Our Faculty

Molly Bowie Cook

Head of Tutorial Programs

University of Memphis- BS in Education and minor in Art. Loves working alongside her sister, Sherri Spain, in fulfilling the Bowie dream created by her father and brother over 25 years ago. Outside of Bowie, she is more than likely to be enjoying family and the joys of having three Grand Angels!

Monica Wakefield

Assistant to the Head of Tutorial Programs

Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband, Chris, and our 2 year old son, Levi. Our favorite place to visit is the Memphis Zoo or our local park. Levi loves to be outside and I love watching him grow and explore the world.

Mallory Cook

Director of Marketing

Vanderbilt University – BS in Human and Organizational Development: Health and Human Services (HOD: HHS). I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and have enjoyed 12 wonderful years at Bowie. My favorite activity is dancing with my two daughters: Brindley (8), Lyla (5), and my husband when he is willing. I am a diehard Memphis Tiger fan, and am team Penny all the way. Jane Austen and Lucille Ball are two of my closest confidants. I love to read, but you can often find me with my two pups or scaling rock faces at the climbing gym with my family in our spare time.

Our Tutors

Sarah Appleton

University of Tennessee- BA in Political Science; University of Memphis- Doctor of Jurisprudence

My favorite hobby is napping, though I also enjoy reading novels and geocaching when the weather is nice.

Francis Arnan

I have a bachelor's in health science from the University of Florida and I am currently an O.D candidate at Southern College of Optometry, class of 2026.

Outside of school, I'm into everything music/performance related! I love singing, dancing, and playing piano, and I have a history f playing violin, double bass, ukelele, and flute. Other than that, I'm also into plant care and playing with my beautiful birds Vinnie and Terry.

Elizabeth Boatwright

Child Development

I'm a native Memphian who loves books, dogs, walks, and hot tea.

Kristen Bergstein

University of Memphis- BA in Elementary Education

I'm originally from Pittsburgh and love to read in my free time, especially with my kitten, Gus, on my lap.

Zach Borenstein

Degree: MA in Teaching from The University of Mississippi

In addition to working with students, I love playing, writing, recording, and performing music. I have incredible and supportive parents as well as two impressive siblings: an older brother and younger sister. I am grateful to be joining the Bowie Tutoring company!

Bonnie Burgette

B.S. Psychology from Christian Brothers University

I've been teaching for over 25 years, and I love it. I live in a zoo (2 cats, 2 rats, one ball python), and feel lost if I don't have an animal around. The consistent goal I strive towards is helping to create understanding through effective communication, and I'm excited to be able to do this every day at Bowie.

Gloria Campbell

BA Journalism from Memphis State University; Crichton College, Teacher Licensure for Elementary Education

I am a retired Shelby County Schools elementary school teacher. I have two sons and five grandchildren. My husband and I enjoy hiking, bicycle riding, camping, and traveling.

Nettie Ciaramitaro

Arkansas Tech University- BS in Psychology; Masters in Educational Leadership from Arkansas Tech

When I am not tutoring, I enjoy performing soul music with my cover band, The Players, and writing songs with my jazz/funk group Nettie Parr and the Peoples/Outer Ring. I also love to go on fun trips with my husband, Michael, and hope to one day finally get to Ireland. If I am not singing or traveling, I love to draw, paint, and go to live shows around Memphis. There are so many wonderful artists right here in our backyard!

Cameron Copeland

College of Charleston- BS in Biology; Southern College of Optometry- Class of 2025

I enjoy hanging out with friends, visiting new places, and playing volleyball.

Laura Beth Halbert

University of Memphis with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education

I have been coaching or teaching my entire adult life. In addition to my passion for helping educate young children, I am an an avid animal lover. I have two cats (and many more in heaven) who are my babies. My favorite pastime is playing pool online. I’ve been playing this game since 2001 and although, being average at best, I thoroughly enjoy competing in the weekly online tournaments with my team.

Suzanne Harvey

University of Mississippi- BA in English Education; Currently pursuing a Masters in English Literature at the University of Memphis

My senior year I played the role of "Sharpay" in High School Musical, and Disney invited the cast to go to Disney World and perform the show on one of their stages.

Rae Hughes

University of Memphis - English w/concentration in Language and Linguistics

In addition to working toward my degree, I have also started my Montessori certification for birth to age 3. I really enjoy art and have been drawing since I was able to hold a pencil. My preferred medium is colored pencil on paper.

Danian Jerry

University of Memphis- BA in English and Philosophy; MFA in Creative Writing

I enjoy reading fiction and writing about Memphis music.

Seth Massey

Bachelors of science in Chemistry from Christian Brothers University

I love God, my family, food, and football. Also, just about anything super hero, sports, or Star Wars related.

Laren McCormack

Lipscomb University- MDiv, BS in Computer Science & Music Performance; Pursuing DMin

I love to read and learn new things every day and challenge myself to expand my current knowledge and skills. When not at work, I enjoy baking and experimenting with new tea combinations to drink on my balcony.

Doug Nanney

University of Memphis- PA in Political Science; MA Political Science/Public Administration

If there isn't a college football game or a classic movie on, I enjoy reading a good whodunnit mystery.

Caitlin Shockey

Bachelors of Science of Healthcare Management from CTU Class of September 2023

I basically live in a zoo. Caleb and I have a German Shepherd (Midas), a Deagal (Dachshund/Beagle) (Bean), two black cats (Indigo and Sarabi), an orange kitten (Chetto Puff), a calico kitten (Kitty), a bearded dragon (Rango), a snake (Mr. Dangernoodle), and three guinea pigs.

Samantha Shockey

Masters of art in teaching

I love animals. I enjoy cooking and spending time in nature.

Emily Thrash

University of Memphis- BA in Philosophy and Fiction Writing; MFA in Fiction Writing; Currently seeking ME in Curriculum and Instructional Design

I'm an aspiring writer currently looking for a literary agent to represent my completed novels. I grow hot peppers to make hot sauce infused oil and honey.

Caroline Tomlinson

Harding University- BS in Mathematics; minor in Bible; Freed Hardeman University- M.E.d. Education

Enjoys the outdoors, knitting, sports, gardening (flowers are my passion), reading, photography, cooking, sewing, quilting, traveling, and spending time with my five children, loving husband, and many friends.