Our Team

Caring, Professional, Dedicated

Mrs. Dawn Grantham


Coming Soon: Faculty Picture

Dr. Jan Thomas

Assistant Principal

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Blanchard’s Faculty & Staff
Please click on a teacher’s name to visit their web page.  Teachers are using MCSD Canvas to post information online. Blanchard parents are encouraged to download the Canvas Student app and login with their child’s credentials to stay up to date with Blanchard events.

Dawn Grantham Principal
Dr. Jan Thomas Assistant Principal
Candace Turner Academic Dean
Patricia Miller Secretary
Karen Eldridge Office Clerk
Bianca Willis Counselor
Betty Smith Clinic Worker
Kristine Mitchell Library Media Specialist
Katie Holbrook Music Teacher
Avery Bradshaw Art Teacher
Scott McElwee PE Teacher
Ellen Peters Cafeteria Manger
Janice Jones Cafeteria
Clary Smith Cafeteria
Rachel Staley Cafeteria
Lori Rimbish Cafeteria
Ronica Forte Teacher
Lenley Singletary Teacher
Julie Wright Teacher
Elizabeth Graham Teacher
Bridget Champion Paraprofessional
Betsy Dortch Paraprofessional
Trudy Tillman Paraprofessional
Lakeisha Jones Paraprofessional
First Grade  
Hae-Jin Kim Teacher
Elizabeth Ferreira Teacher
Ann Marie Sanders Teacher
Alison Smith Teacher
Felicia Crayton Instructional Para & Library
Vicki Lyons Instructional Para & Computer Lab
2nd Grade  
Monica Harris Teacher
Amy Martin Teacher
Becky Peters Teacher
Jan Highnote Teacher
3rd Grade  
Janet Malcomb Teacher
Scott Stafford Teacher
Traci Rivera Teacher
Amber Martin Teacher
4th Grade  
Amanda McVay Teacher
Mike Williams Teacher
Peyton Hannan Teacher
5th Grade  
Andrea Toole Teacher
Angela Lee Teacher
Nanette Jackson Teacher
Melissa Phelps Teacher
Resource Team  
Marino Maling Teacher
Wynn Owen Teacher
Debra Bennett Teacher
Jessica Muroski Teacher
Taylor Bone Teacher
Laura Jane Beach Teacher
Kristen Adams Speech Teacher
Ashleigh Heard Speech Teacher
Amelia Biggs Occupational Therapy
Shirin Felfeli Paraprofessional
Samantha Christmas Paraprofessional
Debra Gee Paraprofessional
Tiffany Parrish Paraprofessional
Rachel Kennedy Paraprofessional


Differentiated Instruction

Our teachers are excellent at meeting the instructional needs of each student at Blanchard. Social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs are met through passionate, innovative, and individualized instruction.

Innovative Ideas

Blanchard educators achieve academic rigor in innovative ways.

Advanced Technology

In collaboration with the library media specialist, students learn 21st century skills using a variety of technology tools. Technology is integrated into lessons and showcased in various ways.

Clear Communication

We work hard to help you understand your child’s education. We communicate via our Blanchard app, emails, text messages, phone messages, newsletters, web site, social media and more. Families are always welcome to call and visit our school at any time.