Angela Jackson

ADI am excited to be a PreK teacher at MPES. I graduated with my BS and Masters degree from the University of North Alabama in Florence.  It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.

I was raised and attended school here in Mt. Pleasant. Because of that I have a great love for our school and community. I have 3 daughters: Carley, Colby, and Creslee. They keep me very busy playing soccer, softball, basketball, tumbling and dance classes.  When I'm not at school I love spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to another successful school year and the opportunity to watch children learn and grow.

Cindy Tomlin

I grew up in Culleoka, TN, and previously taught kindergarten at Culleoka School. I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary and early childhood education from David Lipscomb University and  my master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University. I am the proud mom of four wonderful sons -- Andrew, Ben, Toby, and Ryan. I enjoy reading, walking, cooking, and spending time with family. I look forward to another awesome school year of growing and learning! Thank you for sharing your precious children with me!

Sarah Southworth

I started teaching at MPES the fall of the 2003.  I received my bachelors degree from Tennessee Technological University and my masters and educational specialist degree from MTSU.  I am certified to teach Pre-K thru First Grade special education and Pre-K thru Fourth Grade general education.

I am married to Jeff Southworth and we have two children together; Ben and Lucy Jane.  They keep me and Jeff very busy.  Ben enjoys playing just about all sports including golf, baseball, football, and basketball.  Lucy Jane enjoys playing softball and dancing.  They both enjoy playing outside and spending time with each other.  I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, and exercising.  


Judy Chapman, Assistant


Connie Hyatt, Assistant

I have been a Pre-K Asst. for 14 years. My husbands name is Jason and we have been married 25 years.  We have two sons and one daughter. We have three amazing grandkids, Sarah that will be in the fourth grade this year at MPES, and Ryan that will be in Kindergarten at MPES and Savannah that lives in Lawrenceburg.

Edie Ainsworth, AssistantEdiePic

Edie Ainsworth has been with us since March, 2018.  She has her Child Development Associate, and is a Highly Qualified Para-Professional. Edie is originally from Northeast Ohio, but has called Columbia, TN her home since 1990.

When she is not working at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, Edie is spending time with her husband, Bob, and her three grandchildren. Her passion is seeing students thrive and learn new things every day. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, and traveling.

Jessica Wessels, CDC Assistant