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Welcome to Southside

Excellence in all we do!

Today is the day Southside makes a difference in your life by helping your child succeed and feel a sense of accomplishment in his or her education. We want to thank you for allowing us to be a part of their world and for the chance to help in guiding them to a bright future with no limitations.


Chareda Sims

I was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama. I attended college at Jacksonville State University, where I earned a BS Degree in Elementary Education, as well as an MS Degree in School Counseling. I moved to Tennessee in 2006 after marrying my husband, Chip, who works in Environmental Health for the State of Tennessee. We have 3 children and 1 grandson. My son, Breylon, lives with his family (Lylah & BJ) here in Lebanon. My daughter, Leyla, attends Mt. Juliet High School, and my youngest son, Treyton, attends Springdale Elementary. In my ‘free’ time, I enjoy taking naps, traveling with family and friends, attending my kids athletic events, and singing on the Praise & Worship Team at church. I have been in education for over 2 decades. I taught for 6 years, was a school counselor for 6 years, and spent 9 years as an assistant principal, before being named principal here at Southside. I am so happy to be part of the Saints family, and look forward to all the wonderful things we will accomplish together. Go Saints!

Assistant Principal


Dr.Tinsley just completed her 22nd year as an educator with Wilson County Schools. She has been an assistant principal at Lebanon High School the past 10 years, and previously served as an assistant principal at Wilson Central High School and as a teacher at Barry Tatum Academy.

Dr.Tinsley actually began her educational journey at Southside Elementary, where she was a student from kindergarten through eighth grade. She is a Lebanon High School grad, and earned her undergrad and Master's degree at Tennessee Tech University. She recently earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University, graduating with high distinction.

Dr.Tinsley and her family reside in Shop Springs where they live on a farm. She and Jonathan have one son, Solomon, who will be entering 6th grade at Southside.