Collierville High School

CHS has 11 National Merit Semifinalists and 12 Commended Scholars
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Chip Blanchard

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Mr. Chip Blanchard is currently the principal at Collierville High School. For over a decade, Mr. Blanchard worked in various roles for the Legacy Shelby County School system, including classroom teacher, Curriculum Technology Trainer, Assistant Principal at Bolton High School, Vice Principal at Bartlett High School, and Principal at Collierville Middle School. He is passionate about education and desires to build meaningful relationships with students, parents, teachers, and all members of the community.

Mr. Blanchard received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College. He received his Master’s in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University and has been accepted in Lamar University’s Doctoral of Educational Leadership Program. He plans to begin this work in the near future with an emphasis in Technology.

Mr. Blanchard is married to Jana Jonakin Blanchard, a dedicated school counselor serving in the Collierville community. They have two energetic children, Belle Anna and Tripp, who attend Tara Oaks Elementary.

At CHS, Mr. Blanchard is responsible for the main office, policies and procedures, budgeting and the overall instructional plan.

Lara Charbonnet

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Dr. Lara Charbonnet is the Vice Principal of Collierville High School. Dr. Charbonnet taught high school English for twelve years at CHS, but, most recently, she was a Curriculum Supervisor for Collierville Schools.

Dr. Charbonnet graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with degrees in English Literature and Classical Civilizations. She taught for a year in Knoxville while earning a Master of Science in Teacher Education. Her doctorate is in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership from the University of Memphis.

Dr. Charbonnet is married to Mr. Edward Charbonnet who teaches AP Computer Science at CHS and sponsors the First Robotics team. They have three children, twins Augustus and Daphne (3) and Beau (1). Dr. Charbonnet is passionate about her family, instruction, curriculum, and the Memphis Grizzlies.

At CHS, Dr. Charbonnet is responsible for curriculum, counseling services, PowerSchool, and teacher evaluations.

Tracy Conley

Tracy Conley Assistant Principal
SPED
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Mrs. Tracy Conley is joining the CHS administrative team this school year. She has twenty years teaching experience in the area of Special Education, ten of those at CHS. Prior to teaching, she spent five years working in the field of community-based brain injury rehabilitation. Mrs. Conley earned her Bachelors degree from the University of Mississippi and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. Her first five years of teaching were spent in the Fort Worth, Texas area. She moved to Tennessee and joined the staff at Collierville High School in 2001.

Mrs. Conley will serve as the Special Education Administrator.

Heinrich

Brett Heinrich Assistant Principal
10th Grade
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Mr. Brett Heinrich begins his second year as an Assistant Principal at Collierville High School. He began his teaching career in 2009 at Southwind High School. At Southwind, Mr. Heinrich taught US History, US Government and AP US Government. He served as the Jaguars head baseball coach for five years (2010-2015) and also served as an assistant football coach for two years (2013-2014).

Mr. Heinrich graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Political Science from the University of Memphis. He later obtained his Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Memphis. Most recently, Mr. Heinrich earned his Education Specialist degree from the University of Mississippi.

He is married to his wife Megan, a Shelby County Schools teacher, and the couple are proud parents of Cantley.

At CHS, Mr. Heinrich will serve as the 10th grade administrator, testing coordinator, and assist with athletics.

Dan Holcomb, Ed. D

Dan Holcomb, Ed. D Assistant Principal
9th Grade
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Dr. Dan Holcomb is in his seventh year on the administrative team at his high school alma mater. After CHS, he graduated from The University of Memphis with a Bachelors of Arts in English American Literature, History with a Civil War South focus, American Studies and Sociology. In 2003, Dr. Holcomb received a Master's of Arts in Teaching from Memphis. His educational background also includes a Educational Specialist Degree from Union University. In 2008, Dr. Holcomb earned a Doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum from Union.

Dr. Holcomb began his teaching career at Memphis Catholic High School in 2000. He taught English and History while coaching football, baseball and wrestling for two years. Dr. Holcomb joined Shelby County Schools in 2002 as an English teacher and football coach at Bolton High School. Before returning to Collierville as assistant principal, Dr. Holcomb taught English and coached football at Germantown High School from 2005-2010.

At CHS, Dr. Holcomb is the 9th Grade Administrator. His responsibilities include security, athletics, textbooks, lockers and the scheduling of events.

David Matykiewicz

David Matykiewicz Assistant Principal
12th Grade
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Mr. David Matykiewicz began his teaching career in 1996 as a teacher/coach at White Station High School. After teaching and coaching for 14 years, he was named the principal of Renaissance Academy North. He joined the Collierville staff in the spring of 2014.

Mr. Matykiewicz' educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. He is married to his lovely wife, Janna, and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

At Collierville, Mr. Matykiewicz is the 12th grade administrator. His responsibilities include attendance, parking, ISS, and substitutes.

Lela Williams

Lela Williams Assistant Principal
11th Grade
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Mrs. Lela P. Williams began her career in education in 1990 as an English teacher at Bolton High School. After teaching there for sixteen years, she accepted a position at Millington Middle School as an assistant principal and served in that capacity for seven years.

Mrs. Williams' educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Memphis. She is married and has one son and two daughters.

Mrs. Williams believes that each student has the potential to contribute something positive and unique to society and that it is her responsibility as an educator to help students develop that potential.

At Collierville High School, Mrs. Williams is the 11th grade administrator and holds the responsibilities of transportation, clubs, and AP testing.