About JT Moore Middle Prep


Dr. Gary Hughes

A true believer that he has the best job in the entire world, Dr. Gary D. Hughes is excited about the 21-22 school year, his 11th at JT Moore Middle School! Dr. Hughes graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a B.S. in psychology in 1988, a M.S. in clinical psychology in 1991 from Murray State University, a M.Ed. in special education (behavioral disorders) from Vanderbilt University in 2000, and an Ed. D. from Vanderbilt University in educational leadership and policy in 2009. He is a licensed Senior Psychological Examiner and therapist in clinical psychology, a licensed K-12 special education teacher, and a licensed school administrator in the state of Tennessee.

Bryan Lowe, Assistant Principal

Bryan Lowe joined JT Moore in the summer of 2019 after serving as an Academy Principal at Maplewood High School for 3 years. Mr. Lowe is originally from Atlanta, GA but has resided in Nashville, TN since 1999. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s of Business Administration from Tennessee State University. He also graduated with a Master’s of Education from Trevecca University and furthered his educational studies at Bethel University. Mr. Lowe brings various experiences from Maplewood, McGavock and Antioch High Schools working with the academy model and community business partners to help provide valuable experiential learning and post-secondary opportunities for the students.