Related Arts


General Information

Guidance, art, music, physical education, and library skills are part of creating a well-rounded individual. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade attend related arts classes each day, rotating between the classes.

Guidance, art, music, physical education, and library skills are part of creating a well-rounded individual. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade attend related arts classes each day, rotating between the classes.


This quarter in Art at East Lincoln, classes are focusing on American Pop Artist, Wayne Thiebaud and his paintings of sweet treats. Students are using different techniques and media including watercolor, tempera paint, block printing, and collage to produce doughnuts, ice cream cones, cupcakes, and cakes. Fifth grade is making beehive paintings using repeating hexagon patterns, bleeding tissue, liquid watercolor, and watercolor pencil. They are finishing their artwork with a bee image using a block printing technique. 


The goal of the counseling program is to help students develop knowledge, skills, and strategies so that they can handle various challenges.  Some of the things students can learn in guidance classes are solving problems with others in a peaceful way, showing good character, exploring interests in regard to future careers, strategies for academic success, digutal citizenship, and personal safety skills.  In addition to classroom guidance lessons, students may be able to participate in small groups or to speak individually with the counselor.  


Students visit the library with their homeroom class once a week.  Every other week is devoted to instruction with the Guidance Counselor when I am assigned at the other school.  In our library, we aim to foster and support the reading habits and curiosities of our patrons, to provide opportunities to innovate and create through imagining, tinkering, and experimenting, and  to empower students through teaching and modeling digital skills and citizenship using the internet and online tools and make global connections. 


In music, students learn how to perform on instruments and with their singing voices, create music, and how to listen and respond to music. Students are exposed to a variety of genres and have opportunities to play both pitched and rhythmic instruments. We foster a love for music as well as other social skills for all students involved.
For more information, visit the music class page!

Physical Education

We start our class off with 12-15 exercises to warm up our muscles for a fun day of activity, after exercising we do a  Jog/Walk activity 
for about 8 minutes, when the weather is warm we go outside and run on our cross country track
Activities, Games, Sports that we have participated in this year
 SPORTS: Basketball, football, soccer, archery,volleyball, 
ACTIVITIES/GAMES:  Cup stacking, rope jumping, hula hooping, relay racing, scooter boards, gaga, and many other games/skill activities


Art - Audrey Yates

I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with an emphasis in photography and watercolor. I later earned a Master of Education (M.Ed) from Belmont University. My family moved to Tullahoma from Destin, Florida in 2013; though I lived in Tullahoma briefly as a child from 1979 to 1981. I am married with two teenage sons. I enjoy all things artistic and has particular interest in pottery. In fact, I was awarded a scholarship to attend the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts for a week this summer to take a clay class. 

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Guidance - Sharon Nelius

I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Certification from Tennessee Technological University as well as a M.A. in Elementary Guidance and Counseling from Tennessee Technological University. My husband, Andy, and I have been married for 28 years and have 3 children, Sarah Beth (26), Eric (24), and Andrew (20). I like singing, running and hiking and enjoy watching students grow up and be successful.

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Library - Tammy Coop and Melinda Brown

Mrs. Coop

Hello, my name is Tammy Coop.  I am the school librarian for East Lincoln and Robert E. Lee Elementary.   I graduated from Tullahoma High School. Received a BS in Elementary Education from MTSU.  I taught first - third grades in Moore and Bedford Co. Schools for 8 yrs. During that time, I also received my Masters degree from MTSU in Library Science and Supervision of Materials.  I spent the next 20 years as Media Specialist in the Murfreesboro City Schools System. In 2014, my family decided to come home to Tullahoma to be closer to family and that is when I began working for TCS.  I love working with the children of Tullahoma, helping them to discover a love of reading, imagining, creating and life-long learning. When I’m not at the library, I love spending time with my husband and two children, gardening, playing games and watching movies.

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Mrs. Brown

I absolutely love my job as library assistant to East Lincoln and Robert E Lee. I have a K-8 degree in Elementary Education  from Mississippi University for Women. Over the past 32 years I have been a stay at home mom, taught Kindergarten - 4th grade, served as a Daycare Director, taught Pre-K Preschool   for 8 years,and served as Preschool Ministries Director for 14 years at my church.  My favorite job has been being a wife to Michael and mom to Meagan, Mark, Macy and Matthew. My new favorite adventure is being Nonnie to three little grand girls and a grand boy coming August of  2019.  

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Music - Abbi Jenkins

Hello! I am originally from Kingsport, Tennessee. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music, specializing in vocal, general, and instrumental education. I started teaching music at East Lincoln in Fall 2018. 

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Physical Education - Jeff Hale

I'm Coach Hale. I have been a teacher for 41 years. I taught 10 years in Manchester and 31 years in Tullahoma. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education/Health and a Masters in Administration and Supervision. I enjoy being with my family, working on my farm, and fishing with my friends and the best dog ever Duncan.

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