Submitted New teachers at Fairlane Elementary School include: (from left) Terra Pryor, Kennedy Harper, Hannah Hughes, Paige Hancock, Megan Troutt and Aubrey Kemp.

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New teachers at Fairlane Elementary School include: (from left) Terra Pryor, Kennedy Harper, Hannah Hughes, Paige Hancock, Megan Troutt and Aubrey Kemp.

The Macon County School System has 20 new instructors this fall.

Some of those individuals include:

Countywide career coach

Marla Davis

Davis is the academic career coach covering Red Boiling Springs High, Red Boiling Springs Junior High, Macon County High and Macon County Junior High. Davis attended Macon County schools and has lived in the county for most of her life. Davis is married with two adult children, and she also has a dachshund. She has a bachelor's degree in business and a master's degree in school counseling. She spent more than 25 years in information-technology roles in the health care industry, often traveling and serving in management as well. In an effort to travel less, Davis decided to look into a career change in order to remain closer to home, working toward a degree in counseling. During her internship, she realized that she had a passion for career counseling. She hopes to help students plan so that they can achieve their post-graduation career goals.

Central Elementary School

Lindsey Hall

Hall graduated from Trousdale County High School and received her bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University, where she was accepted into the teacher education program. She began her college career at Volunteer State Community College and will be teaching second grade. During her time at TSU, she served as a junior apprentice in a first-grade classroom at Guild Elementary and in a fourth-grade classroom at Union STEM and Demonstration School, both of which are located in Sumner County. In her senior year, she worked as a student teacher in a second-grade classroom at Central Elementary School. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming, kayaking and playing with her two puppies. She has also volunteered as a youth softball coach for six years, serving as both a head and assistant coach for minor and major league programs.

Taylor Mungle

Mungle was born and raised in Lafayette and graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in elementary education. She will be teaching third grade. For her first two years of college, she attended Volunteer State Community College and received an associate's degree in elementary education. She is married to Ethan Mungle and enjoys shopping, decorating and spending time with friends and family.

Macon County High School

Kyle Gregory

Gregory was born and raised in Hartsville and graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a degree in physical education. He's been teaching and coaching for the past five years. Gregory is married to his wife Stacey, and they recently welcomed their first child, Luke Mims Gregory. He is almost three months old. Gregory enjoys spending time with his family and anything football-related.

Paul Pierson

Pierson has been teaching and coaching for 15 years. He is a Jacksonville (Florida) University graduate, having played football there while majoring in business administration. Pierson has been married for 10 years to his wife Katrina, and they have three dogs -- Buddy, Curly and Marylynn. He enjoys finishing, traveling and watching football.

Holly Wix

Wix is a Macon County native and currently resides in Lafayette with her husband Jason their two children, 15-year-old Hayden and 10-year-old Adasen. She is a 1996 graduate of Macon County High, and she earned a bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University in 2000 and a master's degree from Belmont University in 2002. She has been teaching for 13 years, and she will be a business teacher at Macon County High. Wix also owns a small, online apparel imaging and gifts business and often attends her children's sporting events in her free time.

Aaron Walls

Walls will serve as an agriculture teacher at Macon County High. He was born and raised in Cookeville, and his family raised beef cattle and ran a farm-fresh produce business. He is a 2014 graduate of Cookeville High School, where he was active in the Future Farmers of America, participating in three national competitions. While in college at Tennessee Tech, Walls served as the Middle Tennessee State Vice President for the Tennessee FFA chapter, and he was also an active member in the Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers. For the past year, Walls student-taught under the direction of Stacey Dickerson, the animal science instructor at Macon County High School. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education in May. Walls will be teaching AgriScience and greenhouse management.

Macon County Junior High School

Aundrea Paredes

Paredes is a recent graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. Paredes has a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies, sixth through eighth-grade social studies. Before changing her college major in an attempt to become a teacher, Paredes served as a substitute teacher in Macon County. During that period of time, Paredes also helped her mother get her classroom ready for her first year of teaching. It was then that she realized that she wanted to teach. Many students came into her life during her journey to become a teacher, with some giving her nicknames such as Miss Jack or Miss P. Paredes says that she is eager and excited to begin her teaching career in her hometown of Lafayette.

