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Meet Our Faculty

Nancy Schott

Owner and Director
Nancy received her Bachelor of Arts from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama after growing up on the beaches of Florida. She spent nearly 30 years around the dental industry as well as many non-profit organizations and now thoroughly enjoys helping students begin their new careers at TNPTI. Nancy likes to travel and spend time with her family which includes her husband and four children who keep her on her toes.

Tyler Hausman

Assistant Director
Tyler graduated from Millikin University in 2015 with her Bachelor of Science in Education. She has been working in the education field for 10 years with 6 years in Educational Leadership. Tyler loves to spend time with her husband and 2 children. She also loves all things Disney and traveling- especially to the beach!

Sarah Foster

Student Support Coordinator
Sarah grew up in Bowling Green, KY and attended Western Kentucky University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Administration. Prior to joining the TNPTI team she worked in an administrative and student enrollment setting for 15 years with Williamson County. She enjoys the outdoors along with traveling and is a mother to 2 young children who are active and keep her very busy.

Sheila Cagle

R.D.A. – 3 Week Course Instructor
Sheila has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 17 years and has experience in all aspects of dentistry, including orthodontics, oral surgery and pediatrics. She is also certified in radiology, sealants, N2O monitoring and coronal polishing. Her greatest joy is teaching about dentistry and helping students begin a new career. Sheila has 2 children and 2 grandchildren to love!

Jennie Picazzo

R.D.A. – 10 Week Saturday Instructor
Jennie received her Associates degree in applied science and has been a Registered Dental Assistant for more than 6 years. Jennie has her radiology, safety and expanded functions certifications. She enjoys teaching about the field of dentistry and helping others get a start on a new career and a better future. Jennie has one precious daughter who brings her great joy!

Aviance Murphy

R.D.A. – 10 Week Evening Instructor
Avi has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 6 years and received her RDA license through TNPTI and also has several additional certifications. She enjoys being able to come back and teach at the very place that launched her career into the dental field. Avi received a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a concentration in physiology and a minor in chemistry from MTSU in December 2018. Avi is super passionate about her career, and one day dreams to be a dentist. She also works full time as a dental assistant/business assistant which keeps her very busy.

Ferrari West

Phlebotomy and EKG Technician Instructor

Ferrari has been a practicing phlebotomist and EKG technician working in the medical field for over a decade. She has extensive experience in all healthcare settings and is actively working on her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Ferrari enjoys spending her time caring for her plants, expanding her knowledge in mental health and spending time with her children.

What Our Students Say


Curstyn L.

My instructor was Sheila for the Dental Assisting course and she is absolutely amazing! She is so fun, encouraging, helpful, and just a great teacher. I throughly enjoyed my time here! Nancy is also so sweet and helpful! They are there by your side the whole step of the way. And we all got jobs lined up even before we graduated! I will miss it very much! Don’t hesitate to come here!

Anita P.

I took the 10 week Saturday course, and Jennie was our instructor. Let me tell you she makes sure her students understand the material! Not once did she ever make me feel nervous to ask a question or to get clarification. This was big for me since I’ve been out of school for ten years now and was super nervous to jump into school again.

Madison V.

This school is way more then just a school. This is a place where you will make new friends and gain family members. It’s absolutely impossible to have a bad day at Tnpti. The instructor Sheila is the biggest ray of sunshine I’ve ever met. I’ve never had a better teacher in all the years I have gone to school. I will forever be thankful for this school!!

The Ultimate Student Experience

At TN Professional Training Institute, we always give our students a warm welcome to our Murfreesboro, TN office!

Our Office

TNPTI is conveniently located off I-24 (exit 81) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with plenty of free parking available. TN Professional Training Institute is in the South Church Centre across from Murfreesboro Hyundai.


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