Oak Ridge Schools has named its teachers of the year, teaching assistant of the year, and principal of the year.
The Teacher of the Year program recognizes and honors outstanding teachers in Tennessee, a press release said.
“The Tennessee Department of Education staff applauds teachers who care about children, who devote their professional lives to enriching the lives of Tennessee students, and who demonstrate exceptional gains in student achievement,” the press release said.
In Oak Ridge, teacher candidates are sought from each school in the district.
Here are the district-level winners, who were nominated by their peers. The information was written in the staff members’ own words and excerpted from their full applications. The narratives provide a window into each staff member’s authenticity and commitment to Oak Ridge students, the press release said.[Read more…]