Kindergarten Teachers

Beth Ring

My name is Beth Ring.  I grew up in Santa Fe and attended Santa Fe Unit School K-12.  After graduation, I attended Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN where I earned my BS degree in Early Childhood Education.  I have been

married 17 years and have 3 wonderful children, Austin (16), Kaylee (12), and Adam (7).  This is my 14th year teaching, with 9 of those years being in Kindergarten.  I am excited to make this my best year yet! 


Cindy Tomlin

Hello, my name is Cindy Tomlin. This is my second year to teach kindergarten at Mt. Pleasant Elementary. I grew up in Culleoka, TN, and previously taught kindergarten at Culleoka School. I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary and early childhood education from David Lipscomb University and  my master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University. I am the proud mom of four wonderful sons -- Andrew, Ben, Toby, and Ryan. I enjoy reading, walking, cooking, and spending time with family. I look forward to another awesome school year of growing and learning! Thank you for sharing your precious children with me!


Rachel Carter

I’m Rachel Carter, a kindergarten teacher at MPES. This is my 6th year teaching and my 5th year teaching Kindergarten. I am a Maury County Public School graduate from Santa Fe. I attended Columbia State Community College and graduated with a Bachelors in Education from MTSU. Since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to grow up to be a teacher! I am married and have a sweet baby girl, Caroline. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and going to the river.

I have a “hands-on” classroom where I try to make learning fun every day! I love to see my students explore and learn new things. I am excited to get this new school year started and I want to thank you for sharing your precious kindergartener with me!


Shauna Cooper

My name is Shauna Cooper and I am proud to call MPES my home. I have been teaching for 5 years. I always knew that I wanted to work with children, even when I was young. I always enjoyed helping others learn and grow. I went to Columbia State and MTSU for my undergraduate in K-6 teaching.
When I'm not teaching, I love spending time with my family. I have two sweet boys that keep me on my toes. I love to read and spend my summers enjoying outside.


Rachel Lawson

Hi! My name is Rachel Lawson. I love being a part of the Kindergarten team here at MPES. I have taught for 13 years. I have taught 5th grade, 2nd grade, 1st grade, and am entering my 10th year of teaching Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my FAVORITE!!!

I was born and raised in Hampshire. I graduated from Hampshire Unit School . I went to HUS from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I had perfect attendance all 13 years. After graduation I entered the 2 + 2 program with Columbia State and MTSU. I graduated from MTSU in 2002.

I am married to Michael and we have two daughters, Sophie and Autumn. My girls are so much fun. They keep me on my toes! I love them so much! We enjoy spending time together playing outdoors and doing crafts. We have a cat  named Buttons. We also have 2 coon hounds, Timber and Sadie.

In my spare time I enjoy reading and watching old television shows like Little House on the Prairie.

Looking forward to a fabulous year in Room 123.