Meet the Faculty/Staff

Haywood High School
1175 East College Street
Brownsville, TN 38012
Phone: 731-772-1845

Latonya Jackson

Haywood High Principal

Mrs. Latonya Jackson will be principal at Haywood High School at the start of the spring 2018 semester.  She is a graduate of Dyersburg State Community College and the University of Memphis with a degree in elementary education. She holds a Master’s Degree with a focus on School Counseling from the University of West Alabama, and she has graduated with a Master’s Degree in educational leadership through Trevecca Nazarene University.

A native of Lauderdale County and a Ripley High School graduate, Mrs. Jackson has taught seventh-grade English and science in Tipton County. She also served as a school counselor for Brighton Middle School.  In spring 2010, Mrs. Jackson joined Ripley Middle School as an assistant principal, and she became the principal at Ripley Middle School in summer 2010.  An experienced school leader, Mrs. Jackson will bring a strong focus to instruction at HHS while maintaining a safe learning environment through fair and consistent procedures.  She will be the right leader to move HHS to an increased level of performance for staff and students.

Alex Aitken

Haywood High Assistant Principal

steve hookfin

Haywood High Assistant Principal, Head Football Coach

Mr. Steve Hookfin will be assistant principal at Haywood High School at the start of the spring 2018 semester.  Coach Hookfin has been the HHS football coach and wellness teacher since spring 2015.  Prior to HHS, he served students in Jackson-Madison County at Liberty and Jackson Central-Merry respectively.  Coach Hookfin also has coaching experience at the collegiate level at Bethel University. Hookfin received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his master of arts from Bethel University.

Coach Hookfin has a passion for coaching and mentoring our students. He also has a great work ethic that will definitely contribute to the future success of Haywood High School. Coach Hookfin will remain head coach of the Haywood Tomcats football team.

Lena Thomas-Moore

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lena Thomas-Moore has joined the Haywood High School’s administrative team, serving as assistant principal. She has devoted several years to the educational success of students as an English Language Arts teacher and a Writing/Instructional Coach. In these positions, she has been an integral part of unpacking new standards and implementing new curricula. Her commitment to student success and advocacy for supporting all students, families, and staff has had a positive impact on student achievement. Her focus on writing and literacy in her current position has helped to develop and implement instructional strategies that have assisted the county with improving writing and literacy across the district. Her demonstrated ability to be a leader and interact collaboratively with others, her approach to problem solving and decision-making, along with her dedication and commitment, will serve Haywood High School well.

Mrs. Thomas-Moore received her Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Memphis and a Master of Art in Leadership from The University of Memphis. Currently, she is working on her Ed.S. in Leadership from Lipscomb University.

Paige Ferguson

Instructional Facilitator

Mrs. Paige Ferguson is serving as Assistant Principal at Haywood High School. She has been in the education field for 28 years. Her experience spans High School, Middle School, and Elementary.  She has worked as assistant principal at Haywood High School for the past several years. Although fairly new to Haywood County Schools, she has lived in the area (just across the county line) for 30 years. Mrs. Ferguson received her degrees from Lambuth University and has hours above from Cumberland University.

She comes from a long line of educators … father, mother, sister, daughter, aunts, uncles, and several cousins … you could say it is the “family business.”  She is married to Mark “Buddy” Ferguson, who is a retired Battalion Chief of the Jackson City Fire Department, and now works for the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. Mrs. Ferguson has two daughters/son-in-laws and three precious grandchildren.


Testing Coordinator

Ms. Janet Stallings is serving as Instructional Facilitator at Haywood High School. She has been in the education field for 37 years. Her experience spans high school through early childhood education. Much of her previous experience was in Kentucky where she served as principal for Murray Independent Schools for several years. Most recently she has served as a consultant and recovery leader for turnaround schools in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Ms. Stallings received her Bachelor’s Degree from Union University and Master’s Degree from Arkansas State University. She also received Rank I degrees from Murray State University in Education and Western Kentucky University in Educational Leadership and Early Childhood Education. She has one daughter, who is also an educator, and three wonderful grandchildren who live in the West Tennessee area.


Latonya Jackson,  Principal

Alex Aitken, Assistant Principal

Steve Hookfin, Assistant Principal

Lena Thomas-Moore, Assistant Principal

Paige Ferguson, Instructor Facilitator

Janet Stallings, Testing Coordinator

Lane Gillespie, Data Clerk

Jordan Clagg, Secretary

Jean Lein, Secretary – CTE

Karen German, Bookkeeper – HCS/CTE

Vicki Deberry, School Counselor

Lara English, School Counselor

Doris Leavy, School Counselor

Shanell Moore, Secretary – School Counselors


Linda Baxter, Chemistry

Patrick Black, Criminal Justice

Patrice Boyd, English

Allyson Byrum, Audio/Visual

Emily Carpenter, Drama

Frank Chapman, Physical Science

Holly Chilcutt, English

Callie Coates, Agriculture

Cynthia Cresap, Health Science

John Cunningham, Physical Science

Julie Dahlhauser, Librarian

Maj. Delois Daily, JROTC

James Daniels, Math

Julie Davis, Marketing

Pam Diebold, Culinary Arts

Jackie Dillingham, Inclusion

Chris Eubanks, Math

Andrew Flowers, Business

Jennifer Friedman, Art

Elisabeth Guth, English

Catherine Hamilton, P.E.

Alexandria Hay, CDC

Sarah Haynes, Family and Consumer Sciences

Brian Ivey, Science

Patsy Jameson, Math

Randy Jetton, History

Sarita Johnson, Math

John Joyner, Agriculture

Ryan Joyner, Inclusion

Tiffani Jones, Science

Zandra Jones, Math

Richard Kemper, History

Laurinda Lamb, Business

Leigh Lindsey, TSW Case Manager

Suzanna Martinez, English

Rick Mason, History

Terry McMillan, History

Skipper Moss, Electrical I & II

Sgt John Parker, JROTC

Beth Powell, Inclusion

Luis Rosales, Spanish

Rachel Savage, Geometry

Shandi Sheets, English

Oliver Simmons, PE and Basketball

Kierra Smith, Algebra I

Kelly South, English

Col. Myron Stamps, JROTC Director

Hattie Starks, Inclusion

Cherie Timberlake, History

Brandlin Turner, Health Science

Dave Vaultonburg, Biology

Dumanic Wade, Band

Hannah Wakefield, ESL

Barbara Wellington, CDC

John Wilson, Wellness

Educational Assistants

Quanita Blair –
Jo Ann Bobbit – Inclusion –
Mary Bufford – CDC –
Rodney Chatman – PA –
Andrea Gaters – PA –
Beverly Greer – CDC –
Tyrone Hines – TSW –
Tina Jackson – Inclusion  –
Calondria Powell, TSW –
Desiree Russell, PA – Desiree
Priscilla Woodland –

Nutritional Personnel

Cynthia Turner, Manager
Kathy Waddell, Assistant Manager
Mary Beshires, staff
Loretta Clark, staff
Phyllis Jeter, staff
Danny Maddox, staff
Deborah Newbern, staff
Jackie Stockings, staff
Rhysalle Tyus, staff