Mrs. Tammy Retchless » My Education

My Education

I graduated from high school in 1976 and earned a scholarship to David Lipscomb College in Nashville.   In 1980 I graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education, with certification in grades 1-8.   I came to teaching a roundabout way, first holding positions as executive secretary at an engineering firm, and then in the Tennessee State Governor's office as assistant to the Director of Legislative Affairs.   While this was an awesome experience I will never forget, I jumped at the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream and begin my teaching career Ashland City Elementary!  This is my 23rd year at ACES.  The first 12 years I taught 4th grade, then I did a 2 year loop with the same class for 2nd grade and 3rd grade, and 2nd grade for 7 years.  For the last two years I have been a reading interventionist for grades K-4.  I love this position.  Learning to help students love to read is my passion!.  I was honored to have been chosen as ACES Teacher of the Year in 2012 and 2020,  Cheatham County Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2020, and was also awarded the Tennessee Reading Association's Reading Teacher of the Year for 2017.