Service Providers

Cheryl Baker D. OT.

cbaker@dcstn.org

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (OT)

I am currently the Occupational Therapist for the district. I began serving DCBE in October of 2018 as the Occupational Therapist. I have a Doctorate Degree in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University. During my OT education, I completed a 3 month field work rotation in the Dickson Co Schools and completed a 4 month independent project in the Dickson Co Schools. I have been an Occupational Therapist for 10 years now. I worked in a rehab and outpatient setting previous to working in the schools. I am in my 3rd year serving as the Occupational Therapist for Dickson schools.

"Knowing we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people."

-Mr.Rodgers

Katelyn Murphy

kmurphy@dcstn.org

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (COTA)

I am currently a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for DCBE. I began working for the district in 2020. I graduated from Creek Wood High School in 2012 and went on to receive my Associates in Applied Science from Nashville State Community College with a completion in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. I then completed my Bachelors in Applied Exercise Science at Austin Peay State University.

"When you judge someone based off their diagnosis, you miss out on their abilities, beauty, and uniqueness."

-Sevenly

Kelly Estes

kestes@dcstn.og

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (COTA/L)

I graduated from Dickson County High School in 1994 (ahhhh DC!!!) and received an AAS degree and State licensure in Occupational Therapy in 1998. I began my career at Horizon Medical center treating both adults and children and soon discovered pediatrics was my calling. I was blessed to be the first member of OT/PT to staff to be hired by the county and have worked here, in the school setting since August of 2000.

"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness."

-Thomas Jefferson

Sarah Kaiser D. PT.

skaiser@dcstn.org

PHYSICAL THERAPIST (PT)

I am currently the Physical Therapist for the district. I began serving for DCBE as the Physical Therapist in 2017. I earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Belmont University in 2006. I worked for 10 years with adults and children in an outpatient physical therapy clinic prior to coming to work for the school system.

"Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of the mind comes from movement."

-Maria Montessori

Melinda Wall

melindawall@dcstn.org

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (PTA)

I am currently working as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) for DCBE. I began full time in August 2003 and had served on a contract the prior school year. I graduated from Volunteer State Community College with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Physical Therapy in 1992. I previously worked at NHC Rehabilitation in the Physical Therapy Department, specializing in skilled care In-Patient and Out-Patient clinic and home care for 10 1/2 years.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

-Matthew 7:12