Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce that Angela Pope, teacher at Erma Siegel Elementary, has been selected as a Teacher of the Year Region-level finalist for the Mid Cumberland Region. Ms. Pope is one of 27 finalists from across the state who will move forward in the State Teacher of the Year selection process.
Twenty-four MCS teachers were honored this week during the Teacher of the Year Ceremony. These teachers were chosen for the school-level honor based on their commitment to teaching excellence.
The 2017-2018 Building Level Honorees are:
Black Fox Elementary: Rhonda Melson, Kimberly Nelson
Bradley Elementary: Jamara DeBerry, Stephanie Turner
Cason Lane Academy: Michelle Follis, Nicolette Sanders
Discovery School at Bellwood: Bess Turner, Tiara Vance
Erma Siegel Elementary: Angela Pope, Patric Thomas
Hobgood Elementary: Amy Brooks, Judi Hinds
John Pittard Elementary: Sasha Burnette, Rebekah Tate
Mitchell-Neilson Schools: Sydney Dewberry, Sayward Ratliff
Northfield Elementary: Janice Pharis, Karen Godwin
Overall Creek Elementary: Jessica Burns, Mallory Eaton
Reeves-Rogers Elementary: Alisha Byrd, Shiloh Siegle
Scales Elementary: John Harding, Liz Rueby
In addition to Pope, Jamara DeBerry was also honored as a district-level Teacher of the Year by Murfreesboro City Schools.
The Teacher of the Year reception was held during Public Schools Week. Schools and teachers have a purpose and a role to play not just for individual students, but for communities.
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.