Merrol Hyde Magnet School

4th Grade


Crissy Graham
4th Grade Teacher

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Susan Holcraft is an elementary teaching assistant at MHMS. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Secondary Education specializing in Business. For five years, she taught a variety of classes such as business English, business math, several computer applications and accounting at International Business College in Lubbock, Texas. She then taught fast-track business classes for one year at South Plains College, also in Lubbock, Texas. A move to the Nashville area and a long-awaited pregnancy gave way to a stay-at-home mother for several years. Susan is a mother of three, two of whom attend Merrol Hyde and one who attends The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She also has one stepson, Jason, who is a United States Marine who has served two terms in Iraq. Susan and her husband, Jack, met in Lubbock where they were married and had their first daughter, Taylor. Then seven years later, soon after their move to the Nashville area, their second daughter, Riley, arrived. Finally, their son, Drake, arrived 21 months after Riley. She also has one grandson, Kevin, who is the same age as Drake and one granddaughter, Olivia. Susan enjoys movies, music, dancing, her church, and her family.

Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is committed to excellence in K-12 education by utilizing the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child - body, mind, and spirit - while encouraging and nurturing a life long love of learning.

Merrol Hyde Magnet is an academic magnet school with an emphasis in foreign language.  Rigor and challenge at an accelerated pace are expected and embedded in our curriculum.