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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

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—

Pemiscot County R3 Sports Page—

Coach Wes Google Classroom Link--



K-12 PE

6-8 Social Studies

Athletic Director

JH and Elementary Basketball Coach

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

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Sara Riggs

Miss Sara Riggs attended Southeast Missouri State University from 2013-2017 where she earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a focus in instrumental music. Miss Riggs then went on to graduate school at Radford University in Radford, Virginia to earn a Master of Arts degree in Clarinet Performance in 2019. Throughout her time as a student at SEMO and Radford, she had many opportunities to perform with Wind Symphonies, Concert Bands, Theater Pit Orchestras (with her most notable performances taking place with a production of “West Side Story” through the Mill Mountain Theater in Roanoke, VA), Symphony Orchestras, and as a vocalist with various choral ensembles. She has taught at the elementary, intermediate, and high school level in Virginia and North Carolina, and has provided private lessons for various instruments and voice for several years.


In her free time, Miss Riggs is a proud dog-mom to her rescue dog, Sarge, and is an avid gamer and Netflix watcher. She also enjoys most sports, especially softball and volleyball, and her favorite type of music is Christian contemporary or rock music.


Miss Riggs is an R-3 alumni as well, so having the opportunity to teach music and band here is a true joy for her. She is very excited to see how your students and the music program will continue to grow!

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.

Kevann Whatley

My name is Kevann Whatley. This will be my 7th year as an educator (6 years prior experience). I look forward to teaching 5th grade at R3. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from University of Tennessee, Martin in 2010. In 2013, I graduated with my Masters of Education (Curriculum and Instruction K-6) from Middle Tennessee State University. I have previously taught in Tennessee for 4 years and Missouri for 2. I am excited to be getting back into the classroom and having a fun year of learning!

Felisa White

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

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