Benjamin Fowler and Julie Golden of Oak Ridge High School and Scot Smith of Robertsville Middle School have been named as Outstanding Educators for 2017 by Humanities Tennessee. Three of this year’s six recipients of the award are from Oak Ridge Schools. According to Humanities Tennessee, the Outstanding Educator Awards recognize teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching the humanities and who encourage the humanities to be an important part of their students’ lives. Each of the recipients, selected from a pool of nominees from across the state, receive a $2,000 fellowship to further their professional development in the humanities; their schools receive $1,500 for humanities programs and materials, a press release said. [Read more…]
Scot Smith, the library media specialist at Robertsville Middle School, has been elected to serve on the American Library Association’s 2018 Michael J. Printz Award Committee.
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature and is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and Booklist.
Smith was one of four librarians nationwide elected to the committee.
Ginger Adams, a first-grade teacher at Linden Elementary School, has been named the 2016 Oak Ridge School District Teacher of the Year, officials said.
Oak Ridge Schools officials hope Adams will now be considered for East Tennessee Teacher of the Year. Her application will be sent to the East Tennessee Regional Office for their consideration for that award, a press release said.
Adams is one of eight teachers of the year selected from Oak Ridge eight schools: the Preschool, all four elementary schools, the two middle schools, and the high school. They are: [Read more…]
Eight teachers of the year have been announced by Oak Ridge Schools. Teachers of the year were chosen at the preschool, all four elementary schools, both middle schools, and the high school.
Here are those picked as teachers of the year:
- Oak Ridge Preschool—Susan Galler
- Glenwood Elementary School—Amy Kennedy
- Linden Elementary School—Ginger Adams
- Willow Brook Elementary School—Michelle Chenot
- Woodland Elementary School—Jennifer Little
- Jefferson Middle School—Jim Dodson
- Robertsville Middle School—Scot Smith
- Oak Ridge High School—Michael Feuer
Oak Ridge Schools is participating in Tennessee’s Teacher of the Year program, a press release said.
“This program is intended to recognize and honor outstanding teachers in our state,” the press release said. “In Oak Ridge, we have many talented and hard-working teachers. These teachers of the year are representatives and examples of the great educators who do great work with students every day.”
Here is more information about the teachers from the press release: [Read more…]