Mr. Roger L. Jones, III is the principal at Collierville High School. Previously, Mr. Jones was the principal at Collierville Middle for five years, as well as Assistant Principal at both Arlington High and Collierville Middle. He began his career in public education in 2002 as a mathematics teacher at Schilling Farms Middle School. He was selected by his peers as Collierville Schools "Principal of the Year" in 2018.
Jones holds both a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and a Master of Science degree in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Memphis. He is a graduate of the Leadership Scholars Program at the University of Memphis and the Tennessee School Boards Associations's Prospective Superintendents Academy. He and his wife Jenell, a fifth grade teacher at Bailey Station Elementary, are residents of Collierville. They have an adult daughter.
At CHS, Mr. Jones is responsible for student handbook/teacher handbook, finance/school budget, partnerships, policies and school calendar.
Dr. Lauren Balentine has spent most of her teaching career in Collierville Schools, joining the CHS faculty as a mathematics teacher in 2011 after teaching at an all-girls private school for four years. Dr. Balentine spent 7 years at CHS before moving to Collierville Schools’ Central Office where she has worked at an RTI Specialist and most recently a Curriculum Supervisor of Math and Science for grades 3-12.
Dr. Balentine attained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Memphis. She has earned both an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) and an Educational Doctorate Degree (Ed.D.) in Leadership from Union University.
She and her husband, Joshua, raise their four children, Whitten, Reese, Kenzie, and Sloan in Collierville. Dr. Balentine is excited to get to back to CHS. Once a Dragon, always a Dragon!
A CHS, Dr. Balentine serves a the Testing Coordinator and is responsible for the Dragon Academy, EPSOs, and school data collection and distribution.
Mr. Myles Beaupre was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He started teaching at Queen Elizabeth District High School in Sioux Lookout, ON before moving to the United States to attend the University of Notre Dame. Since moving to Memphis in 2011, Mr. Beaupre has taught with the Achievement School District, Southwind High School and, since 2014, at Collierville High School. At CHS, he has taught history and served as both Assistant and Head Track Coach, Instructional Coach, and Support Team Leader.
Mr. Beaupre received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Education at Lakehead University and has Masters in History and Education from the University of New Brunswick, University of Notre Dame, and Austin Peay State University. He and his wife Lauren, the best Dual Enrollment Coordinator in the south (she told me to write that), have twin daughters, Emmy and Ruby, who attend Tara Oaks Elementary School, and a dog, Daisy, who does not.
At CHS, Mr. Beaupre serves as the AP for students 9-12 in the alpha ranges SM-Z and oversees RTI/SRTI, AP testing, the school improvement plan and compact, open house and community events, clubs, and PLCs.
Mrs. Ann Blake came to CHS in 2021 as the prevention counselor before accepting an interim position as an administrator in January of 2023. Mrs. Blake received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Florida State University, a Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in school counseling from University of Memphis, and a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in educational leadership from Austin Peay State University. Before coming to Collierville High School, Mrs. Blake worked at Collierville Middle School and taught at University of Memphis. She is married with four grown children, three amazing granddaughters, and three dogs.
At CHS, Mrs. Blake is responsible for SPED Services, SPED Teacher Schedule, IEP Testing Accommodations, and SPED Transportation.
Mr. Daniel Ford came to CHS in 2017. He taught English and journalism for 8 years at the middle and high school level in both the Memphis and Boston areas before moving into school leadership.
He received a B. A. in journalism from the University of Memphis in 2006 and a Master’s of Arts in Teaching (2009) and Educational Leadership certification (2016) from Christian Brothers University. Prior to working in education, Daniel was a freelance sports reporter for the Associated Press and Commercial Appeal.
He and his wife, Fabiana, have a son, Carson, and a dog, Frank.
At CHS, Mr. Ford is responsible for the Wellness Department, Athletic Director, Title IX, summer school, truancy and emergency planning.
Dr. Dan Holcomb joined the administrative team at his high school alma mater in 2010. After CHS, he graduated from The University of Memphis with a Bachelor's of Arts in English American Literature, and History with a Civil War South focus. In 2003, Dr. Holcomb received a Master's of Arts in Teaching from Memphis. His educational background also includes an Educational Specialist Degree from Union University. In 2008, Dr. Holcomb began his teaching career in 2000. He has taught English and History while coaching football, baseball and wrestling. Dr. Holcomb has working at Bolton High School from 2002-2005, Germantown High School from 2005-2010, and Collierville from 2010-present. He has 4 children, Elijah (Class of '17), Rebekah (Class of '19), Noah (Class of '23) and Jonah (Class of '27). Go Dragons!
At CHS, Dr. Holcomb is responsible for the English Department, CLEP testing, discipline, truancy, transportation, field trips, textbooks, and parking.
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 CHS, Mr. Matykiewicz is responsible for the CTE Department, attendance, substitutes, truancy, BEP counts, and 8th period checkout.
Mrs. Hallie Ross is a longtime educator in the Collierville community. She began her career ten years ago at Schilling Farms Middle School and joined the Collierville High School team in 2015. Hallie received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a Master of Arts in Education from Union University. In the classroom, Hallie taught Spanish and Career Exploration. For the past two years, Hallie has served as the Student Activities Coordinator, facilitating school-wide events and founding the Freshman Mentor Program. She and her husband, Dustin, have two children, Swayze and Truett, and two miniature dachshunds, Oscar and Mayer. Mrs. Ross is thrilled to join the CHS Administration Team!
At CHS, Mrs. Ross is responsible for the Counseling and Foreign Language Departments, scheduling, curriculum and instruction, communications, professional development, data, and orientation.
Ms. Takashia Turner is a dedicated educator with over 18 years' experience in Shelby County Schools that has currently joined the Collierville High School administration team. Within the SCS district, she has been a middle and high school teacher, assistant principal, academic coach, instructional and data advisor, as well as a district PowerSchool administrator. Ms. Turner also taught in Greenville Public Schools.
Ms. Turner’s educational background includes an honors high school diploma from the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Texas A & M University (Gig’em Aggies!), a Master of Arts in Teaching from University of Memphis, and Educational Specialist Degree from Union University. Currently Ms. Turner is completing her Doctor of Education degree at Union University. Prior to her career in education, she worked for Arkansas State Parks. Ms. Turner has 2 wonderful children, Zora (CHS Class of 2025) and Zach (CHS Class of 2027) along with a maltipoo called Max. Ms. Turner is very excited to join the Collierville High Team. Go dragons!
At CHS, Ms. Turner serves as the 504 Coordinator and oversees IEPs for 11th-12th grade, nursing, and Title I Funds/Night.