Special Education

Special Education

Connie Deavers, CDC


I started my teaching career in 1990 as a Special Education Teacher. I have worked at Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Marvin Wright Elementary in Spring Hill. I spent many years working at King’s Daughters School before I started teaching. When I’m not working, I enjoy time at home with my daughter and my dogs.

Shonte' Bradley, CDC Assistant


I started working at MPES in 2013 in the Special Education Department/CDC classroom. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, playing basketball, and attending sporting events.


Jessica Wessels, CDC Assistant

Dana Brewer, Resource


I graduated from Athens State University in Alabama with a B.S. in Special Education. I received my Masters and E.D.S in Curriculum and Instruction from Middle Tennessee State University. I look forward to another wonderful year at MPES and the opportunity to grow and learn with the students, teachers, and parents!

I'm from Lawrenceburg, TN and currently live in Summertown. I have 2 daughters and 3 sons! I love running in half and full marathons!


Toni Fann, Resource

I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Dance and completed the teacher certification program at Chapman University in Sacramento, CA. I received my Special Education Certification at Middle Tennessee State University. I look forward to another wonderful year at MPES and the opportunity to grow and learn with the students, teachers, and parents!

I moved to Spring Hill in 2006 from Northern California. I live in Spring Hill, TN with my husband and son. I look forward to running the MPES Theatre Club every year!


Susie Lindsey, Resource Assistant

I have been with Mt. Pleasant Elementary as a Special Education Assistant since 2003.  I enjoy working with the students, faculty and staff at Mt. Pleasant Elementary.

Amy Odom, Resource Assistant

Martha Ragsdale, Resource Assistant

Leslie Hunt, Speech

Leslie Hunt received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003 and her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Kentucky University in 2004.  She has been practicing speech therapy since that time in a variety of settings including the public school system, private practice, and a hospital setting working with adults.  Leslie has been providing school services for the past eight years.  She is licensed by the TN Board of Communication Disorders and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).  She is also a member of the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (TAASLP).  She lives in Summertown, TN with her husband.


Kandysue Savage, Speech


I am a Speech Pathologist proving speech and language services to students at MPES.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree from MTSU and a Master’s Degree from TSU.  I am a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech Pathologists, the Tennessee Education Association and the Tennessee Association of Assistive Technology.    When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and pets, traveling and gardening.

Laura McDaniel, Hearing Teacher

I am a deaf education teacher (special education teacher). My office and home school is located at Woodard Elementary School. I travel to Culleoka Unit School, Santa Fe Unit School, Witthorne Middle School and Central High School for consultation. I am available at M.P.E.S. from 9:30 till 12:30.