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At a GlanceMissionary Ridge Learning Community

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All students THRIVE and experience a future without limits.
- Missionary Ridge Learning Community Vision

Welcome From the Principal

Welcome to Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School where we believe that “All Children are Readers, Achievers, and Leaders!”

It is our responsibility to prepare each student to move to the next level of learning with a

Dr. Sarah Lane - Principal

high degree of creativity, independence, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Our trained professionals work diligently every summer planning for each new school year to ensure that our students not only get quality instruction but have extra-curricular activities available to inspire and motivate them to persevere in their quest to excellence.

We feel honored to be a part of the Bess T. Shepherd family and are committed to doing “Whatever It Takes!” to provide a quality education for each student. We also know that working together can only improve the quality of instruction and achievement of students.

Contact Information

7126 Tyner Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421 (


Contact Emails:
Principal: Dr. Sarah Lane
Assistant Principal: Mrs. DeeDee Womack

School Board Representative: Joe Wingate, District 7
Our School Staff Contact List with Email

Registration Info

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School Hours

8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.


School Vision

At Bess T. Shepherd Elementary we envision a proud and diverse school community where we are supported in our endeavors to educate all students to reach their highest potential. We believe in developing the whole child so that students become creative, compassionate, productive, respectful, and responsible members of society.

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Family Involvement
& Support Services

Family Volunteer Coordinator: Ms. Porsche Pratt

Our FVC plays an active role in developing a strong partnership between families and our school.





  • STEP Tutoring
  • Leadership Academy
  • Robotics Club
  • Soccer Team
  • Science Club
  • Track and Field Team
  • Good News Club
  • Girl's Inc

Bess T. Shepherd believes that a child's education should be holistic, and for that reason we offer an array of different extracurricular activities.

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