Cannon's Teacher of the Year Announced

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Cannon County Schools has announced the District-Level Teachers of the Year for the 2018-2019 School Year.  Each teacher was selected to represent the Cannon County School District in three categories:  PreK-4th Grade; 5th Grade – 8th Grade; 9th Grade – 12th Grade.  One Teacher in each category was selected by a committee to represent Cannon County as the District Teacher of the Year in the Upper Cumberland CORE Region. A special announcement and ceremony took place on Friday, during In-Service Activities to honor these teachers and announce the School District winners in each category.  The following teachers were selected to represent Cannon County Schools as District Teachers of the Year 2018-2019:
PreK-4th Grade – Lisa Vickers of Auburn School – Mrs. Vickers has taught for 11 years and is currently serving her first year as a First Grade Teacher at Auburn School in.  She has previously taught at Short Mountain School 2016-2018, Stewart’s Creek Elementary School in Rutherford County 2010-2016, and Woodbury Grammar School 2008-2010. 
5th Grade – 8th Grade – Dr. Melissa Killian of Woodbury Grammar School – Dr. Killian has taught for 11 ½ years and currently serves as Title I: Reading/Math Interventionist K-8 at Woodbury Grammar School.  She has previously taught 2nd and 3rd Grades at Woodbury Grammar School and is an Adjunct Faculty Member of Curriculum Instruction for Tennessee Technological University at the McMinnville 2+2 Program Campus.  She recently earned her Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning in Literacy at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. 
9th Grade – 12th Grade – Rena Peeler-House of Cannon County High School – Mrs. House has taught for 22 years and currently serves as Life Skills/CDC Teacher at Cannon County High School for the past 16 years.  She has previously as a Substitute Teacher 2002-2003, State of Tennessee various positions 1998-2002, and Adult Education Classes for Cannon County Schools and Rutherford County Schools 1996-1997.
Director of Cannon County Schools William F. Curtis stated regarding these excellent examples of the quality of educators in Cannon county Schools, “We are tremendously proud of each one of these outstanding educators. Each one of these deserving teachers exemplify the MISSION of Cannon County Schools – ‘Preparing ALL Students for Their Future’ through our VISION –‘The New E3 –Engaged in Excellence Every Day.!”