy travelling, Zumba, water aerobics, visiting and playing with my 5 grandchildren.
Card making, Bunko, and canasta
Degrees conferred: (APSU)
37 years in Education, Special Education and Guidance
(Ft. Campbell Jr. High School, Mahaffey Middle, Barkley Extension, Marshall Elementary, Andre Lucas Elementary, and Jackson Elementary
Professional Association Membership
Bachelor of Science (APSU), Master of Arts Rank 1 (APSU)
Ten years in middle and high school
38 years Principal (Lincoln Elementary School, Ft. Campbell, KY)
Held 50-year Anniversary at Lincoln Elementary
Principal at first school built in DDESS
University Mentor at APSU for last 7 years
Interests: Physical fitness and raising dwarf rabbits as a hobby
Degrees conferred: BS, MA, Austin Peay State University
+30 Hours from Murray State University.
Classroom experience: 7 years. American Government, American History, Health & PE.
Administration experience: 31years as Elementary Principal in Christian County, KY.
Educational activities/positions/honors/awards: College: Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Kappa Delta Pi, Campus Personality, MVP in all Sports Sr. year at APSU. Public Education: President of Christian County Teachers Association, Director of Kentucky Association of School Administrators(KASA). Millbrooke School Gymnasium named after me on the school's 50th Anniversary. The Don Holmes Academic Award is given yearly to the top student at Millbrooke School.
Current activities/interests: I am currently in my 19th year as a University Mentor at APSU. I have 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. My wife and I like to travel, do yard work and are involved in our local church. I love Facebook and keeping up with former students!
Joan graduated from Cal State University Fullerton with a degree in Physical Education, and M.S. in Educational Administration/Supervision. Joan has worked for the past thirty years as a teacher, middle school assistant principal and K-12 principal.
As middle school assistant principal Joan represented her staff for the Distinguished School award, created a student leadership, parent and community outreach program, implemented the ELL program, conducted new teacher training, mentored teachers for The Language Arts Standards proficiency, and conducted articulation workshops with elementary feeder schools. Joan was recognized by local T.V. networks and the National Council of Alcohol for her "Just Say No" program.
Bachelor of Science, APSU, 1987
Reading Specialist Endorsement 1987
Master of Arts in Education, APSU, 199
15 years as a teacher in Cheatham County in grades 4-8
8 years as a teacher in Nashville Metro in grades 6-8
2 years in Nashville Metro as a literacy coach
West Cheatham Elementary School Distinguished Teacher, 1990
Sycamore Middle School Teacher of the Year, 1996
Cheatham County Middle School Teacher of the Year, 1996
Joelton Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2010
Spending time with grandchildren, church activities, reading, traveling
1968, Bachelor of Science, George Peabody College for Teachers; 1970, Master of Arts, George Peabody College for Teachers; 1986, Doctor of Education, Vanderbilt University.
1967-68, Demonstration and Research Center in Early Education, George Peabody College for Teachers; 1968-71, Fifth Grade Teacher, Glenview Elementary School, Metro Nashville Public Schools; 1984, Teaching Assistant, Vanderbilt University; 2003-2012, Associate Professor, Trevecca Nazarene University.
1971-1992, Principal, Metro Nashville Public Schools at Robertson Academy, Providence, Murrell, and Carter Lawrence; 1992-1998, Associate Executive Director, Phi Delta Kappa International, Bloomington, IN; 1998-2003, Executive Director, Phi Delta Kappa International, Bloomington, IN; 2003-2012, Coordinator, Educational Leadership Program, Trevecca Nazarene University.
1974-75, President, Metro Nashville Education Association; 1977-78, President, Tennessee Education Association; 1991-92, International Vice President, Phi Delta Kappa; Service Award, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation; Member, Board of Directors, MetroCenter Retired Teachers Apartments; Travel to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Egypt, England, Wales, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia, Malta, Montenegro.
Semi-retired. Interests—Reading related to American education and American history
Professional Interests: School Governance, Accountability, Collective Bargaining, Desegregation, Diversity
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point B. S. in Home Economics 1969
Austin Peay State University M.A. ED. 1986
Pre-K Teacher 1st Baptist Day Care Center 1975-1977 4 yr. old class
Pre-K Teacher Immaculate Conception Preschool 1977-1979 4 yr. old class
Barksdale Elementary School (CMCSS) 1/1980- 5/1980 6th grade
Norman Smith Elementary School (CMCSS) 8/1980- 5/2009
Taught a variety of levels:
Grade 4 (1980-1990)
Split 4/5 (1990-1991)
Grade 5 (1991-2004)
Looping Class Grade 3 and 4 (2004-2006)
Science Lab Title 1 Instructor (2006-2009)
TN Retired Teachers’ Association
Clarksville Montgomery Co. Retired Teachers’ Association
NEA/TEA member entire professional career
Delta Kappa Gamma- have served as Vice-President and Recording Secretary
National Science Teacher’s Association National Convention Presenter (1992;1993;1995;1997)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Convention Presenter (1992;1993)
Served Norman Smith Elementary in various leadership roles: Team Leader; Science Fair Co-Ordinator; Support Team; In-service Presenter; Grant Receiver from various sources (over a 10 yr. period)
1991 4_H Oranizational Leader of the Year Award
1994 AAUW Eleanor Roosevelt Foundation Honoree- local chapter
Distinguished Classroom Teacher Smith Elem. 1987; 1988; 1995; 1999; 2005 (finalist)
Teacher of the Year Smith Elem. 1988; 1990; 1995; 1996; 2000
CMCSS Teacher of the Year K-4 1988
CMCSS Teacher of the Year 5-8 1995; 1999
WSMV Apple for the Teacher Award 1999
Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award 1998
TN Science Teacher Association Teacher of the Year Elem. Level 1996; 2008
TN Energy Leader of the Year 2006
Member of the Gateway Medical Center Volunteer Auxilliary
Regular Volunteer at the Clarksville Customs House and Cultural Center
Immaculate Conception Parish Council of Catholic Women- various activities
Friend of the Public Library
Reading; Travel; Cooking; Gardening
Grandmother of 5 ( 2 sets of twins and a single / 2 girls; 3 boys)
Mother of a US Army active duty physician
Eric Merideth graduated from Austin Peay State University in 1974 with a B.S. in history and in 1975 with an M.A. in Education. After he began teaching at his high school alma mater in 1977 he soon completed 30 more semester hours in education. He greatly enjoyed teaching at Waverly Central High School from 1977-2011. He started out teaching economics and progressed through most of the social sciences.
