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Corabelle Brindle




Welcome Bulldogs! My name is Corabelle Brindle. I am Third Creek Middle School's Visual Arts Teacher! 

In Visual Arts we will focus on creating  2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Art, while studying the background and history of various art making techniques. 

I studied Art with a Concentration in Ceramics at the University of North Carolina at Asheville receiving my BA in Art and my K-12 Art Licensure. Spending time in such an art filled town like Asheville made me learn and love art so much more! 

Markus Cromwell



Gregory Currence


Hello. My name is Gregory Currence. I teach PE/Health and this is my 5th year at TCMS. I’m also the Athletic Director and Head football and basketball coach. Looking forward to a great school year.

Brandon Gentry


Hello Bulldogs! My name is Brandon Gentry and I am a Physical Education and Health Teacher here at Third Creek Middle School. 

I’m all about teamwork and living a healthy lifestyle.  I was born and raised in Mocksville and love to coach Basketball, and Football.

I’m a family man who loves his wife (Shalonda)  and 3 lovely kids that are 14 (Kenadi), 12 Makenzie , and 5 (Braydon).

I look forward to this year and hope everyone has a blessed year!

Kristen Goodwin



Hello!  I'm Kristen Goodwin, the media coordinator and testing coordinator at our school.  I'm here to support staff and students with any technology needs they have, promote reading, serve as an information resource, and a variety of other services. 

I graduated college from West Virginia University in 2008 where I got my bachelor's in Multi-Disciplinary Studies and master's in Elementary Education, with a specialization in 5-9 Language Arts.  In 2017, I graduated from Appalachian State with a master's in Library Science.

Contact me anytime for questions or needs you may have.

Mariah Johnson


Hey Bulldogs, my name is Mariah Johnson and I teach Physical education and health at Third Creek Middle School. This is my first year teaching. 

In my class, we will be working on personal fitness. We will also be working on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

I was born and raised in Statesville. I have a great family and a dog named Rocky! I love sports and I played four sports in college including basketball, cross country, track, and lacrosse. I am a North Iredell graduate. I am also a graduate of Mars Hill University. Go Lions!

Mike Mitchell



Hello Everyone!  My name is Michael Mitchell, I teach Computer Science Discoveries here TCMS.  

In my class we will be focusing on problem solving, and a way to inspire students to always work hard and try.

Shelton Parks


Hello Bulldogs! My name is Shelton Parks and I am a Health and Physical Education teacher here at Third Creek Middle School.

I am from Harmony, NC and I enjoy coaching football, basketball, and lacrosse. Also, I have a passion for music as well as outdoor pursuits.

I look forward to working with students and staff as we strive for a great school year!

Ariana Sanchez



Hola, como esta? I’m Ariana Sanchez, the English as a Second Language teacher at Third Creek Middle. My favorite part of teaching is being able to learn about the different places my students are from and learning their customs/traditions. 

I enjoy the outdoors, learning about animals, reading, playing games with friends, and watching foreign films. 

In my class students will be exposed to the English language at their level and grow their vocabulary and understanding of commonly used phrases. We work on reading, writing, speaking, and listening. I love seeing my students begin communicating with their peers in English and getting complimented from their teachers about their growth!

Kory Strother



What is going on guys and gals! My name is Kory Strother. I am Third Creek Middle School’s Band Director/ Music Instructor

In my class we will focus on developing our understanding of music theory, music literature, music history and of course music performance! 

I studied at Greensboro College where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Music Performance. I have been playing musical instruments since I was 4 years old. I was blessed enough to have parents who supported my passion for music and I hope to instil the same passion in you.

Laura Zinkhan

Creative Dramatics & AVID

Welcome Bulldogs! My name is Laura Zinkhan and I am the Creative Dramatics and 7th grade AVID teacher here at Third Creek Middle School. 

In Creative Dramatics we will serve new young artists as they take their first steps towards understanding “the basics” of theatre. We will cover the core components of the theatre machine: acting, directing, playwriting, and technical theatre. This course will provide a strong foundation to continue a pursuit of the arts, while enhancing other non-arts skills such as public speaking, the ability to collaborate with others, and the critics.

AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

I attended college at Radford University where I earned a BS degree in English and Theatre. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, my son, and my dog. I look forward to our year together!