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

The Lady Bruins are the TSSAA Girls Soccer State Champions!

11/01/2021

Congratulations to the USJ Lady Bruins on their 1-0 State Championship win over BGA!  Read more about their win on the Tennessean Website.

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Headnotes: Reality on the Front Lines

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We live in divisive times, and there are many issues and forces at play that amplify these divisions. Unfortunately, it is often easy to allow ourselves to get caught up and taken for a ride via our mass culture, as we are exposed daily to the dull discourse and predictable...

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Headnotes: Mission

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September 1, 2021   Greetings USJ Families,   We strive for intentionality in being a mission-based institution. At almost every meeting and professional development session, the idea of mission is mentioned and questions are raised about how the issue we are addressing applies to our mission as a school. These conversations often...

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