RIPLEY PRIMARY ADMINISTRATION
Mrs. Chantay Dupree received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Management) in August of 1990 from the University of Tennessee at Martin, Certification to teach 1st-8th grades in May 1999 from the University of Memphis, a Master of Education Degree (Educational Leadership) in August 2003 from Trevecca Nazarene University, and an Administrator License in August 2011. Mrs. Dupree taught 5th grade at Ripley Elementary School from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 to 2012 she served at Dyersburg Middle School as a teacher in the Success Maker Program (2 years) as well as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher (8 years). She has served as Assistant Principal at Ripley Middle since 2012 and LEAPs PM Site Coordinator since 2015. She is also a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Mr. Darryl Wells graduated the University of Memphis with his Bachelors of Science in Education in which he is certified to teach K-6 all subjects/K-12 Special Education. He also received his Masters of Science in Instruction Curriculum and Leadership with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Memphis. Mr. Wells has taught English in Madison and Gibson Counties for the last eight years. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.
Mrs. Gina Hendren is currently serving as Curriculum Coordinator for Ripley Primary School. She served as assistant principal at Ripley Primary School for the 2012-2013 and the 2015-2016 school years. She has worked in Lauderdale County as a 5th grade teacher since 1995. Prior to coming to Lauderdale County, she served as a teacher in Marshall County Schools, Tennessee. Mrs. Hendren has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from David Lipscomb University and a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Memphis.