Judy Dulin

Mrs. Judy Dulin

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Bachelor's Degree in wildlife and fisheries management University of Tennessee Master's Degree in Forestry University of Tennessee K-8 Elementary Education Post Bac. Lincoln memorial university

Mrs. Judy Dulin

I'm a second career teacher. Before teaching, I was an educator in city, state, and national parks across the southeast. I have an undergraduate degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management and a Master's Degree in Forestry from the University of Tennessee. My teaching certification coursework was completed at Lincoln Memorial University. I'm a Masters +30 teacher.

I have two children, Charlsea and Parker. Charlsea is school counselor at Stewartsboro Elementary near Nashville. Parker is working on his Master's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State.

My husband Charlie is a long distance hiker. We both love fishing, wildlife art, rocks and fossils, and books. I love teaching science!

My Philosophy Statement:

A child should “experience” education not memorize it; use it, not just repeat it; and enjoy it, not tolerate it. A classroom should be a pleasant, safe and exciting place where imagination is unrestrained and technology is not just a part of the décor. I am a partner with parents, the community, and the school administration to provide an exceptional academic experience that includes authentic learning and utilizes research-based instructional and assessment methodology that results in success for all my students.

Brenda Oakley

Ms. Brenda Oakley

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Bachelor's Degree 1991 University of Tennessee Master's Degree 1992 University of Tennessee Ed.S Degree 2009 Lincoln Memorial University

Ms. Brenda Oakley

I was born in Florida and received my Associates degree in Winter Haven, Florida, at Polk Community College.  I moved to Tennessee in 1988 to continue my education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  I received by Bachelor's Degree in 1991 and my Master's Degree in 1992. I taught 5th grade for one year in Knoxville and one year in Memphis.  I began teaching at Pi Beta Phi in 1994 and I have loved every minute of it.  (Except for that one kid... Just kidding!) My last degree, ED.S, was earned from Lincoln Memorial University on July 18, 2009.
I was married to Tom Oakley, whom passed away May 29, 2017. I have two wonderful children, Tommy and Lindsay Oakley.  My beautiful sister, Carolyn, was disabled and lived with me for 12 years and I lost her on April 10, 2018. I have found that through the sadness "Joy cometh in the morning!" My blessings are through my children, my students and my dog, Scrappy-Doo. He has brought joy to my life and home. Since my children are grown, Scrappy-Doo is now the child that runs the house. 

I believe that all children can learn as long as I take the time to find out where the child needs to start in their learning.  I want all of my students to learn that they can do anything they set their minds to do.  If they put in the time and effort that is required, nothing is impossible. 

Tracy Smith

Mrs. Tracy Smith

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Bachelor's in Elementary Education East Tennessee State University Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction Tusculum College

Mrs. Tracy Smith

I grew up in Gatlinburg where I attended Pi Beta Phi Elementary School and Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. After graduation, I attended East Tennessee State University where I received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education for grades 1-8.  I began teaching at Pi Beta Phi in January of 1986.  Several years into my teaching career when my second daughter was in kindergarten, I returned to school and earned a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Tusculum College. I have enjoyed teaching sixth graders for 32 years.  Each year is a new experience with many wonderful students and numerous challenges.

Mr. Mike Tinker

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Mr. Mike Tinker

My name is Mike Tinker, and I am thrilled to begin my 31st year teaching at Pi Beta Phi Elementary School. My educational career includes a Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master's degree from East Tennessee State University. 

My family includes my wonderful wife Belinda, who is a first-grade teacher at Pigeon Forge Primary School, my oldest daughter Lacee, who is a physical therapist at Pro Therapy, and my youngest daughter Macee, who is a third-year Communications student at UT Knoxville.