Haywood High School
1175 East College Street
Brownsville, TN 38012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Mr. Merriweather is a Brownsville native and
graduateof Haywood High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Bethel University in Organizational Leadership. He has worked with
Haywood County Schools for several years as Assistant Band Director, brass instructor, and substitute teacher. Mr. Merriweather currently serving as the Dual Enrollment Coordinator for Haywood High School. He has played an integral part in the program’s development, implementation, and management. He has also helped successfully incorporate technology for the support of distance learning and communications.
Mrs. Grace Fergie has joined the HHS Administration team as the Testing Coordinator. Grace is a native of Brownsville and a Haywood High School graduate. She continued her education at the University of TN of Martin where she received her Bachelor’s degree. She then went on to complete her Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Bethel University and is currently working towards her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership degree from Lipscomb University. Grace has been with Haywood County Schools for seven years and is excited to continue her career at Haywood High School. She and her family reside in Haywood County and are all lifelong Tomcats. Her passion for the community and students of Haywood County Schools is evident in her work and will encourage all students to be successful.
Latonya Jackson, Principal
Alex Aitken, Assistant Principal
Lena Thomas-Moore, Assistant Principal
Tony Lambert, Assistant Principal
Paige Ferguson, Instructor Facilitator
Grace Fergie, Testing Coordinator
Lane Gillespie, Data Clerk
Jordan Clagg, Secretary
Karen German, Bookkeeper – HHS/CTE
Vicki Deberry, School Counselor
Allison Keathley, School Counselor
Doris Leavy, School Counselor
Patrick Black, Criminal Justice
Patrice Boyd, English
Chris Brackeen, History
Allyson Byrum, Tomcat TV/Service Learning
Emily Carpenter, Drama
Holly Chilcutt, English
Maj. Delois Dailey, JROTC
Jackie Deming, Spanish
Jackie Dillingham, Inclusion
Chris Eubanks, Math
Andre Flowers, Business
Julia Flowers, Librarian
Tameka Forrest, Chemistry
Jennifer Friedman, Art
Tyanne Greene, Inclusion
Elisabeth Guth, English
Catherine Hamilton, P.E.
Leigh Hay, TSW Case Manager
Tim Hayes, Culinary Arts
Sara Haynes, Family and Consumer Sciences
Brad Henry, Chemistry
Tyrone Hines, Inclusion
Guain Holloman, Computer Applications & Business Management
Brian Ivey, Science
Jareeka Johnson, Health Sciences
Sarita Johnson, Math
Zandra Jones, Math
John Joyner, Agriculture
Laurinda Lamb, Business
Madison Lewis, Agriculture
Deborah Simpson, SPED
Suzanna Martinez, English
Rick Mason, History
Skipper Moss, Electrical I & II
Kelsey Nave, Math
Sgt. John Parker, JROTC
Beth Powell, CDC
Adron Rebstock, Math
Logan Rebstock, History
Charles Rogers, Economics/History
Rachel Savage, Math
Shandi Sheets, English
Oliver Simmons, P.E.
Chris Smith, History and Football
Kierra Smith, Math
Kelly South, English
Julian Stanz, Inclusion
Hattie Starks, Inclusion
Tanesha Walker, Math
Amy Webb, Speech and Communications
Maclin Williamson, Biology
John Wilson, Wellness
Lee Wilson, History
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Cynthia Turner, Manager
Kathy Waddell, Assistant Manager
Mary Bershires, staff
Willie Carter, staff
Loretta Clark, staff
Phyllis Jeter, staff
Deborah Newbern, staff
Jackie Stocking, staff
Rhyshalle Tyus, staff