Meet the Faculty/Staff

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



Brittany avent

Haywood High Principal

Brittany Avent will begin her second year as the Principal of Haywood High School.  Ms. Avent has been an accomplished math educator at Bolivar Central High School, a district-level Teacher of the Year agriculture educator for Ripley High School, and an involved Director of Secondary and Career Technical Education for Haywood County Schools.  Ms. Avent has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.  She has been a key member of the district leadership in HCS by being an active participant in the paradigm shift within academics, leadership, and culture.  Avent’s leadership in Career Technical education served well to implement a shared vision for Haywood High School by developing dual enrollment partnerships with TCAT and work-based learning opportunities with local industry. Evaluating local needs is a critical component of creating a seamless pipeline, transitioning students from K-12 to industry and postsecondary opportunities. In the past two years, Haywood High School introduced more than 300 industry-recognized certifications and received over $670,000 through grants. While Ms. Avent understands a focus on Career Technical education and local needs are critical to economic success for Haywood County, she does not forget the importance of equitable access to education through the investment in high-quality instructional materials and opportunities. As the Director of Secondary Education, she has worked simultaneously with the current administration team to provide the high school with structured professional learning communities, implemented cyclical and continuous walkthroughs, and worked to build capacity among the administration staff around ELA shifts and rigor and coherence in Math.  As principal of Haywood High School, Avent will continue the role of the executive officer of the building to lead and continuously grow employees, partner with family and community, and develop an environment where all decisions are student-centered.


Assistant Principal

The 2021-22 school year marks Lynn Doles’s first year as Assistant Principal at Haywood High School. Mr. Doles joined the administrative team after serving as a history teacher and softball coach for the past eight years. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Instruction and Curriculum, both from The University of Memphis. Additionally, he completed a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Carson-Newman University. Mr. Doles is a strong believer that all students deserve the highest level of educational opportunities. He enjoys the opportunities and relationships he has built throughout his education career. He looks forward to serving the students of Haywood County and making a difference in the school and the community. Mr. Doles enjoys spending time with his family and attending sporting events. He will use his experience and drive to help complete the daily activities necessary to make Haywood High School successful and a place where all decisions are equitable and what is in the best interest of the students.

Nicole johnson

Assistant Principal

Nicole Johnson will assume the role of assistant principal/testing coordinator at Haywood High School for the 2021-2022 school year.  Ms. Johnson is a native of Brownsville and a product of Haywood County Schools.  She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education at Austin Peay State University and a Master’s in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction from Trevecca Nazarene University.  Ms. Johnson received her Instructional Leadership Licensure in October 2015. Ms. Johnson began her teaching career at East Side in 2010, teaching English Language Arts at the 4th and 5th grade levels. She served in this capacity until becoming the Instructional Facilitator.  Nicole served as assistant principal at East Side Intermediate for the 2018-2019 school year and assistant principal at Haywood Middle School for 2019-2020 and assistant principal at Sunny Hill Intermediate School for 2020-2021.


kelsey nave

Assistant Principal 

Kelsey Nave will continue in her role of Assistant Principal at Haywood High School for the 2021-2022 school year.  Ms. Nave joined the administrative team after serving as a motivating mathematics teacher with ten years of experience at the secondary level and seven years of experience at the post-secondary level. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mathematics from Southern Illinois University, and she holds an additional master’s degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University.  As an experienced secondary and post-secondary teacher, Nave has developed a passion for creating students that leave high school prepared to be a successful citizen. Mathematical skills are vital for students to master because they promote logical thinking and problem solving, and students who leave high school with these skills can apply them in their careers and be much more successful than those who do not. Teaching at the secondary level has taught her how to motivate and educate students from various backgrounds and socioeconomic situations. She has learned to develop highly effective lesson plans that motivate students to master the standards.  The accomplishment that she is most proud of in her teaching career is creating an advisory program through the state-funded program Setting Students Up for Success. This program completely changed her teaching identity and lead her to understand the importance of creating holistic students.




Brittany Avent,  Principal

Lynn Doles, Assistant Principal

Nicole Johnson, Assistant Principal

Kelsey Nave, Assistant Principal

Lane Gillespie, Data Clerk

Jordan Clagg, Secretary

Amanda Tyus, CTE Secretary

Karen German, Bookkeeper – HHS/CTE

Tamiko Hardrick, School Counselor

Sarah Haynes, School Counselor

Shanell Moore, School Counselor

Tokesha Young, School Nurse

Laura Clayton, School Nurse

Amanda Simpson, Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Sam Brown, SRO
Anthony Jones, SRO



Holly Chilcutt

Jordan Crook

Kelly Culver

Elizabeth Guth

Don McCraken

Kelly South

Fine Arts

Chris McCain, A/V

Jennifer Friedman, Art

Jocelyn Kissell, Drama

Van Wadley, Band

Kaylen Williams, Choir

Logan Rebstock, Librarian


physical education/wellness

Felescia Sanders, PE

Chris Smith, PE

John Wilson, Wellness


Cheryl Bates

Alyssa Black

Teresa Dague

Chris Eubanks

Sarita Johnson

Zandra Jones

Kelsey Murray

Adron Rebstock

Jazmyne Singleton


world language

Chris Brackeen, Spanish

Sulema Leon, Spanish

Richard Nash, Spanish


Patrick Black, Criminal Justice

Kelli Bonifer, Culinary Arts

Beca Breckenridge

Callie Coats, Agriculture

Cynthia Cresap, Health Science

Brandon Goodwin, Business

Lisa Heflin, Health Science

Guain Holloman, Business

John Joyner, Agriculture

James Moss, Electrical I & II

Dusty Rhodes

Rachel Savage, Information Technology



Tameka Forrest, Chemistry

Brian Ivey, Science

John Ragan, Science

Maclin Williamson, Biology

social studies/history

Ryan Harber, History

Zach Harris, History

Brandon Leek, History

Rick Mason, History

Nathan Miles, Social Studies




Delois Dailey

John Parker

personal finance

Allyson Byrum



Kayla McBride


Beth Powell

Hattie Starks


Jarrett Cavness

Jackie Dillingham

Lyndsey Doles

Tyann Greene

Mike Mirelez

Educational Assistants

Humberto Aguilar – EA – CDC
Quanita Blair
Joe Ann Bobbitt – EA – Inclusion
Mary Bufford – EA – CDC
Rodney Chatman – EA – PA
Sanidra Douglas
Beverly Greer – EA – CDC
Cuwannia Kent
Andrea Manley
Augustine Morton

Nutritional Personnel

Cynthia Turner, Manager
Kathy Waddell, Assistant Manager
Willie Carter
Phyllis Jeter
Charles Jones
Deborah Newbern


Latrice Sutton
Esther Jetter
Napoleon Muex
Michael Watkins