Meet the Faculty/Staff

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

Brittany avent

Haywood High Principal



Alex Aitken

Haywood High Assistant Principal

Mr. Alex Aitken has joined the Haywood High School’s administrative team, serving as assistant principal. He has devoted five years to the educational success of students at the collegiate level at the University of Memphis and Dyersburg State Community College. Before arriving at HHS, Mr. Aitken served at Munford High School. In these positions, he has been a team leader in addressing Biology standards, pedagogical strategies, and rigor inside the classroom. His passion for student success and desire to experience and understand the world through the lens of science reasoning has had a positive impact on student achievement. His current focus is on supporting teachers and students via the continued development towards life-long learning. His passion for students and teachers, growth mindset, ability to research and problem-solve will serve Haywood High School well.

Mr. Aitken received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Memphis and a Master of Science in Biology from The University of Memphis. He completed the University of Memphis Leadership Scholars Program where he received his Ed.S. in Education with a concentration in Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Memphis.


Tony Lambert

Assistant Principal

Mr. Tony Lambert has joined the Haywood High School’s administrative team, serving as assistant principal. He has dedicated several years of his educational career in the classroom working directly with students by way of teaching sixth and eighth grades ELA in middle school and teaching high school students Read 180. He has not only inspired students academically but through sharing in his passion for basketball by being a head and assistant coach as well as strength and conditioning trainer to his teams.

Mr. Lambert comes to us from Humboldt High School, where he taught Read 180 and assisted the leadership of the school with discipline issues where needed. It is during that time that Mr. Lambert developed a desire to be a part of a school’s leadership team and decided to further his career by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Leadership.

Mr. Lambert is originally from Newbern, TN, where he had an outstanding basketball career. He went on to play basketball and graduate from Freed Hardeman University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He later earned his Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Memphis.

kelsey nave

Assistant Principal 




Brittany Avent,  Principal

Alex Aitken, Assistant Principal

Tony Lambert, Assistant Principal

Kelsey Nave, Assistant Principal

Lane Gillespie, Data Clerk

Jordan Clagg, Secretary

Karen German, Bookkeeper – HHS/CTE

Vicki Deberry, School Counselor

Doris Leavy, School Counselor

Jamiya Bells, School Nurse

Laura Clayton, School Nurse

Amanda Simpson, Secretary – School Guidance

Leigh Hay, TSW Case Manager

Anthony Jones, SRO



Holly Chilcutt

Elizabeth Guth

Jean Little, Virtual

Shandi Sheets

Kelly South

Fine Arts

Allyson Byrum, Broadcasting

Datris Cobb, Music

Jennifer Friedman, Art

Jocelyn Sanabria, Drama

Van Wadley, Band

physical education/wellness

Catherine Hamilton, PE

Chris Smith, PE

John Wilson, Wellness


Cheryl Bates

Chris Eubanks

Adam Guerrero, Virtual

Sarita Johnson

Zandra Jones

Adron Rebstock

Rachel Savage

Jazmyne Singleton

Kierra Smith

world language

Chris Brackeen, Spanish

Jackie Deming, Spanish

Sulema Leon, Spanish


Patrick Black, Criminal Justice

Callie Coats, Agriculture

Cynthia Cresap, Health Science

Tim Hayes, Culinary Arts

Sarah Haynes, Family Consumer Science

Lisa Heflin, Health Science

Guain Holloman, Business

Jereeka Johnson, Health Science

John Joyner, Agriculture

Madison Lewis, Agriculture

James Moss, Electrical I & II

Amy Webb, Business


Frank Chapman, Virtual

Tameka Forrest, Chemistry

Brad Henry, Chemistry

Brian Ivey, Science

Maclin Williamson, Biology

social studies/history

Zach Harris, History

Rick Mason, History

Nathan Miles, Social Studies

Julian Stanz, Virtual

Logan Rebstock, History

Lee Wilson, History


Delois Dailey

John Parker

personal finance

Kevin Walker


Kayla McBride


Beth Powell

Hattie Starks


Jackie Dillingham

Tyann Greene

Tyrone Hines

Mike Mirelez

Educational Assistants

Sanidra Douglas –
Bridgett Leake –
Andrea Manley –
Quintravion McCurry
Augustine Morton –
Quanita Blair –
Humberto Aguilar – EA – CDC –
Beverly Greer – EA – CDC –
Mary Bufford – EA – CDC –
Joe Ann Bobbitt – EA – Inclusion –
Rodney Chatman – EA – PA –
Vicky Smith – EA – SPED –

Nutritional Personnel

Cynthia Turner, Manager
Kathy Waddell, Assistant Manager
Mary Bershires, staff
Willie Carter, staff
Phyllis Jeter, staff
Deborah Newbern, staff
Jackie Stocking, staff


William Bell, Crew Leader
Esther Jetter
Napoleon Muex
Michael Watkins