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Ms. Sarah Dutton, Primary School Spanish
Mrs. Margaret Foley, Librarian
B.S. Elementary Education, Radford University
M.A. Reading Education, Appalachian State University
National Board Certification, Early and Middle Childhood Literacy
Mrs. Foley comes to Sullins with 14 years of teaching experience with six of those being in Bristol. She loves to spend time with family and friends and enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling when she isn't teaching. Sullins is extra special to her as she gets to spend her days teaching at the same school her two children attend.
"I teach because it brings me so much joy to see my students grow and become life-long learners. I'm excited to teach at Sullins because of the solid learning foundation it provides for future success. I'm impressed by the school's emphasis on community service and the importance of character education. I loved the warm welcome my family received when we moved to Bristol."
Sra. Zamantha Goldsmith, Spanish
BFA Interior Design, Art Institute of Colorado
Post-baccalaureate Teacher Program K-8, SFCC with certifications in TESOL, Bilingual education, Reading K-12, and World Languages-Spanish K-12
Mrs. Goldsmith has 11 years of teaching experience in New Mexico, Florida, and three of those years at Sullins. She specialized in teaching speakers of other languages and second language acquisition. She is married and has one son starting his senior year in highschool. She loves art and design, traveling, impromptu adventures with family and friends, cooking, and exotic cuisines.
“I teach because I love kids, and I want to empower them to realize how much they have to offer to the world. My goal is to spark interest in culture and exploring. I enjoy sharing about the world, other cultures, themselves, their place in it, and how to make a positive impact as worldly learners.”
Mr. Scott Hopkins, Technology & Physical Education
B.A. History, East Tennessee State University
M.A. Educational Leadership, Union College
Mr. Hopkins has 19 years of teaching experience, with this being his third year at Sullins. His hobbies include reading, playing sports, and sport card collecting.
"I am a fourth generation educator. Education is a passion for me, and I enjoy passing that enthusiasm to my students. I teach at Sullins for the academic freedom to teach in a variety of different methods to meet each learners' needs."
Mrs. Kim Long, Physical Education & Technology
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems, Virginia Highlands Community College
Mrs. Long has worked with children in education for 20+ years. She has been part of the Sullins team for 10 years. Mrs. Long loves kids, all things Disney, and has a healthy appreciation for chocolate.
"I want to make sure my students are learning teamwork and perseverance while having fun staying fit! Athletics is a great tool for teaching character and personal growth."
Ms. Leanne Walker, Art
B.F.A. Graphic Design, The University of Memphis
M.Ed. King University
Ms. Walker has been at Sullins for five years and brings a love of adventure and exploration to the classroom. She isn’t afraid to try new and exciting ways to reach her students' highest academic abilities, and you never know what to expect in her lessons. She is joined in her classroom by Chicken and Mr. Waffles, the class guinea pigs.