Tym Cleve

PE Teacher

Tym Cleve has been with us since opening day 2014 and absolutely LOVES TES. Not only is he our PE teacher, but he also runs our safety patrol program, greeting all our students each morning with a smile and trying to get their day started off right. His goal as our PE teacher is to make health, nutrition and fitness interesting and engaging for all our students as well as helping them learn how to stay active and fit for life-long health and wellness. He loves teaching and making PE fun as well as beneficial for the students. Tym holds an undergraduate degree from Elon University in Health and Physical Education with minor focus on Exercise Sports Science, Coaching and Religious Studies. Before teaching Tym was president and CEO of a custom home/commercial audio/video/data install company for twenty years. He has also coached baseball, basketball and tennis. Tym has three grown children and a granddaughter that he loves to spoil.

Erica Davis

Spanish Teacher

Senorita Davis is fluent in Spanish, proficient in French and has also studied Japanese, Korean and Italian. Her zeal for foreign languages fuels her passion for travel and cultural immersion. Ms. Davis has her Masters of Arts in Teaching, Spanish K-12 and also spent time abroad studying in Madrid and Paris.  In addition, she is a Yoga teacher and leads workshops in Nonviolent Communication. She is eager to bring her love for the Spanish language and culture to the TES community.

Cindy Glass

General Music and Band Teacher

Bio Coming Soon!


Emily Thewlis

Art Teacher

Emily Thewlis is honored to be an art teacher and facilitate the creative process for children. Finding artistic inspiration from nature and the vibrant cultures across the planet, she aims to share this beauty with her students. She believes artistic expression unites humanity in a universal language that engages our bodies, minds, and spirits. She studied Art and Education at UNC-Asheville upon receiving the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship. Student teaching at ArtSpace Charter School in Swannanoa validated her passion for the power of Arts Integration. Prior to TES, she taught at Hillside High School in Durham. In her spare time she is busy being a Mama and enjoying cycling, dancing, cooking, and playing music whenever she can.

  Photos courtesy of Laura Wessell at Honor Roll Portraits.

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