Damascus Middle School Welcomes New Faces
Damascus Middle School welcomes several new people to our faculty and staff this year! Our new eighth-grade science teacher is Mrs. Kelly Heaton. She is beginning her 18th year of teaching and says that she is “proud to call Damascus Middle School [her] new home.” She always wanted to be a teacher, even when she was young, because she enjoys helping others learn and grow. She graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education, Radford University with a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Leadership, and Liberty University with an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She is looking forward to May 2018 when she will complete her Educational Doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction. When she is not teaching, she enjoys helping out at church and in our community, reading, and crocheting.
We are fortunate to share Mrs. Tiffany Williamson, our new Spanish I teacher, with both E. B. Stanley Middle School and Holston High School. She has twenty years of experience teaching Spanish. She graduated from East Tennessee State University, having studied abroad in Ecuador and Spain. She lives in Abingdon with her husband and is the doting aunt to two nieces and a nephew. Our new Day Treatment Counselor is Ms. Amanda Norris. She resides in Abingdon with her husband, two boys (ages 10 and 7), and two dogs. She enjoys reading, being outside playing with her children, and life with her family. She comes to DMS with ten years of experience in Day Treatment Counseling. In addition to these faculty and staff members, we are excited to have Mrs. Joy Munsey joining us as our new Assistant Principal! She will begin working at DMS in September. Welcome to Damascus Middle School!