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Educator Recognition

Every year, the department recognizes outstanding educators in the state with awards for their meritorious service and devotion to students. Information about the three awards, including application instructions, are available from the corresponding pages below:

Statewide Programs

2018-19 Winners

Teacher of the Year

Melissa Miller
Franklin Special School District

Melissa Miller 2018-19 Teacher of the Year

2017-18 Winners

Teacher of the Year

Cicely Woodard
Davidson County

2017-18Teacher of the Year Cicely Woodard

Principal of the Year

Robin Copp
Hamilton County

2017-18 Principal of the Year Robin Copp

Supervisor of the Year

Dr. Stacia Lewis
Sevier County

2017-18 Supervisor of the Year Dr. Stacia Lewis

National Programs

2016-17 Winners

Milken Educator Award

Katelyn Baker - Hamilton County

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PAEMST Finalists - Math

Alicia Bland
Hamilton County

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Yanli Cui
Shelby County

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Lynlee Sims
Lenoir City

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Cicely Woodard
Metro Nashville

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PAEMST Finalists - Science

Kim Baumann
Rutherford County

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Kris Krautkremer
Kingsport City

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Chikezie Madu
Shelby County

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