Student Support Services


General Information

At East Lincoln, we offer a variety of instructional support for each and every student. All students who demonstrate a need for additional support are able to receive the support they need through specialized services tailored to their specific needs.



Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered instructional framework aimed at improving outcomes for ALL students.

RTI allows schools to:

  • Identify students at risk for not meeting grade level outcomes

  • Monitor progress toward those outcomes

  • Provide evidence-based interventions

  • Adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions based on how a student responds to instruction and intervention

RTI may be used as part of the determination process for identifying students with specific learning disabilities.

Student Support Teachers


Melissa Stout, Special Education - Grades 3-5

Hi, my name is Melissa Stout.  I am a licensed teacher qualified to teach children with disabilities in grades k-12, and elementary education in grades 1-8.

I have always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and changed careers to pursue my dream.  I taught four years for Anderson County Schools, and joined Tullahoma City Schools 22 years ago.  I also enjoy teaching an after-school Reading is Fun and Beginning Sign Language class.  When not at work, I love to watch mystery and forensic science based t.v., as well as, travel with my family to amusement parks, and read.

My goal is to enhance the lives of my students and their families' while educating and helping them to meet their greatest potential.  All in all, I call it a good day when I have learned as much as my students.

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Maranda Olive, Special Education - Grades K-2

Hello! I am Maranda Olive and I am a third year teacher, but new to Tullahoma City Schools. I am a newlywed to a football coach and moved to the area in June. I graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelors degree in Exceptional Education K-12. I am extremely excited to be apart of TCS and Eagle Nation! 

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Michelle Wilcox, RTI


I have been with the Tullahoma City Schools for the past twenty years serving as a fourth- grade teacher, technology specialist and currently at East Lincoln as a reading and math interventionist. My experience also includes teaching a variety of levels including Kindergarten, first, third and fourth grades in Iowa, Illinois and Murfreesboro City Schools.

I grew up in Nebraska, but now live on a small farm in Moore County whom I share with my husband, several dogs and a herd of cows. I enjoy traveling, hiking, gardening and sitting down with a great book.  

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