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Administration

Taylor, John
Principal
 
Mr. John Taylor began his career in education in 1992 as a History teacher at East High School. While at East, he coached football and baseball. After teaching at East for three years, he accepted a history teaching position at Houston, teaching both standard and AP classes. While at Houston he has coached football, wrestling, and softball. Mr. Taylor has been an Assistant Principal since 2004 and began his tenure as principal in 2018.
 
Mr. Taylor’s educational background includes a Bachelors of History from Rhodes College and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. He has been married to Marje, a Special Education Teacher for Bartlett City Schools, for 21 years and has two children, Matthew (Class of 2015) and Charlotte (Class of 2018).
Blackburn, Shannon
Assistant Principal
 
Ms. Blackburn will serve as an assistant principal with a focus on assisting teachers' development of instruction and organizational expertise which she fine-tuned in Kentucky’s Fayette County Schools as a school administrator.  She brings a wealth of leadership experience and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri.  
 
Ms. Blackburn comes with 15 years of experience in education and has served in various leadership roles, including District-level Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, and most recently, Principal of Ashland Elementary School in Lexington.  In her many roles, Ms. Blackburn is foremost an instructional leader, well-versed in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to meet the needs of all students as well as identifying interventions to support their individualized learning.
Matykiewicz, Janna
Assistant Principal- Attendance for all grades, Testing coordinator
 

Mrs. Janna Matykiewicz began her career in education in 1990 as a math teacher at Bolton High School. After teaching there for ten years, she accepted a position at Cordova High School as an assistant principal and served in that capacity for seven years. She returned to Bolton for a while as an administrator and was fortunate to be hired at Houston High School in 2014. She is so happy to be a Mustang!

Mrs. Matykiewicz’ educational background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Memphis and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is married to a fantastic man and has two beautiful daughters, one handsome son, and 8 awesome grandchildren.

Ross, Paul
Assistant Principal- 10th Grade Discipline, parking/traffic, textbooks
 
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Excited to be returning to the Memphis area, Mr. Ross joins Houston High School as an Assistant Principal after serving as the Principal of North Pontotoc Middle School in Mississippi. Prior to serving as Principal, Mr. Ross served 3 years as an Assistant Principal at Oxford High School and 9 years as a history teacher at White Station High School. Mr. Ross completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri- St. Louis with a degree in Secondary Education/Political Science and his graduate studies at Trevecca Nazarene University with a degree in Educational Leadership. He and his beautiful wife, Jerica, are the parents to 3 kids 5 and under (River, Canyon, Meadow). In his down time, he enjoys the outdoors, great music, good 'Que, and making memories with his 3 babies.
Suchman, Dr. Thomas
Assistant Principal- 9th grade Discipline, 504 Coordinator, buses, and lockers
 
 

Dr. Suchman left the Kansas City area (Lees Summit, MO) to attend Rhodes College and stayed in Memphis.

Graduating with a teaching license and a degree in English, Dr. Suchman was thrilled to start teaching at HHS early in his career. 

Determined to never stop learning, Suchman completed a masters degree in education at Cumberland University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy at Vanderbilt University.

When not teaching, Dr. Suchman enjoys reading, growing his record collection, studying cinema, playing with his dogs, swimming and cycling. He is also an avid fan of punk rock and spent years playing, touring, and recording with different bands.

Dr. Suchman will be overseeing 9th grade discipline, 504 coordinator, lockers, and busing.

Front Office

 
Buchanan, Grace
Clerical, Payroll
 
 
Comas, Maria
Financial Secretary
 
 
Carpenter, Lee
Clerical, Attendance
 
Office: 901-757-6012
 
 
Lana, Martha
Clerical, Guidance
 
Office: 901-757-6013
 
Rose, Dee
Clerical, Attendance
 
Griffith, Teresa
SPED Clerical
 
McCarter, Bradley
ISS and Wrestling Coach
Talley, Ellie
Instructional Technology Coach
 
 
Espinoza, Manuel
 
Jones, Earvin
Plant Manager

Alternative School

Tingle, Lorrie
Educator
 
 
 
Penn, Ronald
 

Guidance

Houston High School's guidance department works with students, parents and faculty to facilitate proper academic course selection and load and to help students develop into self-reliant, competent and responsible students. 

Grade level counselors meet with all grade level students for assistance with course scheduling and grade information, graduation requirements, career planning, tutoring, study skills recommendations and testing programs.The college and career counselor assists with career planning,college and scholarship application and the financial aid process.   

 

 
Fisher, Denise
Intervention Counselor
 
Office: 901-756-2370 x 6042
 
 
 
Kinney, Brenda
12th Grade Counselor
 
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Office: 901-756-2370 x 6044
 
 
 
Kreitz, Ashley
10th Grade Counselor
Office: 901-756-2370 x 6046
 
Riggan, Linda
11th Grade Counselor
 
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Office: 901-756-2370 x 6043
 
Schmitt, Sara
College and Career Counselor
 
Office: 901-756-2370 x x6019
 
Wells, Lana
9th Grade Guidance Counselor
 
Fisher, Denise
Intervention Counselor
 
Office: 901-756-2370 x 6042

Library

Wilder, Ruth
Librarian
 
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Underwood, David
Librarian
 
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Career and Technology

 
Bell, Charles
Educator
 
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Boggan, Cristy
Educator
 
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Boyer, Tim
Educator
 
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Davis, Andra
Educator
 
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Forrester, Harold
 
 
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CTE Instructor and Assistant Basketball Coach
Bachelors degree in Business Management
Masters degree in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership
University of Memphis
 
 
Juneau, Craig
Educator
 
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Mullings, Danita
Educator
 
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Alsbrook, Beth
Educator
 
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Rose, Gretchen
Educator
 
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Snellenberger, Amber
Educator
 
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Welcome to my class.  My name is Amber Snellenberger and I am excited to have your student in my class.  This is my third year at Houston and 12th year teaching.  I am married and have two sons ages 4 and 6.  I love being a teacher, wife, and mom.
 
