KINDNESS begins with ME.   No organization is possible without the dedication, passion, and support of a wonderful staff. Each person within Communities in Schools of Catoosa County plays a vital role in the services we are able to provide to our community.

KINDNESS begins with ME.

No organization is possible without the dedication, passion, and support of a wonderful staff. Each person within Communities in Schools of Catoosa County plays a vital role in the services we are able to provide to our community.


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Suzanne Chovanec, Executive Director

Our program could not run without her at the reigns, guiding us each and every day. Not only does she run the program, but she gets down there with us, helping those with open arms and an open heart. She is the glue that holds us all together. Through her hard work and determination, we continue to serve the families, the students, the underserved, and the underprivileged in Catoosa County. She fights for us and she fights for those we help.

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Tammie walker, site supervisor

Tammie is over our Parents as Teachers Program. Parents as Teachers is a school-readiness, home visitation program that focuses on Parent-Child Interaction, Development Centered Parenting, and Family Well-Being.
Tammie Walker has been with the program for over 15 years.

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Jennifer Davis, Parent Educator

Jennifer is another one of our Parent Educators for the Parents as Teachers program. Working mostly with the teen parents, Jennifer sincerely cares for each one of the moms or dads on her caseload. All of the teen parents find a source of support from Ms. Jennifer.

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Debbie Eaker, SITE SUPERVISOR

Debbie has been serving families at Communities In Schools for four years. She is a Parent Educator, and she just recently received her training in Triple P, and she will be serving both Lakeview Middle and Cloud Springs Elementary parents and families.

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Rachael James, Parent Educator

Rachael joined our team last year as a Parent Educator. She has already created some incredible relationships with the families she serves. As the mother of four children from ages infant to upper-elementary age, she has unique insight into all stages of development.

She is actively recruiting families, so if you or anyone you know wants to get involved with Parents as Teachers, give her a call at our office!

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Terri Little, Site Coordinator LMS

Terri is the Site Coordinator at Lakeview Middle School. She goes above and beyond for the students she serves, and even stays in contact with students she served in the past. Terri sincerely cares about all of the students she comes in contact with, and is truly a blessing to everyone around her.

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Julie Bass, Site SUPERVISOR

Julie is the Site Coordinator for the Performance Learning Center and the Abstinence Teacher. She has one of the biggest hearts around, and this past year she worked tirelessly on helping students earn their credits for graduation, fill out their FAFSA's for school, and so much more.

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Aylis Jeavons, CSE Site Coordinator

Aylis is the Site Coordinator at Cloud Springs Elementary and as a site coordinator, it is her role to develop a curriculum for our SPY after school program, facilitate supports within the school, and coordinate volunteers and mentors.

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Brooke Watson, Parent Educator

Brooke is our newest Parent Educator. She joined our team at the beginning of this month, and she is so excited to start seeing families of her own. She will be completing her training next month.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in joining Parents as Teachers, contact Brooke at our office!

Ellie Cox, PLC Site Coordinator and Americorps CSE

Ellie just started working on our team at the beginning of this month. She has taken on the role of part-time site coordinator at the PLC, but that is not her only role. She is also working through the Americorps to provide tutoring to our students at Cloud Springs.

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Jacy Nipper, Grant Coordinator

She is taking on the role of making sure every single one of our grant requirements has been met each month. If we lose our grants, we lose valuable services that our students and families need. CIS loves data! We measure our success by the results we are able to achieve for the young people we serve and look for changes needed as well.

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Ali Jennings, SITE COORDINATOR LFO

This is Al’s first year at Communities in Schools of Catoosa County. She is the LFO site coordinator. At LFO, she is in charge of the Student Success Center, which includes a clothing closet, a food pantry, and coffee and refreshments for before and after school tutoring.