Meet the Faculty/Staff

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

Dr. Jerry Pyron


Dr. Jerry Pyron is serving as Principal at Haywood High School. He has been employed by the Haywood County School System since 1990 and has 22 years of teaching experience. Prior to coming to Haywood High School, he taught at Haywood Middle School. He began his work at Haywood High School in August 2009 as assistant principal, and was appointed as principal in March of 2012.

Dr. Pyron received his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Union University in 1985. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (awarded in August 2001) and a Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice (awarded in August 2004). Both of his graduate degrees were awarded from Trevecca Nazarene University. Dr. Pyron is a veteran of the United States Army. He and his wife, Alison, have two sons and a grandson.

Tim Seymour

Assistant Principal
Mr. Tim Seymour is an assistant principal at Haywood High School. He was the Coordinator of the Alternative Learning Center during the 2011-2012 school year. Mr. Seymour taught Physical Education at Sunny Hill Elementary school for eight years and served as a football coach of the Haywood Tomcats from 2001-2010 including two years as Head Coach.

Mr. Seymour earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 2000 from The University of Memphis. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Education with a concentration in Instructional Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. He is married to Alisa Seymour.

Paige Ferguson

Assistant Principal

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 two 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.

Pam Diebold

Director of Career & Technical Education

Mrs. Pam Diebold begins her sixth year as Director of the Career and Technical Education at Haywood High School. She came to the directorship after teaching 10 years in the department. Mrs. Diebold is originally from Kentucky. She earned a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Lambuth University. She received her Occupational Foods Endorsement in 2002 from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and completed her Master’s in Educational Leadership from American InterContinental University in 2009. She began working for Haywood County Schools as a Culinary Arts teacher in 2000. She has served as an officer in the professional organization for teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (TATFACS). Mrs. Diebold has been in a member of the executive committee for the Tennessee Directors of CTE for three years, serving as secretary. She was named CTE Novice Director of the West Region in 2014 and CTE Director of the West Region in 2016. During her leadership, the CTE program has earned state recognition. She and her husband, Barry, have lived in Haywood County for 19 years and have three sons.


Instructional Facilitator

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.

This is her second year at Haywood County Schools. 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.


Jerry Pyron, Principal

Paige Ferguson, Assistant Principal

Tim Seymour, Assistant Principal

Janet Stallings, Instructional Facilitator

Lane Gillespie, Data Clerk

Jordan Clagg, Secretary

Joyce Caldwell, Bookkeeper

Vicki Deberry, Guidance Counselor

Lara English, Guidance Counselor

Doris Leavy, Guidance Counselor

Shanell Moore, Secretary – Guidance


Linda Baxter, Chemistry

Chris Brackeen, Spanish

Glynn Bridgewater, English

Candace Brown, English

Allyson Byrum, Audio/Visual

Emily Carpenter, Drama

Frank Chapman, Physical Science

Holly Chilcutt, English

Callie Coates, Biology

John Cunningham, Physical Science

Julie Dahlhauser, Librarian

Delois Daily, JROTC

James Daniels, Math

Kendall Dancy, History, Head BB Coach

Jackie Dillingham, Inclusion

Chris Eubanks, Math

Jeannie Farmer, Inclusion

Jennifer Friedman, Art

Melinda Goedecke, Show Choir, General Music

Elisabeth Guth, English

Catherine Hamilton, P.E.

Alexandria Hay, CDC

Sandy Hodges, U.S. History

Steve Hookfin, Head Football Coach, P.E.

Brian Ivey, Science

Carolyn Jennings, English

Randy Charles Jetton, History

Sarita Johnson, Math

Tiffani Jones, Science

Zandra Jones, Math

Jarrod Kornegay, History

Leigh Lindsey, Inclusion

Suzanna Martinez, English

Rick Mason, History

Chris McCorkle, U.S. History

Tyler Newman, History, Head Baseball Coach

Sgt John Parker, JROTC

Anne-Marie Pratt, Algebra I

Luis Rosales, Spanish

Rachel Savage, Geometry

Shandi Sheets, English

Kierra Smith, Math

Tanya Snow, Case Manager/Consulting Teacher

Kelly South, English

Col. Myron Stamps, JROTC Director

Hattie Starks, Inclusion

Cherie Timberlake, History

Dave Vaultonburg, Math

Dumanic Wade, Band

Hannah Wakefield, ESL

Barbara Wellington, Special Education

Teacher Assistants

Jo Ann Bobbit –
Rodney Chatman –
Dana Davis – PA –
Andrea Gaters – SPED A –
Tina Jackson
Angelia Muex-Bond, PA –
Jennifer Vestal – jennifer.vestal@hcsk

Nutritional Personnel

Sharon Jarrett, Manager
Joyce Sharp, Assistant Manager
Danny Maddox
Deborah Newbern
Alice Pattat
Rhysalle Tyus
Sandra Williamson

Haywood Career & Technical

Pam Diebold, Director

Jean Lein, Secretary

Nicole Jarrett, Bookkeeper


Patrick Black, Criminal Justice

Julie Davis, Business Technology

Tim Grapes, Business

Sarah Haynes, FACS

John Joyner, Agriculture

Laurinda Lamb, Business

Kim Marble, Culinary Arts

Skipper Moss, Electrical I & II

Carrie Smith, Agriculture

Gail Steele, Health Science

Brandlin Turner, Health Science