“These outstanding educators are great examples of the caliber of teachers we have in Cheatham County,” said Interim Director of Schools Stacy Brinkley. “They are passionate about what they do and their efforts have inspired their students, their colleagues and the communities they serve.”
To be selected as a school-level Teacher of the Year is a significant honor because they are selected by their peers.
The Teacher of the Year program honors and awards teachers who exceed expectations to provide meaningful and rewarding learning experiences for the students of Cheatham County.
The school-level Teachers of the Year are:
Ashland City Elementary School: Kristi Hasse
East Cheatham Elementary School: Emily Wong
Kingston Springs Elementary School: Deanna Mealio
Pegram Elementary School: Jennifer Bolton
Pleasant View Elementary School: Megan Frost
West Cheatham Elementary School: Amanda Willoughby
Cheatham Middle School: Amanda Bradley
Harpeth Middle School: Lori Johnson
Sycamore Middle School: Molly Hudgens
Cheatham County Central High School: Rachel Balthrop
Harpeth High School: Anita DeFrancesca
Sycamore High School: Andrew Gaskill
Riverside Academy: Nathaniel Walker
The district-level Teachers of the Year from each academic level (elementary, middle and high) will be announced in January. All the teachers will be honored at a banquet in April.