Specialty Teachers

Ackley  
  Email iconP.E. 

Julie Ackley is the new Physical Education teacher at BCES.  She just finished up her 9th year of teaching.  She has taught 2 years of high school (Spring Hill High School), 3 years of elementary (Highland Park Elementary) and 4 years of middle school (Whitthorne Middle School).  

She does not perceive Physical Education as an organized recess.  Her responsibility as a Physical Education teacher are, in her opinion, among the most important in the school.  She firmly believes all of her students are special and possess a wide variety of talent and skills.  It is her mission to expose her students to a wide variety of activities, as to encourage him, or her, to discover and enhance these skills.  As a professional educator, she will present these activities in a positive and professional manner, as to maximize the self-esteem and the self-confidence of her students.  As a result of physical education, her students will learn that physical fitness is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, not only now, but for the rest of their lives. 


She has attended and presented at multiple local, state and national SHAPE conferences where she loves to go and learn new and exciting things. She was chosen to serve at the MCPS county PE mentor.  She has served on her previous schools Leadership Teams, coach of multiple sports and was the Huddle Coach for FCA.  
 


She has a wonderful husband who is also a teacher and 2 amazing children! In her spare 
time she loves to spend time with her family (especially being outside) and read. 

 

 

 

Karvoviak  
  Email iconMUSIC 

Mary Karboviak is a high energy, enthusiastic, young professional with an excitement and passion for what she does.  Music has always been a part of her life and her favorite subject in school.  She was raised in a military family which took her all over the USA and overseas to Turkey.  She studied music education in North Dakota at The University of North Dakota.  She spent the first two years of her career teaching Pre K-12 grade band, choir and elementary music in Drayton, ND.  She moved with her husband Kelton to the Spring Hill area in June 2018, and worked for a year at Trinity Elementary in Williamson County as a part-time music teacher and math tutor.  She is so excited to meet everyone get the Battle Creek Elementary School music program off to a great start 

 

  
Richardson  Email icon
ART

Beverly Richardson comes to us from Riverside Elementary in Columbia where she started teaching art in 2011. Before teaching she worked several years as a commercial artist and as a program assistant teaching wildlife and environmental classes at UT Ridley 4-H Center. 

As Battle Creek’s art teacher, Ms. Richardson feels like she has the best of all worlds: interacting with children, creating excitement about art and exposing students to nature. Each year she raises Monarch butterflies for students to observe and portray in their artwork. As an avid gardener and hobby farmer she brings lots of God’s creations into the classroom for students to use in identifying patterns, colors and textures to stimulate their artistic thinking. 
 
When not teaching, she enjoys relaxing on the family farm watching the antics of the goats and chickens.  She is happiest when her grown up sons and daughter along with their spouses are all able to be back on the farm enjoying games around the kitchen table!   

 

 Email iconLIBRARIAN

Mrs. April Johnson will serve as the librarian for Battle Creek Elementary.  She loves to spend her time reading, cooking and outdoors with her husband Eric and son Evan. Mrs. Johnson is bringing sixteen years of teaching experience at Baker Elementary School to our school. 

She strives to create an active, engaging and student-centered learning space in the library for all students. Mrs. Johnson has trained with Discovery Education focused on STEM and Problem Based Learning strategies. She incorporates these practices not only into library lessons but also into collaboration with classroom teachers. Over the past two years, she has served as the school level Read to be Ready coach and provided trainings and support to teachers implementing the state reading units.

Mrs. Johnson loves to engage students and teachers with new technologies and digital resources.  She understands the importance of equipping students with the tools needed for the digital world.  Most importantly, Mrs. Johnson fosters a love of reading with all her students. She encourages them to explore and connect with books through lessons and book talks. Mrs. Johnson uses all her instructional tools to inspire students to think, create, share and grow.
 

 

 

Reaves  
 Email iconSTEM

Meet Mrs. Ena Reaves.  Mrs. Reaves graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Elementary Education (K-8) from Freed-Hardeman University in 2006.  She then graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Master’s degree of Education in Leadership and Administration in 2018.  She is currently working with the TTLA cohort of Belmont University that builds leadership and coaching skills.  She served as Marvin Wright Elementary School’s PBL coach for the past three years.  She has taught K-8 students for ten years.  

While at MWES she led her STEM club to the Destination Imagination state tournament in 2019.  She has been a Seesaw Ambassador for four years.  She is currently working on her National Geographic Teacher Certification.  She enjoys spending time outside in nature with her family, Asa, Eli, and Cliff.  She says “Growing up on a dairy farm was such a blessing.  It taught me to appreciate nature, hard work, and how to enjoy the simple things in life.”  

You can view her blog and follow her on social media at 
https://enareaves.wordpress.com/ 

 

 


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