Faculty Directory

  • Katie Appleby

    First Grade Assistant

    1st Grade Assistant

    B.A History – University of Tennessee

    • appleby@esknoxville.org
  • Cameron Basden

    Social Studies

    B.A. American Studies — University of Washington

    Pending M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction — Western Governors University (grad. 2016)

    Active and project-based learning is critical to not only a student’s learning experience, but also in fostering and creating engaged and interested learners. 

    • 865-218-4470
    • basden@esknoxville.org
  • Chris Bishop

    First Grade

    B.S. Elementary Education

    M.S. Educational Psychology

    Kids learn best through interacting with their world and through discovery. We use a hands-on approach throughout the curriculum and encourage kids to wonder and ask questions. I believe in taking kids where they are and finding ways to challenge and encourage them and take them as far as they can go in developmentally appropriate ways.

    • (865) 218-4454
    • bishop@esknoxville.org
  • Melissa Bornemann

    Fourth Grade

    B.S. Marketing – University of Tennessee

    M.A. Teaching – Carson-Newman

    Effective learning requires a collaboration between teacher, student and parents, grounded in mutual respect and trust. 

    • (865) 218-4483
    • bornemann@esknoxville.org
  • Marsha Brophy

    MS Physical Education & Wellness

    B.S. Education with a concentration in Human Performance and Sport Studies – MS Physical Education

    Certified Trainer–American College of Sports Medicine

    Middle School students need an encouraging environment to take on physical challenges.  My goal is to provide a well rounded program where students can develop skills, increase fitness and have a positive experience in P.E.

    • (865) 777-9032 ext. 307
    • brophy@esknoxville.org
  • Pam Buhl

    Jr. Kindergarten 3 Assistant

    B.A. Psychology – University of Tennessee – Knoxville

    • (865) 777-9032
    • pbuhl@esknoxville.org
  • Anna Calhoun


    B.F.A – Santa Fe University of Art and Design

    B. Ed. – Lincoln Memorial University

    Art enables us to perceive, evaluate and express personal experiences unique to each of us. It is my desire to provide fun and meaningful art making that fosters our students creative potential and to see and perceive their world in new ways. 

    • (865) 218-4499
    • calhoun@esknoxville.org
  • Melissa Callahan

    Communications Director

    B.S. Sport Management – University of Tennessee

    M.S. Journalism & Electronic Media – University of Tennessee

    • (865) 218-4476
    • callahan@esknoxville.org
  • Daisy Chen

    LS Mandarin Chinese

    • (865) 777-9032
    • dchen@esknoxville.org
  • Monica Chesnutt

    Second Grade Assistant

    B.A. English Literature – University of Tennessee

    • chesnutt@esknoxville.org