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Three named teachers of year in city schools

Staff report • Feb 21, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Johnson City Schools has named its 2011-2012 Teachers of the Year.

Nancy Miles, Rachel Cloyd and Melissa Cutlip were recognized as this year’s top teachers from the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Each school selected teachers to be recognized, and from those, the district selected a system-wide Teacher of the Year at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Miles, a Woodland Elementary second-grade teacher, was selected as the elementary winner. She has eight years of teaching experience with seven years as a multi-age teacher.

Miles has a master’s degree in teaching from East Tennessee State University and has conducted several professional development events for area teachers. She also serves on Woodland Elementary’s Response to Intervention advisory team.

Cloyd, a sixth-grade mathematics teacher at Indian Trail Middle School, was selected as the middle school winner. She has been an educator for eight years and holds a master’s degree in special education.

Cloyd is pursuing a specialist degree in administration. She is active in the school’s curriculum initiatives and serves as a mentor to beginning teachers.

Cutlip was selected as the high school winner. She has been teaching for 15 years at the high school level and has been a physical education/wellness teacher for 10 years at Science Hill High School.

Cutlip has a master’s degree and is pursuing a specialist degree in administration. She serves as department chair for physical education and is the site coordinator for the coordinated school health program.

The three teachers will advance to regional competition. If selected as regional winners, the teachers will be elgible for statewide honors.

Tennessee’s Teacher of the Year will be announced in the fall.

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