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Subjects Taught
Chemistry Honors, Environmental Science, Physical Science


Dr. Kemp attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1998-2003 where she majored in Secondary Education: Chemistry. She was chosen as a member of the first ever freshman senate of UTC Student Government Association which represented the interests of incoming freshman to UTC. She was an active member of the BSU and was chosen to participate in PDS1, the first year-long intensive student teaching process at UTC. She student-taught at 21st Century Academy, Tyner Middle School, and Red Bank High School.


After teaching a few years, Dr. Kemp attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN where she earned a Master of Arts in Education degree in 2007. Once the master's degree was finished, Dr. Kemp pursued a educational doctorate degree from Walden University and performed research entitled Teacher Professional Development: A Case Study of Six Catoosa County Educators where she researched professional development practices and their effectiveness in the classroom. She graduated from Walden with her doctorate in 2010.






Dr. Kemp has taught in the Catoosa County School System for 13 years. She began her career at Ringgold High School where she taught Physical Science, Honors Physical Science, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and AP Chemistry. At RHS she was a mentor teacher, teacher of the year in 2003, and science department head.

In 2018, Dr. Kemp moved to Heritage High School where she teaches Honors Chemistry, Physical Science, and Environmental Science. Dr. Kemp has her gifted endorsement, special education endorsement, and enjoys teaching all levels of students.


Dr. Kemp grew up in Middle Tennessee where she attended high school at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, TN. She moved her sophomore year to Moore County High School in Lynchburg, TN where she was valedictorian of the Class of 1998. During high school, Dr. Kemp enjoyed playing clarinet, flute, and mellophone in the band.

After high school she moved to the Chattanooga area where she has lived for the past 20 years. Her husband is a CPA and a huge major league baseball fan so she has been to every MLB baseball stadium. Dr. Kemp enjoys traveling and singing in her church choir. 

Dr. Kemp has 3 children, 2 girls (ages 21 and 5) and 1 boy (age 3). She has 1 granddaughter (age 2).