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John Adams Elementary's Carter goes to regional in competition for Teacher of Year

March 23rd, 2014 10:35 pm by Rick Wagner

John Adams Elementary's Carter goes to regional in competition for Teacher of Year

KINGSPORT — John Adams Elementary School Teacher of the Year Ashley Carter has been tapped to compete for Tennessee Teacher of the Year at the regional level.

Carter, the 2014 Elementary Teacher of the Year for Kingsport City Schools, is in her fifth year teaching at Adams. She teaches math and reading and serves as a third-grade math teacher leader and is on the Adams leadership team.

Tammie Davis, chief human resources office for KCS, said that Carter will advance to the next level and be one of almost 30 Teacher of the Year nominees from Northeast Tennessee whose applications will be considered in Nashville in April.

Carter has participated in the Eastman Scholar Mathletes program and has been a recipient of an Eastman Putting Children First grant in mathematics.

She is currently pursuing an advanced degree in educational leadership with administrative licensure.

Carter was among teachers honored during Thursday night's BOE meeting.

The KCS 2014 Middle School Teacher of the Year is science teacher Marsha Buck of Robinson Middle School.

Buck is in her 14th year of teaching in KCS. She has served as a science department chairperson, team leader, grade level chairperson, new science faculty mentor, student teacher mentor and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools committee chairperson.

The 2014 High School Teacher of the Year is special education teacher Leila Hubbard of Dobyns-Bennett High School. Hubbard is in her 10th year of teaching in KCS, five of which have been at D-B. She serves as the Special Education Department Chair and is a key piece of the subject-defined inclusion/co-teaching model implemented at the high school level.

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