Specialty

SPECIALTY TEACHERS

Sara Layne-Art
Layne

Hi, I am the Art teacher! The Arts have influenced me my entire life and I love to teach, so being an Art teacher is a perfect place for me!
I studied Studio Arts at Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University where I received my Bachelors degree, and Special Education at Lipscomb University where I earned my Masters degree.
My house is a busy place with my husband Richard, his mom Margaret, two cats, a tortoise, two turtles, a bearded dragon, my art studio geckos, two parrotlets, and lots of pet fish! We have two sons. My oldest son has a wife, a teenager, a one year old, and one on the way. My youngest son is a computer programmer, musician, and professional gamer. He has roommates and a cat!

Misty Robinson-Guidance
Robinson
I am married with two children, who both play sports all year, which keeps me very busy. I graduated from The University of Alabama with a bachelors degree in social work. I worked in the mental health field for 23 years before pursuing my masters degree in school counseling from the University of West Alabama. I have been a school counselor for 4 years here at JBES.
Bedelia Ellison-Library
Ellison
Mrs. Bedelia Ellison has 25 years of teaching with Maury County School. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education grades 1-8 and a Master's degree in Supervisor of Instructional Materials/ Library Science from Middle Tennessee State University. She has served as the Joseph Brown Elementary School librarian for 14 years. She loves working with the students at Joseph Brown Elementary School. Her library goal for students is to assist them in becoming independent life long library learners and to push students reading by assisting them to become lifelong readers. She believes that every child can read if they are given a book that sparks their individual interest. The more students read the better readers they will be. In addition to teaching her regular library classes, Mrs. Ellison also teaches the 4th grade Genius Hour Class and the JBES Bionic Bears Robotic Team. She continues to keep contact with many our her JBES students even after they leave JBES, she has spent numerous hours working with our former students through the CHS Band, where she worked on the Executive Band Booster Board for three years and continues to support this band for over 5 years and counting. She is originally from Georgia, but moved to Columbia in 1991 with her husband Randy and two sons, Chris and Mitch. Her sons are both graduates of CHS. She is the grandmother of five beautiful grandchildren. One of her grandsons is a graduate of CHS and the other four attend Maury County Schools. She loves to spent her spare time with her family hiking, exploring national and state parks and reading.
Caitlin Richards-Music
Richards
My name is Caitlin Richards. I grew up in New Jersey and moved to Tennessee when I was in high school. I graduated from MTSU with a bachelors degree in K-12 Vocal General Music Education. As an accomplished singer, I feel that an important part of early education is finding your voice and learning how to take care of it. I started my teaching career as a pre-k TA in Williamson County. After a year and a half I started an interim teaching position in Rutherford county which led to another interim in the same county. My first full time teaching position was here at Joseph Brown as the music teacher. This is my 4th year at Joseph Brown and I can’t imagine a better place to be. I also teach choir after school for 2nd-4th grade and we have a blast. In my off time I am a proud fur mom of two cats named Marlee and Macie. I visit my parents and my younger brother on the weekends and plan on getting married in the Fall of 2021.
Marty Adkison-Physical Education Adkinson

Hi, I’m Marty Adkison, a physical education teacher and cross country coach at Brown Elementary. I have been there for 6 years now but before I taught Physical Education, Health, and 7 habits of a highly effective teen at EA Cox for 13 years. At EA Cox I also coached basketball, baseball, and football. I’m married To my wife Cissy and a father of 4. My children are Jared, Blake, Elise, and Max. I’m a graduate at Santa Fe High School here in Maury Co. I went to Columbia State where I got my Associates Degree, then to MTSU where I finished my BS degree in Physical Education.
I then continued my education at the United States Sports Academy where I received my Masters in Sports Management. I have recently completed 15 hours toward my plus 30. My hobby’s are sports, hunting, fishing, working out, and working on my muscle car.


Rhonda Chantrenne-Technology

Mrs. Chantrenne's Portfolio
Chantrenne

I was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and moved to Tennessee in 1993. I love Tennessee!! I am married to my wonderful husband of thirty-five years. We have one daughter, and she has blessed us with an energetic, fun-loving grandson. I am active in my church. I enjoy technology and being with my family. I have been teaching 16 years.
I have an Educational Specialist Degree in Education.