Meet the Principal

Mrs. Abbye Miller

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Union University K-8 Elementary K-12 Sped Modified K-12 Administration

Mrs. Abbye Miller

Mrs. Abbye Miller joined Barret’s Chapel in August 2000, following six years of service in two other districts. Her teaching career began at Dyer Elementary in the Gibson County School System where she taught until she married and moved to the Memphis area. She then accepted a teaching position in Munford (Tipton County Schools) until she was hired by Shelby County to teach at Barret’s Chapel. While at Barret’s Chapel, Mrs. Miller enjoyed several roles, including being a Special education teacher, a 5th grade teacher, and Assistant Principal. Mrs. Miller was named the principal at Barret’s Chapel in July 2019.

Mrs. Miller grew up in the Gibson County area and graduated from Gibson County High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Union University in Jackson, TN with her endorsement areas being elementary and special education. She then received her master’s degree with a specialty in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.

When asked, Mrs. Miller is quoted as saying, “I have learned many things from my experience as an educator, one being that I have a great impact on the students in my school and, as a result, an impact on the community. I am grateful for the influence of my former teachers, colleagues, and administrators and for the role they continue to play in my life. In return, I want to give back to this wonderful Barret’s community. I have a strong passion to educate students and help them mature into well-rounded, responsible, and successful individuals. It is my pleasure to work with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members to ensure a rewarding experience for all of our Wildcats! Thank you for entrusting your precious children to us this school year.”

Meet the Assistant Principal

Mrs. Cassandra Turner

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BBA Marketing Management MAT Elementary Education K-6 General Education K-12 Special Education K-12 Administration

Mrs. Cassandra Turner

Mrs. Turner is excited to be the Assistant Principal at Barret's Chapel School.  In this role, she will support the work of the teachers to ensure a focus on commitment to student learning.

Mrs. Turner received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Memphis in Marketing Management and Elementary Education, respectively.  She was a classroom teacher for 10 years prior to becoming the Assistant Principal.  She has experience in elementary and middle grades as well as Special Education and RTI.  She has also served in several leadership positions, including serving as an adminstrative intern, student perception survey coordinator, grade chair, and a member of the instructional leadership team.

One of Mrs. Turner's favorite quotes about education is...“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”― William Butler Yeats

Meet our PLC Coach

Mr. Chris Stallings

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K-6 Gen Ed K-12 Sped Modified and Comprehensive

Mr. Chris Stallings

Mr. Chris Stallings is honored to serve as part of the administration team as the Professional Learning Community (PLC) Coach at Barret’s Chapel, where he will seek to implement and develop professional communities and team-based professional development that aligns with the state and district goals. 

Mr. Stallings began his teaching career at Barret’s Chapel in 2015 after graduating from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.  He has taught in the Functional Skills K-5 classroom for the past four years.  Additionally, throughout his years at Barret’s, Mr. Stallings has served as the Before and After Care Coordinator, First Lego League Robotics sponsor, Rocket Club sponsor, Lego Club sponsor, and instructional leadership team member.  In 2018, Mr. Stallings obtained his Master of Science in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership with a concentration in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis).