Kindergarten Teachers

Rachel Carter

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 have been a teacher and taught at MPES since 2011. I have 2 little girls, Caroline and Sydney. 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

I am proud to call MPES my home. I always knew that I wanted to work with children, even when I was young. I always enjoyed helping others learn and grow. I grew up here in Mount Pleasant and loved being in this great small town.  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.

Tina Keeler

I graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in August, 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education.  I grew up in Oklahoma, lived in Texas for 13 years, and moved to Tennessee. I have 3 wonderful daughters, one in high school, one in middle school, and one in elementary. We LOVE Maury County Public Schools!

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I love camping and being in the mountains; Colorado is my favorite!  I also enjoy watching volleyball, taking care of my farm animals, and crafting.

I am delighted to be a part of the Mt. Pleasant Elementary Kindergarten team and I look forward to getting to know your family!

Beth Ring

I grew up in Santa Fe and attended Santa Fe Unit School K-12.  My dream of becoming a teacher began in Kindergarten, so after graduation, I attended Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN where I earned my BS degree in Early Childhood Education.  I began my teaching career at MPES in 2003 and have loved every minute!  Each day I get to come to work and help children grow as learners and readers.

I live in Columbia with my husband, Brian, and we have 3 children, Austin, Kaylee, and Adam.  We love spending time together and even have a family YouTube channel.  When I actually have time to myself, I enjoy reading and watching Hallmark movies.  I'm excited to begin another wonderful school year at Mt. Pleasant Elementary, where students come first!


Cindy Tomlin

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!