Janet Allison


HI!  My name is Janet Allison and I just started my 25th year teaching.  I've had the privilege of teaching 2nd grade for 19 years and 3-5th grade for 5 years.  I feel very blessed to be able to do something that I love every day, and I look forward to an awesome 25th year.  

I am married to Aaron Allison.  We have 2 beautiful biological children and 2 beautiful unbiological children.  My hobbies include reading and shopping.  

Favorite quote: 


"Why fit in, when you were born to STAND OUT?"  -By Dr. Seuss

Kelly Cagle


My name is Kelly Cagle.  My certifications include 5-9 Science, 9-12 Science, K-12 Special Education and Adult Education & Literacy.  This is my 19th year of teaching and my 6th year at R3.  I graduated from R3 and am glad to be a part of the school district again.  

Tara Chidester

First Grade Teacher

Tara graduated from Hayti High School in 1996. After graduating, she attended Mississippi County Community College where she received an Associate of Arts degree. She then went on to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. After teaching for a few years, she completed her Master’s Degree in Elementary Administration.

Tara has been teaching for 20 years. She spent her first 12 years teaching1st and 2nd grade at Mathis Elementary in Hayti, Missouri. She has been teaching first grade at Pemiscot County R-3 for 8 years.

Tara has been married to Shannon Chidester for 24 years and they have 3 children, Sydney, Addison, and Tristan.

Melody Collier


My career so far, includes 31 years in education with 20 years in the classroom. I retired from Dyersburg City Schools in June of 2021.

I have been married to Hadden Collier for 32 years. We have 2 sons, 1 daughter-in-law and a
dog: Logan (Air Force pilot), Anna Claire (Grad school), Andrew (Sales & Marketing for EJ Gallo); Sierra who is a 1 year-old Golden Husky.


I love to hike, sight-see, and read.

Stephanie Deere


I attended Southeast Missouri State University and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Agribusiness: Plant & Soil Science. After completion, I then completed the Alt. Certification where I became certified to teach 9-12 math. I now hold a Professional Certification in 5-12 math in the state of Missouri. Currently, I am finishing up my Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction: Teaching Technology. This is my 13th year teaching math, and my 7th year at R-3. I attended R-3 School from K-8 grade, and I'm very happy to be living and teaching in the district that I love.


Find us on FB: R-3 8th Grade 2021-2022 - Private Page - must be accepted to join


Mary Mason


R-3 - 2007 - present


14 years as English teacher, 12 years as Librarian

Adjunct Faculty for Three Rivers College for 15 years - Public Speaking


Lived in Caruthersville since I was 5.

Went to R-3 K through 8, Caruthersville High School 9-12


Married to Ben Mason

3 Children - Abigail, Hannah, Daniel


Hobbies:  Reading, traveling, cooking


Tracie Jordan Miller


Assistant Principal/Music Director
Tracie has been teaching at the Pemiscot County R-3 School District for 20 years. In that time Tracie has taught Music and Band as well as being Assistant Principal. Tracie has also served in the past as the Cheerleading Coach, Art teacher and Middle School ELA teacher.  Tracie graduated from Caruthersville High School in 1998 and went on to obtain her Bachelors of Music Education at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. From there she attended University of Tennessee at Martin and obtained her Master’s Degree in School Administration, followed by attending William Woods University to obtain her Specialist’s Degree also in School Administration.
Tracie is married to Jason Miller and has one son named Jackson. She is also the granddaughter of the late Arletta Crane who also taught music at R-3 in the 70’s. Tracie enjoys anything related to music of course and sports.

Jane Clare Morris


Mrs. Jane Clare has a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, a Special Education Certificate, Masters of Counseling, Psychological Examiner Certificate, and a Specialist in Educational Counseling.  She has worked in Special Education for 10 years.  She looks forward to continuing her experiences as school counselor with your children!

Terry Pike


5th Grade Teacher at R-3 since 2020-21.  Prior experience at Dyersburg State Community College, Lake County Schools, Obion County Schools, University of Tennessee, Martin, Dickson County Schools, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Carver Elementary School and Dyersburg City Schools.

Married to Victor Alan Pike
2 children: Richard Alan Pike, daughter in law Jonanne Pike,
grandchildren Holland & Harvey
Natalie Pike, son-in-law Marshall Greer, grandchild Madilyn Greer

Wes Richardson


Coach Wes Social Studies Page—https://www.facebook.com/r3.k12.mo.us/

Pemiscot County R3 Sports Page—https://www.facebook.com/coachwes1923/

Coach Wes Google Classroom Link-- https://classroom.google.com/h



K-12 PE

6-8 Social Studies

Athletic Director

JH and Elementary Basketball Coach

My 6th year at R3 and 15th year overall.


Gina Summar Turnage


Title 1 Interventionist


Gina is in her 5th year of being a Bulldog at Pemiscot County R-3 School District, marking her 35th year as an educator.  Her role as an interventionist affords her the joy of helping struggling students find success.  


Gina is a 1981 graduate of the North Pemiscot School District and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  She has taken graduate courses throughout her career to better serve her students and most recently completed an extensive training in the principles and content of the multisensory structured language approach, Connections OGin3D.


Gina is married to Rick Turnage and they have 2 sons and a daughter-in-law.  She is a Christian who enjoys gardening and antiquing and is looking  forward to becoming a grandmother. 

Jennifer Wallace


Jennifer has been an educator for 17 years now. She has teaching experience in Preschool, 2 nd grade, and Kindergarten. She teaches Kindergarten now at Pemiscot County R-3.

Jennifer graduated in 2005 from Arkansas State University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. In 2010, she graduated with a Master’s Degree in School Administration.

Shea Watkins


Shea Watkins is the preschool teacher at R3.  She also has teaching experience in first, second, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.  

Shea has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Ouachita Baptist University, and is certified in Middle School Mathematics and Science.

Felisa White


Felisa has 24 years of teaching- 3rd grade, 5th grade, Middle School ELA


Mandy Williamson

Im a licensed SLPA and I have been doing speech and language therapy for 14 years for the Pemiscot County Special School District. Ive been working with students at R3 while also traveling to other schools in the county. I love what I do and don’t consider what I do a job but a privilege. I incorporate fun with all that I do as it’s important for kiddos to feel relaxed and enjoy their short time they spend with me.