UC teachers honored at Tech’s Teacher Appreciation Awards

COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech University’s College of Education recently held receptions recognizing outstanding Tennessee educators working in partnership with the college and its candidates in practicum and residency programs. The events also highlighted future educators at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Upper Cumberland educators honored include Putnam County education professionals Thomas Fuhrman, administrator at Jere Whitson Elementary School; Breanna Kincaid, art educator at Capshaw Elementary School; Alli Ledford, elementary educator at Prescott South Elementary School; Marty Cook, physical education teacher at Sycamore Elementary School; and Michelle Bowman, special education at Cookeville High School, as well as Christina McCloud, early childhood educator at Homestead Elementary in Cumberland County; Janice McFerrin, high school educator at White County High School; and Edie Williams, middle school educator at Hilham Elementary in Overton County.

“Our students have access to and benefit from the experiences and examples set by the dedicated educators working across Tennessee,” said Lisa Zagumny, College of Education Dean. “Only through such partnerships can the college prepare future educators and impact the state’s P-12 students.”

For the 2018 Future Educator awards, the college also congratulated Kenneth “Beau” Wynn, a graduate student in exercise science from Putnam County, and Alexis Souders and elementary education major from Cumberland County.

Nominations for current educators were accepted from College of Education students, faculty, and staff. Future educators were nominated by regional teachers, faculty, and staff from the college.

Guest speaker for the 2018 event was Lillian Hartgrove, Chair of the State Board of Education and Vice President of Workforce Development and Education for the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.

The awards reception and teacher appreciation week were supported by the college’s Appreciation Partners, regional businesses offering door prizes and discounts for educators.

For more information, please contact (931) 372-3124 or visit tntech.edu/education.

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