Outstanding Teacher Recognition

County Outstanding Teachers

Congratulations to these county Outstanding Teachers!

Cannon – Sebrena Wade
Cocke – Leigh Kickliter
Dyer – Jessica Grills
Fayette – Wendi Glenn
Fentress – Marissa Wright
Hamblen – Jennifer Overbay
Hardin – Jill Willoughby
Knox – Julie Cabbage
Lincoln – Julie Burnum
Marshall – Mitzi Whaley
Maury – Alana Colvett

McNairy – Debra Steen
Monroe – Deaundra Brown
Obion – Angie Partin
Overton – Valerie Maynord-Thomas
Robertson – Michelle Page
Rutherford – Anne Mayes & Jessica Piety
Shelby – Kayla Fisher
Sullivan – Kerrie Sluder
Unicoi – Holly Rogers
Washington – Caroline Conley
Weakley – Danielle Van Cleave

White-Reinhardt Winners

Congratulations Melissa Shirk of Loudon County, the National White-Reindhardt Teacher Award winner!

Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture awards the Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture to educators in grades K-12 who have demonstrated involvement in agricultural literacy. Each recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in June. The Foundation, through the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education, sponsored the scholarships in cooperation with the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee.

Melody Baker
Obion County – Hillcrest Elementary

Grade: Kindergarten
Years Teaching: 20
Background: Melody and her husband, Robbie, live on a farm with their two daughters, Lily Grace and Hope. They are a row crop family that has been farming in northwest Tennessee for many years.
Quote: “I love to teach my students about the importance of agriculture and how it impacts their daily life.”

Congratulations Melody!