3rd Grade


MPES Third Grade


Beth Eastep


Hello! I am Beth Eastep. Here is a little about me! I was born and raised in Columbia, Tennessee. I graduated from Columbia Central High School. I love learning and to prove it I have an AS in Business from CSCC, a BBA in Marketing with an emphasis in Advertising from Memphis State University, A BS in Elementary Education (K-8) from MTSU, and a Master's in Reading and Literacy from Marygrove College. I have taught in the Maury County School system for 17 completed years. I taught 9 of those at Randolph Howell Elementary teaching 3rd grade. I have completed 8 of those 17 at Mount Pleasant Elementary teaching 7 years in 3rd grade and 1 year in 2nd grade. Teaching is not just a job for me, but a passion and ministry.

My personal world looks like this. I am happily married to Scotty Eastep. We have been married for 15 years. I have two daughters, Rieves and Lila, and one son Philip. We live in Mount Pleasant. I spend my time doing things with my family, helping others through my church, Destiny Church, and many other organizations such as the Pregnancy Center, Stuff the Bus Campaign, and MPHS PAC. I love to read and the beach is my HaPpY place. Most kids know me by the ladybugs that decorate my classroom! I love people and smiling is a must!


Neil King


I’m Neil King and I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1999. I began working at Mt. Pleasant Elementary in 2000. I’ve spent my career teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my wife, two girls, son in law, and grandson. I also enjoy Tennessee Football, St. Louis Cardinals, and spending time outside.



Kelly Lusk

I have been at Mt. Pleasant Elementary for 23 years. I began in 1993 as the guidance counselor. In 1999 I moved to the classroom to teach 4th grade. I stayed there for 16 years. In 2015 I began teaching third grade. I grew up in Benton, Kentucky, and graduated from Marshall County High School in 1985. I then went to David Lipscomb University and graduated in 1989. I began teaching 6th grade at Columbia Academy and stayed there for four years while I worked on my master’s degree. I graduated from MTSU in 1993 with a master’s in Guidance and Counseling.