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Dee Lenderman

President / Class of 1989

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Scholarship Committee and Investment Committee Member

A life-long resident of the Collierville area, Dee graduated from Collierville High School in 1989 and attended Union University in Jackson, TN. After graduating from Union University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree, Dee began his career in the banking industry. He is currently the Chief Credit officer at BankTennessee in Collierville. Dee has two sons that are both attending CHS. Dee is also a Football Official with the Mid-South Football Officials Association and a Basketball Official with Memphis.



Hunter Carruthers

Fundraising Chair / Class of 1970

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Hunter graduated from Collierville High School in 1970 and earned his Bachelors of Science in Education from Memphis State University. He was a co-owner and President of All Star Waste Systems before retiring. He was involved with the National Solid Waste Association where he received the Governor’s Award.

Hunter is actively involved with many other organizations. He is the President of the Harbor Village at Manistee Beach Association, Secretary-Treasurer of the Harbor Village Marina Association, and President of the Lakeshore II Condominium Association. When he can find free time, he enjoys golfing, fishing and cheering on the Memphis Tigers.



Brian McDaniel

Board Member/Class of 2004

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Brian grew up in Collierville and graduated from CHS as a part of the 13 Year Club. He was active in the scouts and achieved the Eagle Scout rank. After high school he attended The University of Tennessee in Knoxville obtaining his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. He currently works as a Sales Representative for COROB, supplying tinting equipment for the paint and coatings industry.

He and his wife, Victoria (Class of ’05), are excited to have purchased their first home here in Collierville. Brian looks forward to starting a family in this great community and the opportunity to support our new school system.



Buddy Billings

Class of 1977


Buddy has spent the majority of his life in Collierville. After graduating from Collierville High School in 1977, he pursued a career in the fire service by attending classes from the Tennessee Fire Service Academy. Buddy was hired by the Town of Collierville in July 1978, and moving through the ranks over the next 38 years, he was elevated to the highest level within the Fire Department where he was Appointed by the Mayor and Board of Alderman to the Chief of the Department on May 9, 2016.

Buddy and his wife Dr. Linda Billings have been married for thirty-eight years and have two adult children; Robert Billings (Class of 99) (Chrissy), Brandy Billings (Class of 01) and one grandson Bo Billings (5.5), named after his great grandfather Robert “Bo” Reid class of (49). They are active members of Bethany Christian Church where he serves as a Deacon and Secretary to the Board. They Currently reside in Williston, Tennessee.


Lisa Lee
Class of 1983
Lisa is a longtime Collierville resident who attended CHS from 1979-1983. She played Basketball, Volleyball and Track all 4 years at CHS.  
Lisa is the mother of one daughter and has 3 grandchildren. She is the owner of QuikCash Taxes, The Smart Drive Academy and StrongArm Security Services and has been a entrepreneur for the last 10 years.


Colonel Sheila Marie McCarley 

Class of 1984


Sheila was born and raised in Collierville. She attended Collierville Schools for 13 years. The highlights of her 4 years at CHS included cheerleading and theater.

After graduating from CHS, Sheila attended and graduated St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1988 and became a operating room nurse. In 1989, Sheila was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. With 30+ years of service,  she now holds the rank of Colonel.

Sheila received her BSN from the University of Tennessee-Memphis (1993) and her MS with an Anesthesia focus from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (1996).

Sheila is presently practicing as a civilian and military Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Sheila periodically speaks and participates in recruiting events held at high schools, universities and community functions. She is an active member of the Mt. Olive #2 M.B. Church Collierville, TN.  Sheila currently resides in Hickory Withe, TN. 




Sonjii Owens 

Class of 1987


Sonjii Owens is a 1987 graduate of Collierville High and was one of the first 6th grade students to attend the new Collierville Middle School in 1980. She is the fourth generation in her family to grow up in Collierville, met her husband Timmy while both attending CHS and both of her daughters (Essence and Taydi) are CHS graduates! Sonjii has worked in city or state government for most of her career and is a lifetime Girl Scout and a current Board member of her HOA.



Jeremy Smith

Class of 1989


Jeremy Smith graduated from CHS in 1989 and has been a lifelong resident of Collierville. His mother was also a teacher in Collierville schools for 30 years. Jeremy attended the University of Memphis and earned a B.A. in English, M.A.T. in secondary education, and an Ed.S in school counseling. He also attended CBU where he earned administrative licensure for school leadership. He has been a teacher, coach, and counselor for 21 years in the Shelby County Schools district. His wife is a teacher at Tara Oaks Elementary. All three of his children attend Collierville schools. Jeremy volunteers to coach his son’s basketball and baseball teams, and is currently an assistant coach for the 10U Dragons baseball team. Jeremy loves attending baseball, basketball and football games, cheering on the Memphis Tigers, Redbirds, Grizzlies, and St. Louis Cardinals.



Katelyn Roberts

Class of 2010


Katelyn Roberts was raised in Collierville, attended Crosswind Elementary, Schilling Farms Middle and graduated from Collierville High School in 2010. She received a degree in Business from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and is currently pursuing an MBA. Katelyn works for Collierville-based Helena Agri-Enterprises in the Regulatory Department. Outside of work and school, she enjoys giving back to the community. For the last few years, Katelyn has served as a coach for the Collierville Lady Dragons competitive softball team. She is looking forward to new opportunities to be involved in the community and the Collierville High School Alumni Association Board of Directors.



Jessica Fletcher

Class of 2016


Jessica Fletcher grew up in Bartlett, TN and moved to Collierville when she was in the 8th grade. After attending Schilling Farms Middle School, she then continued her education at Collierville High. Very involved, Jessica was on the color guard, a member of the Spanish, Salsa, and Beta clubs, maintained a 3.8 GPA, and graduated in 2016 with Honors. Once she received her diploma, she further pursued her passion of Spanish at the University of Memphis. She is currently entering her senior year, majoring in Spanish and minoring in English. Jessica works as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics, and is planning her wedding with her high school sweetheart, Jake (class of 2018). Jessica looks forward to starting her family here in Collierville and giving back to the community through CHSAA.