Lafayette Elementary School

Courtney Gann

Gann will be teaching fourth grade at LES this year after four years as a second-grade teacher at Westmoreland Elementary School. She graduated from Macon County High School in 2011 and earned her degree from Tennessee State University in 2015. She is married to Sgt. Derrick Gann of the Lafayette Police Department, and the two enjoy traveling, fitness, going to church and spending time at home with their pets. She was inspired to become a teacher while she was a student in Robbie Trent's kindergarten class and is excited to begin teaching in her hometown.

Janna Austin

Austin has been a special education assistant at LES for five years and is moving into a new role as a fourth-grade teacher. She graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, and Austin was born and raised in Macon County. Her parents are June Holland and the late J.W. Holland, and she will be celebrating four years of marriage with John Austin in October. They have two children, 3-year-old Jonathan and 16-month-old Josalynn.

Fairlane Elementary School

Terra Pryor

Pryor is the 24-year-old daughter of Kim Wakefield and the late Jerry Wakefield, and she will be teaching physical education at Fairlane. She will also be coaching a fifth and sixth-grade girls basketball team and assisting girls basketball teams at the junior-high and high-school levels. She was a 2013 graduate of Macon County High. In high school, she was a member of the basketball, soccer, track and field, and cross country teams. She received her bachelor's degree and master's degree from Cumberland University. She was a four-year member of the Cumberland women's basketball program, and while working to achieve her master's degree, she served as a graduate assistant for the women's basketball program.

Kennedy Harper

Harper is a first-grade teacher at Fairlane. She has a 7-year-old daughter, Aynsley, who is in second grade. Harper plans to marry her fiancé, Logan Gann, in February. Harper is life-long resident of Macon County and has attended Macon County schools throughout. She attended Volunteer State Community College, earning an associate's degree in elementary education. She then earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Tennessee State University. Harper also worked in child care for more than five years, in addition to tutoring students. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, crafting and watching movies.

Hannah Hughes

Hughes will be teaching first grade at Fairlane. She is the daughter of Jeff and Debbie Hughes and has always lived in Macon County. She always attended schools in Lafayette and graduated from Macon County High School in 2014. Following graduation, Hughes attended Volunteer State Community College and earned an associate's of science in teaching degree in 2016. She received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Tennessee State University in May. Hughes is engaged to Andrew Langford, and their wedding is planned for May.

Paige Hancock

Hancock is originally from Dallas but moved to Lafayette approximately seven years ago. Her mother, Chandra Wilson Molloy, was born and raised in the area, and she and Hancock visited the area as much as possible. She is married to Wes Hancock, who works at Tri-County Electric, and they have two children -- 6-year-old Paisley and 4-year-old Cole. Hancock graduated from Tennessee State University, and this will be her first year of teaching. She will serve as a Kindergarten teacher. She has more than five years of experience working in the school system, including serving as an after-school coordinator, teaching assistant, cheerleading coach and a student teacher.

Megan Troutt

Troutt grew up in Lafayette and graduated from Macon County High School. She received a bachelor's degree in special education from Tennessee Tech University. She is married to Logan Troutt, and they reside in Westmoreland with their three dogs. They have been married for three years, and they are currently building a house in Westmoreland.

Aubrey Kemp

Kemp will be teaching Kindergarten at Fairlane. Kemp is a life-long Macon County resident, having graduated from Macon County High in 2013. She attended Volunteer State Community College, earning an associate's degree, and then Tennessee State University, having graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in elementary education.

Red Boiling Springs Elementary School

Kathrine Greenhalgh

Greenhalgh has been a Macon County resident since age 4 and graduated from Macon County High School in 2015. She began her college career at Volunteer State Community College and received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Tennessee Technological University. She will be teaching fifth grade at RBS.

Red Boiling Springs High School

Sean Link

Link resides in Gallatin with his wife and their six children. Link graduated from Gallatin High School and from Lipscomb University, obtaining a masters degree in special education. Link worked in education at R.T. Fisher Alternative School and at Wilson Central High School. Link will serve as the Red Boiling Springs High head softball coach and offensive coordinator for the football program. He previously served as an assistant softball coach at Gallatin High for five seasons and the head freshman football coach at Wilson Central for one season.