Alumni Staff  2017-2018

Susan Kinney-Stethen

Graduation Year: 1976

Subjects Taught: Special Ed., Algebra IA

BHS Position: Teacher

Best memory from BHS: I enjoyed being in the Bearden High School Band. That is where I met my husband!

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 4+

Total number of years teaching: 16

Jack Tate

Graduation Year: 1978

Subjects Taught: Film Studies and Personal Finance

BHS Position: Social Studies Teacher/Sports Information

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: Garland Miller, 2nd grade. She gave me self-confidence

Best memory from BHS: Coaching the best baseball team in school history (2012). Won the Region Title at Farragut, then won 4 games in the State Tournament

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 23

Total number of years teaching: 30

Ginger Duncan-Hynds

Graduation Year: 1979

Subjects Taught: Business

BHS Position: Teacher

Extra Curricular Activities when you were a student: TOEC

Clubs/Sports/Activities Sponsored at BHS: FBLA, Bowling

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: Rudie Mears: She is the reason I went into the business field. Everything she taught us was practical and hands-on and made so much sense.

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 18

Total number of years teaching: 22

Amy Shipley-Moskal

Graduation Year: 1979

Subjects Taught: Web Design 1 & 2, Computer Science Foundation

BHS Position: Teacher

Extra Curricular Activities when you were a student: President of Y-Teens, Teen Board of Knoxville, ICC, Keyette, TOEC

Clubs/Sports/Activities Sponsored at BHS: Senior Committee, CodeTN Team, Member of the BHS Foundation

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: Mrs. Rudie Mears, Business teacher. She was poised, graceful, caring, but above all knowledgable in her field. Everyday I walked into her room, you were welcomed with a smile.

Best memory from BHS: School spirit, many activities such as dances with real live bands! Sporting events and great friends!

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 13

Total number of years teaching: 27

Extra Info.: I know that I am teaching at the best school in Knoxville! I feel very fortunate to teach in the high school that made such an impact in my life!

Beverly Dickerson-Anderson

Graduation Year: 1980

Subjects Taught: School Counselor

BHS Position: School Counseling Department Chair, Counselor for Freshmen and STEM Scholars

Extra Curricular Activities when you were a student: SGA, Cheer, Space-Cadets (a club we made up!), Spirit Club, Track, Senior Committee

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: Rusha Sams. Rusha was my English teacher Junior year. She was so positive and encouraging. She made me think I had talent in writing and pushed me to try things just out of my comfort zone.

Best memory from BHS: Landing mid field in a helicopter at homecoming

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 8

Total number of years teaching: 12

Extra info: I worked at UTK for 13 years prior to joining secondary education

Glenda Rabensteine Inman

Graduation Year: 1983

Subjects Taught: Honors Diagnostic Medicine, Medical Therapeutics, Cardiovascular Services, Pharmacology, Yoga

BHS Position: Health Science Teacher

Clubs/Sports/Activities Sponsored at BHS: HOSA

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: June Maxwell - Helped me refine my writing

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 17

Total number of years teaching: 17

Lisa Hudgens

Graduation Year: 1987

Subjects Taught: Autism Support

Extra Curricular Activities when you were a student: Band

Best memory from BHS: Band trips, competitions, and football games

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 5

Total number of years teaching: 23

Jennifer Wells-Lemons

Graduation Year: 1991

BHS Position: School Secretary

Extra Curricular Activities when you were a student: SGA, FCA, Y teens, Young Life, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Softball, Student Trainer for Football team, DECA

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: Mrs. Herald - 4th grade teacher - she was loving and patient

Best memory from BHS: I loved my time at Bearden. I really enjoyed sporting events and anything social :).

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 1

Total number of years teaching: 16

Brian Tanner

Graduation Year: 1993

Subjects Taught: Learning Center and SEEK 10

BHS Position: Teacher

Extra Curricular Activities when you were a student: Football and FCA

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: Bill Young, because of the way he cared about me as a student and an athlete. He was a second father and a role model.

Best memory from BHS: My 4-year experience at BHS was great.

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 9

Total number of years teaching: 9

Emily McSpadden

Graduation Year: 1995

Subjects Taught: CDC-A, Peer Tutoring

Extra Curricular Activities when you were a student: Y-Teens

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: Mr. Charles Cannon had the biggest influence on me. He taught through not only his words but also his actions. Mr. Cannon not only encouraged me in my love of electronics, he taught me about life and how to treat people.

Best memory from BHS: My greatest memory from the halls of BHS are the friends I made, and still continue to keep in contact with

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 1

Total number of years teaching: 17

Lauren Houston

Graduation Year: 2002

Subjects Taught: Theatre I & II, Stage Tech, Musical Theatre

BHS Position: Teacher

Extra Curricular Activities when you were a student: Forensics, Theatre, Key Club, SGA, Yearbook, and more.

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: Kathy Coley because she challenged us to think outside of the box, question, and back up our opinions. She didn't take work that was half done - you had to be 130% committed in her class at all times.

Best memory from BHS: Too many really. All the Forensic competitions traveling with my friends to meet other amazing theatre people.

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 1.5

Total number of years teaching: 1.5

Cody Martin

Graduation Year: 2004

Subjects Taught: Social Studies (AP Human Geography, Contemporary Issues, and Leadership)

BHS Position: Teacher

Clubs/Sports/Activities Sponsored at BHS: Student Government Association

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: Ms. Hnilica, she taught me for three years and helped me fit into high school and prepare me for college.

Best memory from BHS: Meeting my wife.

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 8

Total number of years teaching: 8

Ryan Radcliff

Graduation Year: 2007

Subjects Taught: Special Education

BHS Position: Teacher

Extra Curricular Activities when you were a student: Soccer, National Juniors Honors Society, and FCA

Clubs/Sports/Activities Sponsored at BHS: Boys and Girls Soccer

Which teacher had the greatest influence on you and why?: Mr. Savery and the life lessons he taught that I still carry with me today.

Best memory from BHS: Winning state championships.

Total number of years teaching at BHS: 6

Total number of years teaching: 6

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