Crestview Middle welcomes several new Chargers. From left to right in the photo are Miss Corrine Landry, 7th & 8th grade language arts; Mrs. Rhonda White, 7th grade math; Ms. Deborah Walker, 6th grade language arts; Mrs. Haley Spicer, 8th grade science; Mr. Brian Minton, 7th grade science; Mrs. Stearns, school counselor intern; Mr. Bradyn McClain, 7th grade social studies, Mr. Chris Butner, band director 6th through 12th grades; and Mr. Mark McClain, .
Miss Landry, from Millington, loves reading, writing, and anything artistic. She received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee at Martin. She is very excited to be at Crestview Middle and hopes everyone has a fantastic year.
Mrs. White, of Covington, enjoys spending time with her husband, Tim, and their son, Tanner. Her hobbies are enjoying swimming and being outside. Mrs. White received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee at Martin and master’s degree from Bethel University. She is thrilled to be teaching math at CMS. She loves seeing students learn and thrive.
Ms. Walker, from Bartlett, enjoys spending time with her daughter, Patria and her two and Micah Stewart. She enjoys dancing, writing, reading, acting, and loves being around her family and friends. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Memphis; in Guidance Counseling from Cambridge College, and her Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. She is excited to be teaching at CMS this school year. Her goal is to help students become more confident in communicating by motivating them to read, write, speak fluently, and become active listeners. As dance troupe coach, she’s had accomplishments in the past year advising dance troupe. At the semi-finals, in Dallas, TX, the dance troupe won first place and Best Showmanship. At the nationals in Orlando, FL, the dance troupe won first place in Hip-Hop Duo, and third place in Hip-Hop Production. She’s honored to continue as the sponsor and artistic director of dance troupe for the 2019-2020 school year.
Mrs. Spicer, of Tipton County, enjoys being with her husband, Reed, a teacher and coach at Brighton High School. She enjoys taking care of their in their backyard. They have 11 chickens, 4 goats, 2 cats, and 1 dog. There’s never a dull moment. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee at Martin. She is very excited to start this new year at CMS. She plans to create a warm, organized classroom environment so that her students will feel supported enough to give their all, all year long. She could not wait to meet her students and to have an awesome time at CMS.
Mr. Minton, of Atoka, enjoys spending time with his wife, Christy, and their four children, J. R., Mackenzie, Noelle, and Wyatt. In his spare time, Mr. Minton enjoys restoring old wood furniture and bringing old bicycles ‘back to life.’ He received his bachelor’s degree from Bethel University and his master’s degree from Union University. He looks forward to a great year and looks forward to helping his students face and overcome their obstacles.
Mrs. Stearns, of Brighton, enjoys being with her husband, Ben, and their two children, Arianne Allen and Elijah Stearns. She enjoys gardening in her spare time. She received her master’s degree from The University of Memphis. She is excited to be a part of the Crestview family. She hopes to bring a positive energy to the Crestview students and their families.
Mr. B. McClain, of Covington, enjoys golf, deer hunting, baseball, and basketball. He received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Memphis. He is excited for another school year and looks forward to a great first year at Crestview Middle. He looks forward to positively impacting the life of each child who walks through the front doors.
Mr. Butner received his bachelor’s degree in music at The University of Tennessee at Martin. He has served many roles throughout his education profession. He taught in Halls, TN in 2002, then became assistant band director and theater arts director, before becoming band director from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Butner has arranged and designed shows for area band programs. From 2014 to 2019, he was assistant band director at Westview High and director of Westview Jazz Band. He also was the director at Sharon Middle School and worked with Martin Middle School band.
Mr. M. McClain, of Covington, enjoys spending time with wife Crystal, two daughters, Isabella and Abigail, and son, John Mark. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing. He has earned two bachelors’ degrees from The University of Memphis and Purpose Institute, where he also has an associate. He has attended Dyersburg State Community College and has earned an associate degree there. He is a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church International, Tennessee District. He also serves on the Ministry Staff of the First United Pentecostal Church of Covington, TN. He has dreamt of having a career in education since he was young. He is excited to have the opportunity to enter the field of education this year. At Crestview Middle, his dream has become a reality.