Schoolwide Staff

Schoolwide Staff

Jennifer Gilliam, Educational Assistant

I was raised in Mt. Pleasant. I live on a farm with my husband Clay, and our three children:  Codell, Carter, and Brooklyn. I have worked at MPES since 2015. I love my job and working with kids. They are so much fun to be around!

Rachel Farris, Educational Assistant

Rachel Farris has been a teacher at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School since 2015. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Prior to having children, she taught Kindergarten and Second Grade from 2003-2008. Rachel was born and raised in Columbia, Tennessee. She lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband Byran and two children, Chaney and Cole. In her spare time, she enjoys family time, ballgames, organizing, traveling, and helping her husband with beekeeping.

Amy Odom, Educational Assistant

Assistant High School Basketball Coach

Megan Chatman, Director Family Resource Center


Hello! I was born and raised in Tennessee. I am a loving wife and a proud mother of a daughter and a son. I have worked at Mt. Pleasant Elementary since 2014 and feel blessed to get to work with an amazing faculty and staff. My first year at MPES I worked as a head start assistant for the pre-k (which I loved) but when the position for the Family Resource Center Clerk came available, it really caught my eye. I have always enjoyed helping those in need and this position just seem perfect for me. It’s a joy working with Mr. Baker (he is definitely one of a kind)! Our mission at the FRC is to give kids a chance for a better life by strengthening families and I'm so happy to be a part of a rewarding program!!!

Erin Lintzenich, ELL

Originally from Southern Illinois, I came to Tennessee in 2011 to attend college at Trevecca Nazarene University. I knew since 3rd Grade I wanted to be a teacher and work with children.  I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Education in 2013 then, went on to obtain my Masters of Art in Teaching with an endorsement in ELL in 2014.  I began teaching as a General Education teacher in 2014, previously teaching 2nd grade and Kindergarten in different districts in Middle Tennessee.  I moved to be an ELL teacher because I have a passion for the ELL population.  I'm looking forward to an exciting year here in Mt. Pleasant!

Teri Evitts, School Psychologist

Catie Slonaker, Cafeteria Manager

Laura McKissack, Cafeteria Assistant Manager

Christy Derryberry, Cafeteria Staff

Barry Dishman, Cafeteria Staff

Jamie Lyon, Cafeteria Staff

Manning, Cafeteria Staff

Tom Sharpe, Custodian