Tusculum College alumni were among those named Teachers of the Year for Hamblen County School System in February.
Each of the 18 schools in Hamblen County chose a teacher to represent their school. Of the eight winners in the PreK-4 category, three of the teachers earned their Master’s in Education (MAED) from Tusculum College’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program in Morristown. They are: Laura Reece ‘05, kindergarten teacher at Hillcrest Elementary in Morristown; Heather Stubblefield ‘07, kindergarten Teacher at Lincoln Heights Elementary School in Morristown, and Scott Helton ‘05, fourth-grade teacher at Russellville Elementary School in Russellville.
In the Grades 5-8 category, there were seven winners, one of whom was Karen Holweg ‘09, a sixth-grade teacher at East Ridge Middle School.
One teacher in each category will be chosen to represent Hamblen County schools as School System Teachers of the Year. Winners are selected by a committee by McMinn County and will be announced later in the school year.