ALL IN THE FAMILY: THE COLLINS HUSBAND-WIFE TEAM IN CHARGE OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS TO DICKSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

By Emily Blackmarr and Dave Barkholz

Mary Collins has been appointed by Dickson County Schools to oversee federal programs, other than nutrition, that the district participates in.
Collins, who has a PhD, has been an educator for 22 years, most recently serving as coordinator of the district’s Response to Intervention (RtI) and Data program to help students academically. She is now Director of Federal Programs.
Her husband Jason Collins is the chief of the district’s food and nutrition program funded by the federal government. With his wife, the power couple now oversees the programs that receive federal funds to help students.
A native of Dickson, Mary Collins has taught special education in the Chicago Public Schools, taught in a public Nashville Montessori school and served in a variety of academic and administrative roles for Dickson County Schools. Her PhD is from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.
The Collins attend Charlotte-Fagan United Methodist Church in Charlotte and have two children. Stone Collins is a recent graduate of Creek Wood High School, while daughter Katie will be a junior at Creek Wood in the fall.

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