Exploratory Department (Fine Arts and Connections)
Mrs. Frenasee Daughety
My mom instilled in me the desire to be an artist. She gave me this artsy name, Frenasee, and growing up ART was “my thing”. My career started in commercial art and computer graphics and later I began to teach art privately which lead me to Columbus State University where I earned my BFA with teaching certification. I have taught public school a total of for 8 years, private school four years, and CSU Continuing Education both adult and children. From 2001 to 2017 I painted full time doing commission work using galleries, art shows and art venues to show my work. I am married and have two children, who have two children each that make me “GRAND”. What an honor it is to be at Blackmon to share my love of art and my art experiences. My passion, as I continue to paint professionally, (time permitting) is to help middle school people explore their personal possibility of success and accomplishment in the visual art program while many catch the dream to pursue art as their life destiny. I am Frenasee Rathel Daughety, art teacher at BRMS since 2017. www.frenasee.com.
Mrs. Tonya Davis
Hi! My name is Tonya Davis and I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Respiratory Therapy. I worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Piedmont Columbus Regional for 8 years and taught Respiratory Therapy at Columbus Tech for 3 years. This will be my 3rd year teaching at BRMS. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family. I have been married for 9 years to my husband Cole Davis and we have 2 beautiful children Ally Grace(7) and Parker(7m). I look forward to the 2020-2021 school year and seeing all my wonderful students.
Mr. Blake Eubanks
Hi, my name is Blake Eubanks and I have been teaching middle school band for 5 years. I studied and received my bachelor’s degree in music education at Troy University. I am currently working on my Master’s degree in Music Education at the same institution. I have taught at Blackmon Road for all 5 years of my teaching career.
Ms. Recheal Jacobs
Mrs. Dorothy Johnson
Hi, my name is Dorothy Johnson, and I have been teaching for 27 years. I taught my first nine years at Kendrick High School (where I met my husband), then took several years off to raise my boys, and have been at Blackmon Road for the past 16 years. I grew up in south Georgia (Thomasville) and moved to Columbus right out of college. I have my bachelors and specialist degrees from Valdosta State University and my masters from Troy State University. I have been married to my husband Mike for 34 years, and we have two sons – Graham (25) starting his Ph.D. at UGA in the fall, and David (22) – just finishing college at UGA. I love to sing in my church choir and play the piano. My husband and I also love travelling! I look forward to seeing all of my great students soon!
Ms. Kayla Reid
Mr. Glenn Lawton
I am Glenn Lawton. MCSD students have been calling me Señor since 1994. Before coming to Blackmon Road Middle School, I taught all levels of high school Spanish for 20 years. At BRMS I teach Honors Spanish and I’m looking forward to another great year of preparing another generation for the next level.
Mrs. Michelle Peters
Physical Education Coach
I am Michelle Peters, one of the physical education teachers here at BRMS. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in education from Radford University in 1996. I taught middle school students in Virginia from 1998 to 2002 before moving to Georgia. I have been employed by the Muscogee County School District since 2002 and earned my master’s degree in School Counseling from Troy University in 2010.
My husband, Robert, is currently a physical education teacher at Columbus High School where he teaches advanced physical conditioning and AP psychology. We have a daughter at the University of West Georgia, a son at Columbus High School and a son and daughter at Creekside.
In Muscogee County, I have gained valuable experience teaching students at both Double Churches and Veterans Memorial Middle Schools. While at VMMS, I coached cross country, track, and basketball. Last year, I joined the BRMS faculty where I teach PE, which was a big change! I also enjoy coaching cross country and track here. It has been a fun experience and I am excited for a new year. Running, lifting weights, and working out are some of my favorite pastimes.
Mr. Robbie Burns
My name is Coach Robby Burns and I have been teaching here at Blackmon Middle School for one year. Before that, I was serving proudly in the United States Army as an Infantry Soldier in which my highest position was First Sergeant. I was raised in Kansas and have a love for anything that is Kansas City Sports or BBQ made. I have a bachelor’s degree in Sports and Health Sciences with a Concentration in Exercise Science from American Military University and a master’s of the arts in teaching from Columbus State University. Before the Army, I played College Football at Ottawa University in Kansas as a Defensive End and I also threw the Shot put and Hammer. During my time in the Army, I helped to coach soccer here in Georgia and in Germany while I was stationed overseas with a local team where I learned a lot of different training and attacking techniques. I am currently an assistant coach for football, soccer, and I also chair the Eagle Strong weightlifting club here at Blackmon Road Middle School.