Board honors retirees, new educators

By CHRISTY ARMSTRONG
Posted 9/13/18

The Bradley County Board of Education honored 21 recent retirees as well as the district's newest group of teachers before its most recent board meeting. Each of the board members offered words …

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Board honors retirees, new educators

NEW TEACHERS for the 2018-19 school year were honored before a recent Bradley County Board of Education meeting. Joining the teachers are Supervisor of Secondary Education Danny Coggin, second from left, and Supervisor of Elementary Education Sheena Newman, far right.
NEW TEACHERS for the 2018-19 school year were honored before a recent Bradley County Board of Education meeting. Joining the teachers are Supervisor of Secondary Education Danny Coggin, second from left, and Supervisor of Elementary Education Sheena Newman, far right.
Banner photo, CHRISTY ARMSTRONG
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The Bradley County Board of Education honored 21 recent retirees as well as the district's newest group of teachers before its most recent board meeting. 

Each of the board members offered words of thanks and congratulations to the new teachers and retirees. They all spoke of the impact teachers can have on students’ lives. 

“You cannot change the world, but you can change the life of one child — and that’s important,” said board member Nancy Casson. 

Casson and fellow board members Vicki Beaty, Ted Bryson and Jerry Frazier spoke of how their own teaching careers gave them a great respect for the profession. 

Board member Amanda Lee, who just saw her eldest son go off to college for the first time, spoke of how teachers have made a difference for her children. 

Board member Troy Weathers shared a story of a time when something a teacher said had a negative impact. He urged the new teachers to always be mindful of what they say. 

“We ought to be about what’s positive for kids, in everything we do,” said Weathers. 

Each of the new teachers present at the meeting got to introduce themselves, and administrators with Bradley County Schools announced and thanked the retirees from each department.  

The most recent retirees included: Laura Calfee, Tim Riggs, Steven Arnold, Connie Bancroft, Pamela Loope, Diane Lillard, Robin Lawson, Kim Still, Denise Fitzsimmons, Wendy McPherson, Ron Spangler, Barbara Goins, Mark Kress, Bill Curtis, Bob Williams, Alan Hunt, Stephanie Hunt, Jill Davis, Debbie Moore, Becky Garner and Patti Hunt. 

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