Meet the Faculty/Staff

620 West Main Street
Brownsville, TN 38012
Phone: (731) 772-9053 Fax: (731) 772-4032
Resource Center: (731) 772-2330

Charles Byrum


Charles Byrum was appointed to the Principal position at Anderson Early Child Center in July 2013. He served as Assistant Principal at Haywood Middle School for three years. He is a native of Brownsville and a product of Haywood County Schools. He earned his degree in teaching from the University of Tennessee at Martin as well as a Master of Science in Education Degree with an emphasis in Supervision and Leadership. Mr. Byrum taught at Haywood High School and was the baseball coach there from 2002 to 2004. He was a SPED classroom teacher for three years then a Special Education Consulting Teacher at Covington High School where he served in varied leadership roles.  Mr. Byrum and his wife, Allyson, who teaches at Haywood High, have one son, JT.


Assistant Principal

Linda Giles Sanders is a native of Haywood County. She is a graduate of Haywood County High School and earned an Associate degree from Jackson State Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Tennessee at Martin. She has also done post graduate studies at Memphis State University and Union University. Mrs. Sanders’ education tenure started in 1974, and she has experience as an elementary teacher and literacy coach.

Teresa RUssell

Instructional Facilitator

Teresa Reece Russell is a native of Haywood County and attended Haywood County Schools K-12. She completed her Associates degree at Jackson State Community College, and her undergraduate work at the Lambuth University. She has her Master’s degree in Supervision and Leadership from University of Memphis. Mrs. Russell began her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher in 1994 and has served in various roles throughout the district. She is excited to be back at Anderson with our youngest students. She is married to Dr. Tom Russell, IV and has three children. Madison and Dannon are both graduates of Haywood High School and Reid is a student at HHS.


Charles Byrum, Principal

Linda Sanders, Assistant Principal

Teresa Russell, Instructional Facilitator

Dorothy Jackson, Counselor

Holly Austin, Secretary

Mandy Stokely, Financial Secretary

Lorraine Wolfe, Secretary

Debra Phillips, Family Resource Center

Zhanebria Henderson, Save the Children Coordinator

Tina Luster, Save the Children

Hannah Wakefield, ESL

Charlie Miller, SRO


Allison Ferrell, PK Teacher

Laurel Garrett, PK Teacher

Jamaica Kirby, PK Teacher

Tonya Madere, PK Teacher

Suzie May, PK Teacher

Krista Parker, PK Teacher

Leslie Phillips, PK Teacher

Pam Thomason, PK Teacher

Ariell White, PK Teacher

Angela Yoder, PK Teacher


T. J Crutchfield, K Teacher

Lauren Ellington, K Teacher

Brittany Ferrell, K Teacher

Crystal Foster, K Teacher

Kathryn Hassell, K Teacher 

Denise Hooser, K Teacher

Makinna Moore, K Teacher

Tracy Riddle

Denise Shead, K Teacher

Jessie Warren, K Teacher

Cheri Williams, K Teacher

Special education

Rebecca Briley, Inclusion

Beverly Grimes, Speech

Connie Allen, LRE

Tera Stephens, Blended Classroom

Tianna Wiley, Blended Classroom


Ginger Cunningham, Music

Nicole Henderson, STEM Lab

Amanda Masters, PE

Carleigh Taylor, Library

Beth Ann Smith, Art

Educational Assistants

Taniel Armour-Scott
Gwen Brown
Donna Byrum – LRE
Kim Conner, K Assistant
Ralanda Currie
Bianca Dickens
Mickie Duncan
Shannon Glover
Christy Henderson
Lakeisha Holmes – Blended Classroom
Cuwannia Kent
Virginia Kimble
Christine Kinnon
Tina Leek
Angela Palmer
Tucker Smith
Telisa Springfield
Tameka Taylor
Latoya Tyus, Blended Classroom
Caroline Wiley
Kasie Young


Gwen Isabel
Kiswaniah Shaw


Aleta Bradford
Phillip Bradford
Dakisha Watkins

Foster Grannies

Anna Lewis
Lavergne Pruitt
Rebecca Shaw
Henrietta Singleton
Sarah Taylor

Anderson Cafeteria Staff

Janie Leach, Cafeteria Manager

Felicia Jarrett, Assistant Manager
Takelia Griggs, Staff

Peggy Hinsley, Staff
Chris Taylor. Staff