Mr. Steve Maclin
Principal
To Contact Mr. Steve Maclin
E-Mail: SMaclin@tipton-county.com
Phone: (901) 475-5900

Coach Maclin is CMS's Principal. Mr. Maclin received his Masters in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University and his Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Memphis in Education for Grades 1-8. He is highly qualified in Math for 6-8 and Algebra. He is a Career Ladder I teacher. Prior to beginning his principalship, Mr. Maclin taught 8th grade Algebra I, was School Wide Math Coach, and was assistant principal.




















Mrs. Tonia Beard

Assistant Principal

To Contact Mrs. Beard
E-Mail: TBeard@tipton-county.com
(901) 475-5900

Meet Mrs. Beard. She is CMS's new assistant principal and this is her first year serving the education leadership team.
My name is Tonia Bond-Beard. I have been married for 15 years and have two children, ages 12 and 7. I received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1998. 
Prior to obtaining an administrative position, I taught 6th grade Reading/Language Arts and have taught 6th grade Social Studies and 7th grade Reading/Language Arts.

I am a firm believer that, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”-Nelson Mandela
















Mrs. Shelley Gough

Curriculum Coordinator and Testing

Assistant Principal

To Contact Mrs. Shelley Gough
E-Mail: LGough@tipton-county.com
Phone: (901) 475-5900

My name is Shelley Gough. I have been married to Tim Gough, an assistant principal at Dexter Elementary, for 29 years. We have two sons, Cody 16 and Colton 15.

I graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2007 with a Masters in Educational Leadership, North Carolina University in 2006 with a Masters in Theology, the University of Memphis in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and Shelby State Community College with an Associate of Science degree.

My goal is to graciously encourage every student, correct them lovingly, and instruct them patiently. I hope that each student will leave our school not only academically more advanced, but with a higher self-esteem and level of confidence as well. Learning, in my opinion, is not just information passed on; it is one life invested in another. My objective is for each student to excel and exceed their fullest potential.

When not at school, I love traveling, four wheeling, and gardening.