3rd Grade

In third grade, student use the foundations learned from previous years to begin reading to learn new information each day. Reading comprehension is practiced daily. There is a strong emphasis on multiplication and division fluency, as well as fractions.  Students are expected to be responsible for class materials as they transition to a block schedule and rotation between teachers. Third grade is also the year students begin taking state standardized testing. 


3rd Graders Playing Mallet Instruments



Megan Ferrell

Hello, my name is Megan Ferrell. I am a 2008 Tullahoma High School graduate. I attended Motlow State Community College and graduated in 2011 with my Associate of Applied Science in Elementary Education degree. I also attended Tennessee Tech University where I graduated in 2013 with my Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies in Elementary Education degree. I live in Tullahoma with my husband and my daughter. I have been teaching for four years and all of my time has been at East Lincoln Elementary. I have taught one year in RTI, one year as a fourth grade math and social studies teacher, and two years as a  third grade math and science teacher.

Contact Me: megan.ferrell@tcsedu.net

Samantha Huffman

I am originally from Chicago, and I graduated from Tullahoma High School in 2008.  I attended college and received my Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee Tech University.  I have taught for five years at East Lincoln Elementary, and I am very proud to be an East Lincoln Eagle.  I live in Tullahoma with my wonderful husband and two children. I am a huge hockey fan. Go Preds!!

Contact Me: samantha.blackburn@tcsedu.net

Claudia Van Cleave

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. I have been a teacher for 23 years. Of those 23 years, 21 of those have been at East Lincoln Elementary. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, painting, reading and getting together with my friends. 

Contact Me: claudia.vancleave@tcsedu.net

Machelle VanReenen

 I am a proud Tullahoma High School graduate! In May of 2010, I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Harding University in Searcy, AR. I have been an educator for nine years and have spent five of those years at East Lincoln.  I currently live in Tullahoma with my husband and three children.

Contact Me:  machelle.vanreenen@tcsedu.net