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Reed recalls early days at Tanner School

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 30 years.

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