Instructional Assistants

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Mrs. Jennifer Borden

I love working with our resource students!

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Ms. Emilee Braden

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Mrs. Dion Brown

My name is Dionsela Brown (Ms. Dion). I was born and raised in a small town in the mountains in La Grita, Venezuela. I went to elementary and high school in the same town. At the age of seventeen, my family moved to San Cristóbal city two hours from my home town. There I attended the University of Los Andes, where I earned my degree in education. I then spent the next seventeen years teaching students at two different elementary schools. In 1999 I met my husband and moved to the United States. In 2005 I began teaching as a teacher assistant here at Lanier Elementary School where I enjoy my life doing what I love to do which is teaching children.

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Ms. Michelle Clancy

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Mrs. Pat Cox

I have a B.A. degree and a Master's degree in Administration and Supervision from ETSU.  I have plus 45 in education from various colleges.  I taught at Bungalow and Mary Blount.  I have three children and four grandchildren. 

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Mrs. Stephanie Hoover

Math Intervention, TA
I have been married to my husband for many years, and we have two smart girls that we adore. The one thing that I love about my job is the everyday interaction with the students at Lanier. They amaze me everyday in how eager they are willing to excel even if the subject is difficult for them. "You can really see them trying to understand so they can become better than they were the day before."

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Mrs. Sue Howdeshell

I have been a teaching assistant at Lanier for many years.  I am married.  We have two sons and three grandsons.  We also have 3 dogs.

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Mrs. Erika Johnson

My family moved into the Lanier Community many years ago. I have worked with different grade levels at Lanier.  I am thankful for Jesus, who provides our needs every day!  Without Him I would be nothing.  

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Mrs. Susan Kostka

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Mrs. Debbie Poling

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Ms. Amanda Posan

Hello. I have worked in intervention at Lanier for several years. I went to Lanier back when the school was K-8th grade. My son also attends Lanier!  I graduated from UTK with a major in Psychology and Child and Family Studies. I have worked with children, in some aspect, for many years. I absolutely love the kiddos at Lanier and this has been a wonderful experience.

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Mrs. Blaire Sineff

I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I started working at Lanier a few years ago as an Instructional Assistant. Before coming to work for the school I worked in healthcare. I am married to my high school sweetheart, we have 2 boys, and a dog. I attended Lanier myself (K-5) and was the first class to go all three years through Carpenters Middle school, I graduated from William Blount. My two children are 4th generation LES Eagles!

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Mrs. Nikki Welch

I graduated from The University of Tennessee with a degree in Psychology and Child and Family Studies. I have been a Teaching Assistant for several years at Lanier.