Meet the Faculty/Staff

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

Michelle Tillman


Michelle Tillman 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 20 years, with both of their children graduating from Haywood High School and pursuing careers in education.


Tim Seymour

Assistant Principal  


Terry mcmillan

Assistant Principal 

Mary Jane Williams

Instructional Facilitator (120-Days)    

Mary Jane Williams is the language arts Instructional Facilitator for Haywood Middle School.  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 was married to the late Wayne Williams and has three children and two grandchildren. 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