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.

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Headnotes: Pandemic Leadership

12/01/2020

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Headnotes: Fundamentals

11/02/2020

  November 2, 2020   Greetings USJ Families,   Did I mention that I love baseball? As a student and teacher of American history, I appreciate it as a quintessentially American invention and activity. I really appreciate this Gerald Early quote:   "There are only three things that America will be remembered...

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Headnotes: The Bruin Walk

10/01/2020

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