Mrs. Tomlinson transitioned from the medical field to teaching in 2009. she graduated from Austin Peay State University in 1995 with a BS degree in Biology. After raising her children, she went back to college in 2008 to work on her Masters of Education 6-12 at Trevecca Nazarene University. She began teaching in 2009 at Portland West Middle and in 2010 she moved to her alma mater, Portland High School. She currently teaches Physical Science and is the assistant girls basketball coach. Mrs. Tomlinson previously coached softball at PHS from 2010-2020.