Meet Our English Faculty

Mrs. Jennifer C. Kirk

Mrs. Jennifer C. Kirk

8th Grade ELA teacher

Mrs. Kirk is in her fourth year of teaching at Lumpkin County Middle School. Prior to teaching in Lumpkin, she taught elementary PE, Spanish, and middle school, high school, and college English in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. Mrs. Kirk has bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Mississippi College. She lives in Dahlonega with her husband Billy and their four sons. In her spare time, she loves to run and cheer on the Indians at all of their activities.

Kenney

Rachel Kenney

6th Grade ELA Teacher

Ms. Kenney has a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, an MAT degree in Instruction and Curriculum, and is ESOL certified. She has taught in the Peace Corps in Kiribati, in Atlanta, and in Dahlonega. In the 21 years she has been teaching, she has taught grades K, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

Casey Rhodes

Casey Rhodes

7th Grade ELA Teacher

Casey Rhodes is a 7th grade Language Arts teacher entering into his 3rd year at Lumpkin County Middle School. Mr. Rhodes began his teaching career at Claxton Middle School in the Spring of 2017 after earning a bachelor's degree at Georgia Southern University. During his time at LCMS, Mr. Rhodes completed his master's program for Curriculum and Instruction at Mississippi College. Today, Mr. Rhodes continues to love teaching 7th grade Language Arts and is looking forward to impacting more students through the skills of reading and writing.

Mrs. Brandy M. Phillips

Mrs. Brandy M. Phillips

6th Grade ELA Teacher

Brandy Phillips is originally from Cumming, Georgia. After graduating from Forsyth Central High School, she obtained a Bachelor degree in Education from the University of North Georgia. She later attended Brenau University where she obtained a Masters degree in Interrelated Special Education. In 2019, she obtained a Specialist degree from Piedmont College in Curriculum and Instruction. She has worked in the field of education for 19 years as a middle school language arts and social studies teacher. She and her husband currently live in Dahlonega with their two daughters who attend the University of North Georgia.

Mrs. Alicia J Gordon

Mrs. Alicia J Gordon

8th Grade ELA Teacher

Alicia J. Gordon is a native of South Georgia who joined the TRIBE last year. Mrs. Gordon received her Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communications from Valdosta State University. Later she received her Master's Degree in Foundations of Education from Troy University. Mrs. Gordon serves as an 8th grade ELA teacher at Lumpkin County Middle School.

Mrs. Megan Walden

Mrs. Megan Walden

7th Grade ELA teacher

Mrs. Walden lives in Dahlonega with her husband and two sons. She grew up just down the road in Cleveland. Mrs. Walden attended The University of North Georgia for both her Bachelor's Degree in Middle Grades Education and Master's Degree in English Education along with her Reading Endorsement and Gifted Education Endorsement. She later attended Piedmont College where she earned her Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Walden has been teaching at Lumpkin County Middle School for the past 17 years. She loves her community and being able to be a part of such a wonderful school system.