Meet the Faculty/Staff

Haywood Middle School
1201 Haralson
Brownsville, TN 38012
Phone: (731) 772-3265
Fax: (731) 772-3352


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Michelle Tillman


Michelle Tillman will begin her fourth year as principal of Haywood Middle School. Michelle began her teaching career in 1994 and started her tenure with Haywood County Schools as the Choral Director at HHS in 2001. Ms. Tillman served as HHS CTE Director from 2009-2010 and Vice-Principal from 2010-2014. From 2014-2018 she served as an Instructional Supervisor for HCS as well as the Read to be Ready Coach for grades K-2. Michelle and her husband Sammy have lived in Brownsville for over 20 years, with both of their children graduating from Haywood High School and both have careers in education.


Tim Seymour

Assistant Principal 

Tim Seymour will begin his fourth year as assistant principal for Haywood Middle School.  Coach Seymour is a native of Haywood County and a graduate of Haywood High. He started his teaching career in 2001 and became the first African American head football coach at Haywood High.  Seymour has also served in several leadership roles including: ALC Coordinator 2011, Haywood High School Assistant Principal 2012-2017, and Haywood Middle School Assistant Principal 2018-present. He also currently serves as the Haywood County School Director of Athletics. Seymour values cultivating strong relationship with students and teachers. He is married to Alisa Seymour.

Terry mcmillan

Assistant Principal 

Terry McMillan will begin his second year as assistant principal at Haywood Middle School.  Mr. McMillan has been an educator since 2012, and he has served as a history teacher and coach in Harrison County, KY, Lauderdale County, Haywood County, and Tipton County.  In 2018-2019, Coach McMillan was a teacher and assistant football coach for Haywood High School. Mr. McMillan holds a B.S degree in secondary education from Union College and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Lipscomb University.  From 2006-2015, McMillan served in the Army National Guard where he was an infantry officer, platoon leader during Operation New Dawn at Joint Base Bald in Iraq, bronze star recipient, and an instructor for Army Officer candidate school.  Coach McMillan will also serve HMS in the role of middle school athletic director.  McMillan’s wife, Hollie, is a middle school math/science teacher at Halls Jr. High School, and they have two children.  Coach McMillan is excited to return to Haywood County Schools to serve our Haywood Tomcats in 7th and 8th Grade.

Mary Jane Williams

Instructional Facilitator (120-Days)    

Mary Jane Williams will remain as a part-time Instructional Facilitator for Haywood Middle School in the 2021-2022 school year.  After graduating from Haywood County High School, she attended the University of Mississippi and graduated from Lambuth University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and education. She earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Memphis. Mrs. Williams taught music and English from 1973 – 1976 at Tennessee Academy. Beginning in 1987, she taught seventh and eighth grade English at Haywood Junior High until 2012 when she became the ELA Instructional Facilitator for Haywood Middle School. She serves as pianist at First Presbyterian Church in Brownsville.



Michelle Tillman, Principal

Tim Seymour, Assistant Principal

Grover Harwell, Assistant Principal

Nicole Johnson, Instructional Facilitator

Mary Jane Williams, Instructional Facilitator

Nicholas Grayson, School Counselor

Georgia Robinson, Secretary

Jean Lein, Secretary

Mary Hernandez, Bookkeeper

Victoria Gillespie, Data Entry

6th Grade

Lindsay Benson, Social Studies

Tracy Cheney, Math

Cindy Currie, Science

Lacey Gaylord, ELA

Shaquana Leonard, Math

Veronica Matthews, ELA

Lacy Moore, Science

Tom Orr, Social Studies

Mallorie Taylor, ELA

7th Grade

Merry Bond, Math

Hannah Byrd, Math

Brenda Graves, Science

JoLyn Haynes, Science

Sandra Humphreys, Math

Chissolssi Jones, ELA

Mary Jane McKissick, Math

Amanda Trotter – Owens, Social Studies

Jasmine Taylor, ELA

Jeff Wells, Social Studies

8th Grade

Terii Cummins, Science

Patsy Cobb, Math

Darrience Delk, Math

Rachel Dreyer, Math

Amanda McNeal, ELA

Phillip Reaves, Social Studies

Alyssa Reid, ELA

Vladimir Valdez, Science

Special Services

6th Grade

Mamie Converse

Megan Masterson

7th Grade

Patrick Bryant 

Kelly Thrash

8th Grade

Flamesha Taylor

Alex Whitwell


Leah Brigham, Art

Xavier Clay, P.E.

Cindy Moore, STEM

Sheena Parker, Library/Intervention

Arethria Turner, Music

Marianne Valdez, Band

Jason Winfrey, PE

Educational Assistants

Kimberly Bell

Chante Campbell

Wardean Mabon

Vernon Mann

Tyion Shaw


Brenda Parker, Manager
Mamie Sue Watson, Assistant Manager
Carolyn Cooper
Terrion Cooper
Laura Davis
Dianne Lanier
Cresandra Springfield
Sandra Williamson