|Published: 9:41 AM, 02/28/2014
||Last updated: 9:42 AM, 02/28/2014
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
I am the youngest daughter of the
late Roland A. Dykes, Jr. and Elizabeth C. Smith-Dykes, of Newport, Tennessee.
I am the fourth of seven siblings: Roland III, Stephanie Dykes-Stewart, Gary,
Kathy Dykes-Sims, Dion, Scotty and Terry Stewart.
I grew up in Newport and, of
course, attended Tanner School the first through the second grades. After the
desegregation of schools, I attended Newport Grammar School the third through
the eighth grades and graduated from Cocke County High School in 1977. I went
on to graduate from the University of Tennessee/Knoxville in 1983 with a
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and later earned a Master’s in my field
of Special Education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona in 2008. I
have been employed by the Harlandale School District in San Antonio, Texas for
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