In 1982, Eric started Merideth Awards & Engraving and began selling awards of all kinds, first to schools, and then to the community. His wife Shelia Kay Merideth sold her shoe shop, Village Shoes, in 1992 and took over Merideth Awards full time. Shelia and Eric continue to work at Merideth Awards in Waverly.
During the years, Eric has taught history classes for UT Martin and shortly after Humphreys County built a community college, he taught American history classes for Columbia State Community College and continued when it changed to Nashville State Community College.
While fishing, hunting, and tennis were favorite hobbies of the past, he has settled into part-time golf.
If you ever run into someone who can instantly tell you the capital of Nicaragua, ask them if they went to Waverly Central High School and took my world geography class. There’s a good chance they did.
Degrees conferred: B.S. M.A. +30
Classroom experience: 28 years Elementary Physical Education;
6th grade internship; substitute: 4th grade, 7& 8th grade math
Educational activities/positions/honors/awards: Delta Kappa Gamma 71-present; Past President of CMCEA 72-73; TEA Board of Directors 74-77; TEA Chairperson Human Relations 75-76; Chairperson TEA Testing Committee 76; Superintendent’s Study Council Task Force on Testing 76-77; State Advisory Council for Teacher Education and Certification 75-79; Delegate to eight NEA Representative Assemblies; Team member of three NCATE visiting teams; NEA International Relations Committee 77-79; NEA Delegate to three Human and Civil rights Conferences; ACS Chairperson and teacher of ESL in Heidelberg Germany 88-91; Past President CMCRTA 10-12; CMCRTA Legislative Chr. 12-14; TRTA Membership Committee 12-13; DKG Distinctive Service Award 07; DKG Xi State Order of the Rose 10; TEA Distinguished Classroom Teacher 2002; CMCSS Teacher of the Year 02; Darden Dolphin Award 02; ACS Five-Hundred hour pin with two year guard for volunteer work 91; Outstanding Young Women 73-74; Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities 64; Kappa Delta Pi 64; Outstanding Young Women 73-74; National Red Cross Award of Merit 63.
Current activities/interests: caring for my 95 yr. old mother, travel, reading, painting, church work and community activities.
University of Kentucky undergraduate in Special Education (k-12) Learning and Behavior Disorders and Elementary Education (K-8).
Murray State University – Rank II.
33 years in Special Education (primary level) and 1 year in the at risk 4 year old program
Professional Community Leadership Committee Member, Reading Vertical Team Member, Co-Chairman of Parent’s Reading Night, Leadership Position (Team Leader) for Infinite Campus and Special Education Teachers, Doughnuts for Dads, Pizza, Pages, and Pajamas, Read Like a Rock Star, Backpack Project, Muffins for Moms, Western Reading Roundup, Godfather’s Night, Easy Economics, Talent Show, and Santa’s Christmas Store.
Honors and Awards:
Teacher of the Year for Indian Hills Elementary School (2011-2012); University of Kentucky’s Dean List in the College of Education, Lance’s Junior Honorary Fraternity, and Alpha Gamma Delta Academic Bowl.
Enjoying family life and semi-retirement. I am getting ready to be a first time grandmother this Halloween (2012)! I love to work in the yard, decorate my house, take long walks, travel, work out, and be with family and friends.
Bachelor of Science - Middle Tennessee State University
Masters of Education ( Curriculum and Instructions) - Middle Tennessee State University.
+45 hours from Tennessee State University
1976-1981- Metro-Nashville Public Schools; Nashville, TN.
Kindergarten teacher ( Ross and Inglewood Elementary Schools) 1981-1999- Cheatham County Schools
Kindergarten and second grade teacher ( Pleasant View Elementary School) 1999-2012- Cheatham County Schools
Fifth grade teacher in Reading and Language Arts ( Sycamore Middle School)
I was awarded Teacher of the Year in my school in 1986 and 2002. I was also awarded Teacher of the Year for Cheatham County in 1997. I was privileged to serve on the committee to do research for the Appalachian Educational
Research Institute. From 2003-2012, I served as a mentoring trainer for Cheatham County Schools.
I currently serve as a Sunday School teacher at my church with four year olds. I love spending time with my
family on vacations and holidays. My hobbies include: shopping, reading, traveling, and doing home renovations. I also enjoy watching sports with my husband.
Marydith Weakley Young
My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family. I have four children and one grandchild. A great deal of my time is spent sitting in gyms throughout Middle Tennessee as my husband is Clarksville High School’s basketball coach. I also paint and refinish furniture for my antiques booth at Ms. Lucille’s. It’s so wonderful to be back at Austin Peay! It’s like coming home again.