The Greeneville City Schools System has announced its 2013 system-level Teachers of the Year.
According to a news release issued Thursday, each school selects a building-level Teacher of the Year. A Teacher of the Year Committee then selects system-level winners.
Those individuals will advance for a chance to earn the Tennessee Teacher of the Year Award in their respective divisions.
Sarah Benson has been selected as the system-level representative for grades pre-kindergarten through fourth.
She is the fourth-grade reading and language arts teacher at Tusculum View Elementary School.
Benson has been a member of the Tusculum View faculty for 11 years and has a total of 13 years' teaching experience.
DR. APRIL LEONARD
Dr. April Leonard has been selected as the system-level representative for grades 5-8.
She is the eighth-grade language arts teacher at Greeneville Middle School.
Leonard has been a member of the Greeneville Middle School faculty 11 years and has a total of 13 years' teaching experience.
Cindy Kelley has been selected as the system-level representative for grades nine through 12.
Kelley is the Health and Wellness teacher and Assistant Athletic Director at Greeneville High School.
She has 36 years' teaching experience at GHS.
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.
The program is sponsored annually by the Tennessee Department of Education and the Niswonger Foundation.
For more information about the Tennessee Teacher of the Year Program, visit the state's website: http://www.tn.gov/education/tpd/toy.shtml.