Faculty Directory

  • Beth Talmadge

    Junior Kindergarten 3 Teacher

    • btalmadge@esknoxville.org
  • Jack Talmadge

    Head of School

    B.S. Biology – Hampden-Sydney College

    M.A. Educational Leadership & Administration – George Washington University

    Ph.D. Educational Leadership, Administration & Policy – George Washington University

    • (865) 777-9032 ext. 222
    • talmadge@esknoxville.org
  • Brett Tannhauser

    Middle School Physical Education/Technology/Science

    B.A. in Communications/Journalism — University of Tennessee

    K-8 Education — Western Governors University

    M.A. Teaching K-8 — Western Governors University

    Technology in the classroom is not only necessary to engage students, but it is an essential tool for the future. Every day our lives become more deeply ingrained in technology. I believe it is my job to build the solid foundation for the students to build upon. Students need to have the skills and confidence to handle anything that they might be faced with in the future.

    • tannhauser@esknoxville.org
  • Nicole Taylor

    Kindergarten Assistant

    • ntaylor@esknoxville.org
  • Isabel Urdal

    Third Grade Assistant

    Liberal Arts – College de Maisonneauue

    • urdal@esknoxville.org
  • Tracy Ward

    Lower School Music Teacher & Chapel Music Coordinator

    B.S. Music Education – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Orff Schulwerk Level I

    Kodály Certificate – Kodály Institute at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

    “There is no complete spiritual life without music, for the human soul has regions which can be illuminated only by music.” – Zoltán Kodály

    • tward@esknoxville.org
  • Brooks Whitcomb

    Middle School Math and Technology Teacher

    BS Elementary Education – Otterbein University
    Gifted Education Endorsement/Certification – Wright State University
    “I’m starting with the man in the mirror
    I’m asking him to change his ways
    And no message could have been any clearer—
    if you wanna make the world a better place
    take a look at yourself and then make a change”
                                                     Michael Jackson
    • bwhitcomb@esknoxville.org
  • Maggie Whitt

    Acorns to Oaks Instructor

    • mwhitt@esknoxville.org
  • Jessie Winston

    Middle School Art Teacher

    Bachelor of Fine Arts – University of Tennessee

    Masters in Teaching – University of Tennessee

    • jwinston@esknoxville.org
  • Lynn Wise

    Kindergarten Assistant & Morning Care

    B.S. Psychology — Wofford College

    • wise@esknoxville.org