Update: The MNPS 2012 Teacher of the Year Awards celebration will be broadcast on Friday, May 6, at 9 p.m., on NewsChannel5 Plus (Comcast channel 250). MNPS is proud to announce Teachers of the Year. This annual program seeks to recognize outstanding educators and administrators. Winners in each division were announced Monday, April 11th at Annual MNPS Teacher of the Year Celebration. The 2012 Teachers of the Year winners will go on to represent the district in the state competition for their division.
The annual Teacher of the Year program seeks to recognize teachers from each school who have been selected by their peers as among the best. A panel of judges reviewed materials submitted by each school-level teacher of the year and narrowed the field to nine finalists—three each representing elementary, middle, and high schools. Click here to view the Teacher of the Year for each school.
2012 Teachers of the Year
Marilyn McCallie Morgan, fourth grade teacher at Stanford Elementary Montessori Design Center, was awarded the Elementary Teacher of the Year award. Morgan has been teaching with Metro Schools for seven years. Additional Elementary School finalist include: Elizabeth Hosea, Reading Specialist for Dan Mills Elementary School; Besty Potts, first grade teacher at Goodlettsville Elementary School; and Constance Wade, Pre-K -5.
Watch view from all the Elementary School finalist.
Erick Olmstead, is a fifth grade math, science, and social studies teacher at West End Middle School. Olmstead was awarded the Middle School Teacher of the Year, he has been teaching for five years. Other middle school finalists are Eric Arteberry, science teacher J.T. Moore Middle School; and Kent Messner, fifth grade teacher at Margaret Allen Middle School.
Watch view from all the Middle School finalist.
Melissa Sutherlin, is Hunters Lane High School’s AVID teacher for 9th – 12th grades. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience. Finalists in the high school category include Emily Myers, English II/Speech Arts teacher for Hillsboro High School and Ashley Jarrell; music teacher for Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School.
Watch view from all the High School finalist.
Principal of the Year
Each year, MNPS also recognizes a Principal of the Year from each tier – elementary, middle and high. Principals are nominated and voted on by the other principals in their tier. This year, the Elementary School Principal of the Year is Dorothy Critchlow of Hickman Elementary School; the Middle School Principal of the Year is Amy Downey of DuPont Hadley Middle School; and the High School Principal of the Year is Tony Majors of Glencliff High School.