Meet the Faculty/Staff

1315 Jefferson Street East
Brownsville, TN 38012
Phone: 731-772-1233


Tressy Halbrook                                         


Dr. Tressy Halbrook is the principal at East Side Elementary School. She began this role in August, 2018. Dr. Halbrook holds a B.S. from East Stroudsberg University in Pennsylvania. She completed her M. Ed, Ed. S. and Ed. D. at Union University.  Most recently, Dr. Halbrook served Jackson-Madison County Schools as a third-grade teacher at Thelma Barker Elementary School.  She served students in Lauderdale County as a physical education teacher and a fourth-grade teacher from 2002 -2017.  Dr. Halbrook brings a passion for teaching, and she will bring motivation and a tireless commitment to continuous improvement for staff and students.


Marty Todd                                         

Assistant Principal

Marty Todd will begin her first full year as assistant principal at East Side Elementary School.  Ms. Todd began teaching in Shelby County Schools in Memphis, TN from 2005- 2012. She has a Bachelor in Arts & Sciences from the University of TN at Knoxville and a Masters in Arts in Teaching from University of Memphis. After living in Memphis for 8 years, she decided to find experience outside of the country. She taught 2nd grade in Guatemala for eleven months. When she came back home to Brownsville, she received an Art Education endorsement and an Administration Endorsement. Since 2014, Marty has taught art education to 1st through 8th grade students and now is the assistant principal at East Side Elementary. She lives with her husband Ike and her dog Bessie.

Andrea Baynes

Instructional Coach

Andrea Baynes has been the instructional facilitator at East Side Elementary since fall semester of 2018.  She began teaching in the Lauderdale County School System in 1999. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from The University of Tennessee at Martin and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Bethel University.  She is married to Jason Baynes, and they have three children, Caroline, Addisyn, and John Milton.



Tressy Halbrook, Principal

Marty Todd, Assistant Principal

Andrea Baynes, Instructional Facilitator


Nan Darnaby, Secretary

Vanessa Vines, Bookkeeper

Latresa Bond, School Counselor

Ana Rosa Henderson, School Social Worker

Rachel Chilcutt, Nurse

Special services

Diane Brooks, Speech

Stephanie Kyle, Speech

Cindy Smith, Speech

Cayla Mirelez, ESL



3rd Grade

Beverly Austin, Science and Social Studies

Janisha Buntyn, Science and Social Studies

Kayla Dennis, Math

Jennifer Graham, Math

Lauren Hanks, ELA

Rachel Heidelberg, Math

Joshua Hubble, Science and Social Studies

Tia Kent, Science and Social Studies

Shelby Lucius, Math

Daphne Maclin, Science and Social Studies

Allison Purifoy, Science and Social Studies

Pamla Reagan, ELA

Stacy Taylor, ELA

Courtney York, ELA



Chrissy Carl, Science and Social Studies

Kayla Daugherty, Math/Science

Phelan Goble, Math

Leigh Ann Gunnells, Math/Science

Jennifer Harsy, ELA/Social Studies

John Kopmeier, Science and Social Studies

Kaitlyn McCallister, ELA/Social Studies

Sheronica Mercer, Math

Sara Price, ELA

Becky Stokely, ELA/Social Studies

Yolanda Taylor, ELA/Social Studies

Kendra Turner, Science and Social Studies


Maurice Brooks, PE

Wren Harrigan, Librarian

Rachel Winberry, STEAM

Holly Winters, Music

Tamara Hughes, Art



Danetta Bond, 3rd Grade Inclusion

Ashton Rakes, 4th Grade Inclusion

Robin Fulcher, LRE

Educational Assistants

Channing Adams

Devon Butner, Inclusion
devon.butner@hcsk12. net

Pam Coburn

Tequilla Cole, PA

Ashauna Hines

Shirley Hines

Erica Hurt, Inclusion

Miracle Lewis

Melissa McCool

LaRita Middlebrook

Sandra Peace

Carolyn Sanders, LRE

Tiyan Taylor

Marva Temple, LRE

Joan Wallis

Tremelda Williamson

Sarah Woodward

Nutritional Personnel

Sharon Jarrett, Cafeteria Manager
Alice Pattat, Assistant Manager
Angela Barnes
Loretta Clark
Chris Shaw


Columbus Reid
Freeman Robinson

Carol Young