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 CharbonnetDean of Instruction and Curriculumlcharbonnet@colliervilleschools.org
Dr. Lara Charbonnet is the Dean of Instruction and Curriculum of Collierville High School. Dr. Charbonnet taught high school English 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 and Beau. 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.
Dean of Operations, Student Services, and Athletics
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 Bachelors 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 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.
He married a Collierville Dragon, Kendra and they have 4 children, Elijah (class of 2017), Rebekah (class of 2019), Noah (class of 2023), and Jonah (class of 2027).
Dr. Holcomb is responsible for building operations, student services, and athletics.
Tracy ConleyAssistant Principal
Mrs. Tracy Conley joined the CHS administrative team in 2017. 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 assistant principal in charge of Special Education.
9th Grade Last Names A-K
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 serves as a 9th grade administrator for alpha ranges A-K and is responsible for PLCs, 504 Plans, school improvement planning, and emergency planning.
Mr. Eric Linsy joined the administrative team at Collierville High School in 2018. Prior to joining the Dragon Family, he worked in the Shelby County School system for 20 years. While working within the Shelby County School system, Mr. Linsy served as a classroom teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Director of Performance Management.
Mr. Linsy graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. He later received his Master of Science degree in Leadership and Policy Studies with emphasis in Leadership from the University of Memphis.
Mr. Linsy and his wife, Cindy, have three daughters, Morgan, Megan, and Madison.
At CHS, Mr. Linsy serves as 9th grade administrator for alpha ranges L – Z and is responsible for EPSOs, Accountability Data, RTI, and Classified Staff Evaluations.
Brett HeinrichAssistant Principal
10th-12th Grade Last Names A-Gbheinrich@colliervilleschools.org
Mr. Brett Heinrich was hired as an Assistant Principal at Collierville High School in 2015. 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 Collierville Schools teacher, and the couple are proud parents of Cantley and Rue.
At CHS, Mr. Heinrich will serve as the 10th-12th grade administrator for alpha ranges A-G and testing coordinator.
David MatykiewiczAssistant Principal
10th-12th Grade Last Names H-Odmatykiewicz@colliervilleschools.org
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 10th-12th grade administrator with alpha ranges H-O. His responsibilities include attendance, parking, ISS, and substitutes.
Lela WilliamsAssistant Principal
10th-12th Grade Last Names P-Z
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 10th-12th grade administrator for alpha ranges P-Z and holds the responsibilities of transportation and AP testing.