"I am thankful for the staff and all their hard work. I am thankful to have such good friends. Math is my favorite class because I enjoy learning how to count money and make exact change."

Leslie B., Student since 2006

Our Team

Jim Whetmore, Classroom assistant and driver

Jim Whetmore, Classroom assistant and driver

Jim began at Trousdale School in 2012. He picks up the Chattanooga students in the mornings and then shuttles students to and from work sites. He also helps out in Math class and the computer lab. Jim has a degree in Applied Technology, a Black Belt in the Wadō-ryū style of Karate and an Archery Field Instructor Level 2 certification from the NFAA.  Before working at the Trousdale school, Jim spent ten summers at Camp Lookout.

Jim lives in McDonald, Tennessee, with his wife, Cherelle, and his two daughters, Penny and Wendy. In his free time, Jim enjoys reading with his daughters, playing games on his computer, and cooking out in the backyard with his family.