Second Grade

Taylor Daugherty

Taylor Daugherty was born in Nashville and attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. After graduation, she attended Lipscomb University and earned her master’s in elementary education. Mrs. Daugherty looks forward to coming to school each day and enjoys sharing her passion for education with her students. Outside of school, Mrs. Daugherty likes to spend time with her family and friends and cheer for UT football.

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Justine Schultz

Justine Schultz is originally from Muscatine, Iowa and moved to Nashville in 2011 to experience “big city life.” She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and holds endorsements in reading and language arts. She received her Masters in Education from Lipscomb University in 2015 with an emphasis in English Language Learners. Mrs. Schultz strongly believes in building a community in her classroom that allows both the teacher and the students to work together to learn new things while strengthening academics and citizenship. In her free time, Mrs. Schultz enjoys exercise, going to concerts, baking, and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and now, the Titans.

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Laurel Sisk

Born and raised in Nashville, Laurel Sisk is a proud product of Metro Schools having graduated from Nashville School of the Arts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Aquinas College. Mrs. Sisk believes that each child is unique and gifted in different ways and it is her desire to help students find and embrace their individual strengths in the classroom. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Sisk enjoys singing, reading, shopping, exercising, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

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Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson is a native Tennessean, excited to join the Julia Green family! He attended Austin Peay State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication and Public Relations, and a Master of Education in Elementary Education. Before moving to Nashville, Mr. Thompson taught 1st grade in Robertson County, as well as 1st and 2nd grade in Clarksville-Montgomery County. He will be starting his 5th year of teaching this fall at JG, and feels so lucky and honored to have been chosen to join a place of such high-quality educators! His favorite subjects to teach are math and science, and he loves reading and learning about space! He believes that every student deserves kindness and respect, and pushes them to reach their best potential in and out of the classroom. When he's not in the classroom, Mr. Thompson loves reading, playing with dogs, playing on his kickball team, and watching anything Star Wars related!