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Upward Bound Staff

Marilyn Armstrong, Paul Stewart, Teresa Adams

Paul Stewart

Mr. Paul Stewart joined the Upward Bound staff as the Program Director in June of 2011.  He is a long time resident of Dyersburg.  Paul received his BA in Psychology and his Masters In counseling from the University of Tennessee. 

Mr. Stewart has worked in a variety of areas including in-home counseling, foster care, was the Director of a geriatric psychiatric unit in a hospital, and in clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies.  This experience and exposure to many different people has allowed him the ability and knowledge to work with the students in Upward Bound at Dyersburg State Community College.

Marilyn Armstrong

Mrs. Marilyn Armstrong has been with the program since 1992. She meets with the Upward Bound students at their respective schools on a weekly basis to discuss college options and opportunities, review scholastic performance, and learn Scholars' Bowl material for the annual state competition held each year in March.

Ms. Armstrong received her B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences with an emphasis in microbiology, hematology and immunology; a B.S. in Secondary Education from Lambuth University with an endorsement in biology / chemistry and a M. Ed. from the University of Memphis with areas of special study in tests and measurement; the gifted student and career counseling.


Teresa Adams

Mrs. Teresa Adams has been with Upward Bound since 2004. She is responsible for the office operations, record keeping and event and travel planning.  She is the program photographer and web content manager as well.

Ms. Adams has completed Continuing Education units in Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Photoshop and Digital Photography; RODP Office Management courses and received the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification.  She is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), and served as the DSCC Administrative Professionals Council President 2007-2009 and Vice-President for 2010-2012.   Ms. Adams was named  the DSCC Administrative Professional of the Year for 2007-2008. 

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Paul Stewart

Marilyn Armstrong

Teresa Adams
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