CMS Administrative Team
My name is Anita Swindle. After an early career in the corporate sector, I returned to school to obtain a degree in education at the University of Memphis. I later obtained both my Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees at Union University. I have served our community as an administrator at Collierville Middle since the inaugural year of our wonderful municipal school district. Overall, I’ve enjoyed 25+ years as an educator in various roles. I am entering my 5th year as principal at CMS, and I consider it a blessing to have the opportunity to support our amazing students and wonderful staff! Prior to my current role as principal, I served as a teacher, assistant principal at Shadowlawn Middle, central office supervisor with legacy Shelby County Schools, and five years as assistant principal at Collierville Middle. I was fortunate to work with students for many years as a teacher in our community, most spent in the halls of Crosswind Elementary and Schilling Farms Middle (now West). Collierville is my home, I have resided in Collierville for over 20 years, I love this community and want the very best for our children. My husband James is a teacher at Arlington High School, and we have two grown daughters, Katie and Samantha, who both attended Collierville schools and graduated from Collierville High School. I am honored to continue to serve CMS. Go Dragons!
My name is Devin Heggie, and I am extremely excited to serve as your 7th grade assistant principal. I am originally from Kansas City and have been in the Collierville area for 10 years. I received my B.S. in Biology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and my M.Ed. from Tennessee State University in Educational Leadership and Administration. I bring 8 years of experience as an educator. I have served as a middle school math and science teacher, high school science and STEM teacher as well as Instructional Technology Facilitator. No matter my role within educator, I always ensure that I do the absolute best for all students. I look forward to making a positive impact toward equity and excellence so our students learn to make their own positive and lasting impact on society. My wife, Shay and I are parents to three children, Jaden (15), Dalton (4) and Harper Leigh (1). GO DRAGONS!!!
My name is Erika Beadle. I am the 8th grade assistant principal as well as the Master Scheduler for Collierville Middle School. I am grateful for the blessing of serving the Collierville community the last four years. After I graduated from Bentwood High School in 1993, I attended Southern Illinois University and completed a Bachelors of Science in English Education in 1996. It was also in 1996 that I began my teaching career as a ninth and tenth grade English teacher in the Memphis City Schools system. I completed my graduate degree in Administration and Policy studies from the University of Memphis in 1999. After nine years in education, I received additional administrative training at the University of Pennsylvania. I have over twenty-four years in education, fifteen of which are in educational administration. My experience spans the PreK-12 spectrum. My fantastic husband, Mark, also has over twenty-four years in education. For the past sixteen years, he has served as an 8th grade history teacher at Schilling Farms Middle School. My husband and I are honored to be educators in Collierville. I look forward to working with you to support the tradition of excellence that is Collierville Schools.
Cristina Mullen Owen
My name is Christina Mullen Owen, and I am so excited to be assistant principal for the 6th grade! I am from Memphis, TN, and I have worked in education for 15 years. I received my B.A. in English from the University of Memphis, my M.A.T from Belhaven University, and my Ed.S. from Union University. I worked as an ELA teacher at CMS from 2016-2021 where I was named CMS’ and Collierville Schools’ Teacher of the Year in 2021. Last year, I served as a Data/PLC Coach for Collierville Schools. I have also worked with the TN Department of Education as a textbook reviewer and TCAP reviewer. I was recently awarded the EdReports Klawe Fellowship for advocating for high quality instructional materials. At home, my husband, Blake, and I are parents to two children, CeCe (6) and Frankie (4), who both attend Sycamore Elementary. We also have an 11 year-old Rat Terrier named Buster. I look forward to getting to work with CMS teachers, students, and families as an admin this year! GO DRAGONS!!