Title Staff

Parent Rights - Parent Compact

Title I Staff

Linda Loyd, Academic Facilitator

I’m currently the Academic Facilitator at Mt. Pleasant Elementary. After graduating from Middle Tennessee University and completing my K-8 certification from University of Alabama, I began teaching. Then received my Masters in Curriculum from Trevecca University and received my plus 30 in Curriculum and Instruction. I’ve spent the bulk of my teaching career teaching in Lawrence County Schools in K-3 classrooms. Eight years ago I decided to move to Maury County and I began teaching at Highland Park Elementary as an Academic Facilitator and now I am currently here doing the same job! There isn’t anything I dislike at Mt. Pleasant Elementary. I truly enjoy the culture, atmosphere of students and teachers, and how intentional their teachers are in making sure every child is learning.

When I’m not at Mt. Pleasant Elementary, I enjoy spending time with my husband of forty-two years and we are blessed to have three children that are married. We get to enjoy 6 grandchildren who call me “Granna.” I also enjoy reading, journaling, and growing flowers.


Stephanie Plunkett, Title Teacher

Stephanie graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. While working for Maury County Public schools, she obtained her Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University. Stephanie was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant; therefore, she has a true connection to the children and community. When not at school, she can be found loving on her three boys Evan, Easton, and Colton.

Rachel Farris, Title Teacher

Rachel Farris has been a teacher at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School since 2015. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Prior to having children, she taught Kindergarten and Second Grade from 2003-2008. Rachel was born and raised in Columbia, Tennessee. She lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband Byran and two children, Chaney and Cole. In her spare time, she enjoys family time, ballgames, organizing, traveling, and helping her husband with beekeeping.

Edie Ainsworth, Title 

Edie Ainsworth has been with us since March, 2018.  She has 14 years experience working with young children.  She has her Child

Development Associate, and is a Highly Qualified Para-Professional.  Edie is originally from Northeast Ohio, but has called

Columbia, Tn. Her home since 1990.

When she is not working at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, Edie is spending time with her husband, Bob, and her three grandchildren.  Her passion is seeing students thrive and learn new things every day.  Her hobbies include  gardening, reading, and traveling.

Laura McCrary, Title Assistant