This program 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 2020-21 in pre K-grade 4 is Mishayla Hensley, a first-grade teacher at Boones Creek Elementary School.
The Teacher of the Year for grades 5-8 is Diane O’Neal, a sixth- and eighth-grade science teacher at Sulphur Springs Elementary School. The Teacher of the Year in grades 9-12 is Kelly Davenport, a music/chorus teacher at David Crockett High School.
Your support of this opportunity to recognize and honor our best teachers is appreciated. We applaud the building level teachers who were nominated to submit an application for system-level consideration. The 2019-20 building-level teachers of the year are:
Pre K - grade 4
Boones Creek Elementary: Mishayla Hensley, first grade
Fall Branch: Julia Moore, first grade
Grandview: Sarah Babb, fourth grade
Gray: Rachel McCurry, second grade
Jonesborough Elementary: Ann Conner, kindergarten
Lamar: Sara Murr, special education
Ridgeview: Emilee Little, second grade
South Central: Michelle Snapp, kindergarten
Sulphur Springs: Jill Fox, physical education, K-fourth grades
West View: Tara Thompson, third grade
Boones Creek Middle: Melissa Graves, Art, fifth-eighth grades
Fall Branch: Amber Pugh Art, fifth-eighth grades
Grandview: Benjamin Davenport Music, fifth-eighth grades
Gray: Amy Knight, fifth grade, ELA
Jonesborough Middle: Marty Murr, eighth grade — ELA/social studies
Lamar: Teresa Lewis, special education
Ridgeview: Amber Bacon, fifth grade – ELA/social studies
South Central: Jacob Adkins, fifth and sixth grades – ELA
Sulphur Springs: Diane O’Neal, sixth-eighth grades — science
West View: Whitney Lucas, fifth grade — math & science
Daniel Boone: Tom Maines, science
David Crockett: Kelly Davenport, music/chorus
The application each teacher submitted will be returned at the next principals’ meeting. System-Level Teacher of the Year candidates must now refine Part 1 of the application.
The completed Part 1 application must then be submitted “online” by each candidate to the TDOE by Friday, Feb. 28. The System-Level Teacher of the Year candidates will then be considered for the Regional Teacher of the Year that will be selected by State Department of Education personnel during March.