 
 
Uhiren, Chad
 
Wartenberg, Gerry
 
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Bell, Charles
Educator
 
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Houston, William
Educator
 
 
Rothenberger, Annitta
 
Phillips, Christa
Educator
 
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Minton, Jessica
Educator
 
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Thomas, Monica
Educator
 
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English

 
Becker, Chad
Educator
 
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Becker, Chad
Educator
 
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Brookshire, Courtney
 
Condra, Sarah
English
 
Cox, Andrea
Educator
 
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Crowe, Cathy
Educator
 
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Garrison, Karen
Educator
 
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Holden, Meredith
Educator
 
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Hunter, Virginia
 
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Kolodziej, Thomas
Educator
 
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McKinney, Valerie
Educator
 
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Middlekauff, Jason
Educator
 
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Moore, Benjamin
Educator
 
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Norwood, NaToya
Educator
 
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Ozment, Amy
Educator
 
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Vezina, Zeke

Exceptional Students Education Department

 
Alizadegan, Roya
ESE Administrator Liason
 
 
Alizadegan, Roya
ESE Administrator Liason
 
 
Griffith, Teresa
SPED Clerical
 
 
Clarke, Leah
 
 
Coltharp, Virginia
 
Gray, Melissa
Educator
 
 
Jones, Catherine
 
Sicilia, Christina
Educator
 
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Thomas, Haley
 
Ward, Sheila
Educator
 
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Wiley, Katrina
 
Wright, Bryan
Educator
 
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Morris, Leslie
Speech-Language Pathologist
 
 
Little, Hillary
Educator
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Watkins, Courtney
Transitional Case Manager
 

Fine Arts

Christie, Kell
Educator
 
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Hamilton, John
Educator
 
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Kang, Long Long
Schulter, Amanda
Educator
 
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Spillman, Bobby
Educator
 
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Taylor, Matthew
Educator
 
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Hagan, John
Educator
 
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Moline, Kinsey
Educator
 
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Christie, Kell
Educator
 
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Foreign Language

Crotty, Betty
Educator
 
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Ferryman, Kristin
Educator
 
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Penrod, Doreen
Educator
 
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Purcell, Erin
Educator
 
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Ryan, Gail
Educator
 
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Simone, Abigail
Educator
 
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Stewardson, Betsy
Johnson, Marilyn
 
Puri, Sunita
Riley, Brittney Katie
Foreign Language Teacher
 
Latvatalo, Piia
Educator
 
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Mathematics

 
Bansal, Sarita
Educator
 
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Berry, Rhianna
Educator
 
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Field, Brian
Educator
 
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Flexsenhar, Elizabeth
Educator
 
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Gaylord, Kevin
Educator
 
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Smith, Jacquelyn
Educator
 
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Spain, Traci
Educator
 
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Stevens, Christopher
Educator
 
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Ross, Jerica
Abel, Shawn
Educator
 
Bansal, Sarita
Educator
 
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Coates, Ashley
Educator
 
 
Maranto, Virginia
Harvey, Wayne
 
Spiniolas, Candice
Mathematics, Assistant Soccer Coach
 
Lee, Seulah
Mathematics

Science

Anderson, Lowden
Educator
 
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Canady, Imogene
Educator
 
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Domek, Susan
Educator
 
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Ducey, Melissa
Educator
 
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Jones, Claude
Educator
 
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Wood, Tori
Educator
 
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Kennon, John
Educator
 
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Minton, Jessica
Educator
 
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Perry, Wendell
Educator
 
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Phillips, Christa
Educator
 
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Poole, Martha
Educator
 
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Smith, Miriah
Educator
 
 
Stephenson, Vanessa
Educator
 
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Anderson, Lowden
Educator
 
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Brettell Malloy, Emily

Social Studies


Benzing, Tony
Educator
 
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Brock, William
Educator
 
 
 
 
 
Chrestman, Nicole
Educator
 
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Hamlett, William
Educator
 
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Irby, Michael
Educator
 
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Morris, Timothy
Educator
 
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Quinn, Ryan
Educator
 
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Seboldt, Erin
Educator
 
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Wolff, David
Educator
 
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Plaisance, Candace
Educator
 
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Robinson, Michael
Weaver, Kevin
Educator
 
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Wellness

Mccarter, Robert
Educator
 
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Martin, Kimberly
Educator
 
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Pendleton, Rebecca
Educator
 
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Thomas, James
Educator
 
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Mccarter, Robert
Educator
 
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RTI

Freeman, Amanda
Educator, RTI Coach
 
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Gilbert, Kelsey
Educator, Math Intervention
 
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Hello all! I am excited about the school year and teaching! I am the Math Interventionist here at HHS. I am a resident of Germantown, but originally from Olive Branch. I graduated from high school there and attended college at The University of Mississippi where I obtained my Bachelors and Masters in Elementary Education with endorsements in math, english, and social studies. I am married and have 2 wonderful children. I am excited about helping each one of my students enhance and build their math skills and do my best to ensure their understanding of the content. If any questions occur, please feel free to email me! 
 
Norwood, NaToya
Educator
 
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Workplace Readiness

Ellis, Leigh