Debbie Gentry

Debbie Gentry is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Middle Tennessee State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and pursued graduate work at the University of Tennessee. Debbie is a Master Teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience, including teaching for the past 23 years in classical Christian schools. Throughout her career, Debbie has taught all subjects in grades 4-8 but has taught Science exclusively since 2008. She has been recognized as the “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” or “Master Teacher” by her schools on multiple occasions. Debbie has also been instrumental in creating a faculty mentoring program, coordinated accreditation programs, led workshops and seminars on a broad range of educational topics, and led curriculum development. She believes her primary responsibility as a teacher is to routinely point her students to Christ. Debbie and her husband, Jim, have four sons and two grandchildren. They are active in their church, lead a community group, and participate in prison ministry.