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Roger L. Jones, III
Principal

 

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 the main office, policies and procedures, budgeting and the overall instructional plan.

 

Tamara Buckner

Tamara Buckner

Assistant Principal
10th Grade Last Names A - Johnson

tbuckner@colliervilleschools.org

 

Dr. Tamara Buckner came to Collierville Schools in 2017 and joined the administrative team in 2020. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Education, a master’s degree in School Counseling, and a doctorate in Leadership. In addition to working previously as an administrator, Dr. Buckner has served as an English teacher, STEM teacher, School Counselor, and Volleyball coach.

 

At CHS, Dr. Buckner serves as the 10th grade administrator for alpha ranges A - Johnson and is responsible for professional development, school improvement plan, 504 Plans and student teachers.

 

Tracy Conley

Assistant Principal
Special Education

tconley@colliervilleschools.org

 

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 administrator in charge of Special Education and is responsible for RTI, BASE and testing accommodations.

 

Daniel Ford
Assistant Principal
11th Grade Last Names A-K

dford@colliervilleschools.org

 

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 11th grade administrator for alpha ranges A - K and is responsible for scheduling, school data, dual enrollment, curriculum and instruction.

 

Brett Heinrich

Assistant Principal
9th Grade Last Names Li - Z

bheinrich@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 serves as the 9th grade administrator for alpha ranges Li - Z and is responsible for careers, EPSOs, CTE dual enrollment, summer school/credit recovery and transcripts.

 

Dan Holcomb

Assistant Principal
10th Grade Last Names Jones - Z

dholcomb@colliervilleschools.org

 

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!

 

Dr. Holcomb serves as the 10th grade administrator for alpha range Jones - Z, Athletic Director, Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for the school calendar, homebound, staff demographics, textbooks, parking and school safety.

 

David Matykiewicz

Assistant Principal
12th Grade

dmatykiewicz@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 CHS, Mr. Matykiewicz serves as the 12th grade administrator and is responsible for attendance, truancy, parking, ISS, Dragon Academy and substitutes.

 
Hallie Ross
Hallie Ross
Assistant Principal
9th Grade Last Names A - Le

hross@colliervilleschools.org

 

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 serves as 9th grade administrator for alpha ranges A – Le, testing coordinator and is responsible for communication/social media, clubs, and the Freshman Mentor Program.

 

Lela P. Williams

Assistant Principal
11th Grade Last Names L - Z

lwilliams@colliervilleschools.org

 

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 CHS, Mrs. Williams serves as the 11th grade administrator for alpha ranges L - Z and is responsible for ECUs, transportation, RTI, Healthy Schools and AP testing.