University School of Jackson

Lisa Cates

Lisa Cates

Lower School Assistant

731-668-8401 ext.107

[email protected]

Where do you call home?
Jackson, TN

How long have you been in education?
I have been at USJ for over 35 years. Originally was at OHA (Old Hickory Academy) before merger with EDS (Episcopal Day School).

What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of my job is working with the faculty/staff/students at the Lower School. l love being available to them to help make their day a positive and fun experience.

What is your favorite thing about USJ?
My favorite thing is the family and community atmosphere we have continued to obtain over the years.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I love being outside working in the yard and I have around 135 pots (outside only) of flowers. I keep them over the winter months here at the Lower School and everyone enjoys the look and smell of them. The students here say it looks like a jungle or like being at Opryland Hotel.

NEWS

Headnotes - From the Office of Don Roe

06/22/2020

  Greetings USJ Families,  While our leadership team has recently been focusing on the challenges of ending the spring semester, recognizing the accomplishments of our students, and now starting school in the fall, I feel I would be remiss if I did not take the opportunity to share and...

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Don Roe Assumes New Role as Head of School at USJ

06/01/2020

The University School of Jackson is pleased to announce that Don Roe has assumed the role of Head of School at USJ. Don is entering his 27th year as a leader in education and has been a part of the USJ family since 2012. During his tenure with the school, Don...

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USJ Hold First Outdoor Graduation Ceremony on Kirkland Field at Carlock Stadium

05/31/2020

The University School of Jackson held their first outdoor commencement ceremony on Kirkland Field in Carlock Stadium this past Saturday, May 30, at 9: 00 a.m. The 68 members of the Class of 2020 were joined by USJ faculty and staff, plus a limited number of family and friends to allow for social distancing....

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Coach Bryce King named USJ Middle School Dean of Students

05/06/2020

The University School of Jackson is pleased to announce the promotion of Coach Bryce King to the position of Middle School Dean of Students. In this new role, Coach King will be responsible for monitoring and enhancing the quality of student life in the Middle School including organizing student events,...

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