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Posted on: February 3, 2020

MCS Announces Teachers of the Year

TOY Discovery 2020

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2020 Teachers of the Year. Teachers from each school were nominated for the prestigious education award given by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Teachers from each school were nominated for the prestigious education award given by the Tennessee Department of Education. Twenty-six teachers were chosen by their peers for the honor based on their commitment to teaching excellence both in and outside of the classroom.

School Level Teachers of the Year are:


Discovery School - Teresa McCarthy, Kelley Kleppinger

John Pittard Elementary - Deborah Collier, Molly Oliver

Cason Lane Academy- Shay Wilson, Latasha McFarland
Salem Elementary - Kinsey Johnson, Cynthia Martin

Overall Creek Elementary - Sara Brown, Christy Honey

Scales Elementary- Kimberly Hix, Isormari Pozo

Bradley Academy - Abbey Sanders, Regan Clark

Erma Siegel Elementary - Brandy Cheatham, Margaret Lane

Reeves-Rogers Elementary -Renee Maurtua, Danielle Johnson

Black Fox Elementary - Kim Gambill, Meredith Patrum

Northfield Elementary - Judy Gritton, Rachel Bjork

Hobgood Elementary - Terri Guess, Corynn York

Mitchell-Neilson School - Heather Konyar Curry, Beverly Sanford

Two educators were selected as System-level honorees and will represent MCS at the regional level. The 2019-2020 MCS System-level Teacher of the Year recipients are: Rachel Bjork from Northfield and Teresa McCarthy from Discovery.

The Tennessee Teacher of the Year program is designed to promote recognition, respect and appreciation for teachers, to stimulate interest in teaching as a career, and to encourage public involvement in education.

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