Faculty Directory

  • Sam Gleason

    Middle School Latin

    B.A. English – University of Tennessee

    B.A. Classics – University of Tennessee

    M.A. Literature – University of the South

    M.A. History – University of Tennessee

    MLitt – Middlebury College

    When it comes to Latin and the study of classical languages, poetry and history, I believe firmly that we learn for life, not for school: “non scholar sed vitae.”

    • gleason@esknoxville.org
  • Margaret Googe

    Fifth Grade

    B.A. Elementary Education — Wake Forest University

    I teach because I love to learn and I want to share that love with my students. 

    • (865) 777-4216
    • googe@esknoxville.org
  • Brandi Guerry

    6th Grade Language Arts/Literature

    B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies – Abilene Christian University

    I hope to encourage students to be lifelong learners by providing a safe and engaging environment where children can discover more about themselves and the world around them. 

    • (865) 777-9032
    • bguerry@esknoxville.org
  • Jen Hackett

    Junior Kindergarten

    B.A. Early Childhood Education (birth-3rd) — University of Tennessee of Chattanooga

    M.A. Supervision and Instruction — Lincoln Memorial University

    I believe that every child is special and unique. Each child has personality traits and cognitive ideas that make a classroom a special, dynamic place. It is my job as a teacher to take children’s interests, thoughts and ideas to then inspire them to dig deeper for reasoning, questions, and answers. I do this by having a personal relationship with my students, creating a confortable/positive learning environment, and by continuing my own individual pedagogical formation.

    • (865) 777-4211
    • hackett@esknoxville.org
  • Gay Hall

    Fourth Grade Assistant

    A.A. – Emory at Oxford College

    B.A. English – Agnes Scott College

    • hall@esknoxville.org
  • Philip Hoffman

    MS Art

    B.A. Fine Art, Metalsmithing and Jewelry–Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

    M.F.A. Metalsmithing and Jewelry–Towson University

    M.S. Education, Teacher Ed. and Art Ed.–University of Tennessee

    I believe in the power of Art.  My studio based classes are designed to introduce students to a variety of Art techniques and processes.  My intention is to stimulate and support their personal growth through their art-making.


    • (865) 218-4453
    • hoffman@esknoxville.org
  • Jeannie Hoover

    Fourth Grade

    B.F.A. Communication Design – University of Tennessee

    M.S. Multicultural Education (Emphasis: Reading) – University of Colorado, Boulder

    Learning is a natural process that is nurtured in a loving, safe environment.  I believe children need to be marinated in good literature.  They need to be read to, read with and read by themselves. Reading and writing need to be integrated into all subjects with rich, hands-on activities.

    • (865) 218-4471
    • hoover@esknoxville.org
  • Sheau-Fei Huang

    Mandarin Chinese

    B.S. Foreign Languages & Literatures – National Taiwan University

    M.S. Special Education – University of Tennessee

    The goal of my teaching is to engage students in active learning.  I strive to create a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which each student can develop a deep appreciation for the subject, himself/herself and each other.

    • (865) 777-4218
    • huang@esknoxville.org
  • Sara Huff

    6th/7th Grade Math

    B.A. – Carson Newman College

    M.A. – University of Tennessee – Knoxville

    I believe that all students can be successful in math because there are different ways to get the correct answer. As in life, mistakes will happen, but it is what you learn from it that matters.

    • (865) 777-9032
    • shuff@esknoxvile.org
  • Megan Jenkins

    Third Grade

    B.S. Psychology – University of Tennessee

    M.S. Elementary Education (K-6) – University of Tennessee

    I believe that every child is a unique individual with endless potential — it is our job as a community to work together to unlock that potential through the means that work best for each unique individual. 

    • (865) 218-4463
    • jenkins@esknoxville.org