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Washington County names system's top teachers

Contributed To The Press • Jan 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Each year the Tennessee Department of Education sponsors the Teacher of the Year program. It provides the opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers, as well as promote recognition, respect and appreciation for teachers in schools throughout Tennessee.

In Washington County, the System-Level Teacher of the Year for 2019-20 in the Pre-K-4th Grade Category is Jackie Mumpower, an interventionist at Boones Creek Elementary School.

The System-Level Teacher of the Year in the Grades 5-8 category is Brooke Price, a school counselor at Jonesborough Middle School. The System-Level Teacher of the Year in the Grades 9-12 Category is Cathy Reynolds, a family and consumer science teacher at Daniel Boone High School.

Washington County schools also honored building-level teachers who were nominated to submit an application for system-level consideration. They are:

Pre K-4 Category

• Hannah Clark, second-grade teacher at Fall Branch Elementary School.

• Cassie Neeley, kindergarten teacher at Grandview Elementary School.

• Lindsey Tipton, second-grade teacher at Gray Elementary School.

• Amy Boling, an interventionist for K-fourth grades at Jonesborough Elementary School.

• Katelyn Dugger, a third-grade teacher at Lamar Elementary School.

• Lindsay Carpenter, a first-grade teacher at Ridgeview Elementary School.

• Jill Burgner, a fourth-grade teacher at South Central Elementary School.

• Jessica Miller, a special education teacher for K-fourth grades at Sulphur Springs Elementary School.

• Rhonda Cooper, a first-grade teacher at West View Elementary School.

Grades 5-8 Category

• Louise Brown, an interventionist at Boones Creek Middle School.

• Cathy Ketron, a librarian at Fall Branch Elementary School

• Robert Hawley, a sixth-grade math teacher at Grandview Elementary School.

• Lynn Spangler, a seventh-grade teacher at Gray Elementary School.

• Brooke Price, school counselor at Jonesborough Elementary School.

• Matthew Haren, a social studies teacher at Lamar Elementary School.

• April White, a math and science teacher at Ridgeview Elementary School.

• Brian Moody, a social studies and science teacher at South Central Elementary School.

• Sandra Hughes, a teacher in the sixth and seventh grades at Sulphur Springs Elementary School.

• Heather Gregg, a math and science teacher at West View Elementary School.

Grades 9-12 Category

• Cathy Reynolds, family and consumer science teacher at Daniel Boone High School.

• Ryan Arnett, agricultural education teacher at David Crockett High School.

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