Sevier County Teacher Recognition
2019 Sevier County Education Hall of Fame
Congratulations to the 2019 inductees into the Sevier County Education Hall of Fame- Ruth E. Lewis, Larry Stott, and Mary Alice Teague!
Past Hall of Fame inductees include:
|Emma Atchley||Johnnie Ballard||Norma Blair||Grady Floyd|
|Eleanor Hayes||Leroy Helton||Freda Hodges||Reba Caughron Hood|
|Julia Householder||Chan Huskey||Mary B. McMahan||Rubye Shields|
|Bill Smith||Bill Williams||Glenda Sue Blalock||Eula Case|
|Sally O. Chapman||Shirley Hall||Anna Frank Hammer||Gary Hardin|
|Nancy Jo Henry||Eugene Huskey||Betty Large||Carl Lewelling|
|Roena Nave||Stanley Nave||Wanda Newman||Glenn Parton|
|Marie Temple||Lucretia Williams||Omalee B. Wilson||Sue Cox|
|Nelle Hatcher||Theron Hodges||Ruby Howard||Trula Lawson|
|Winfred McCarter||Addie Trotter||Alice Carpenter||Larry Huskey|
|Jimmie Faye Trotter||Linda Wear||Shirley Ely||Lucille Shults|
|Ella Tarwater||James W. Chandler||Beulah Linn||John R. Wade|
|Hazel Cantrell||Juanita O. Howard||Jerry Wear|
2018 Sevier County Teacher of the Year- Banquet & Awards Ceremony
2017-2018 Building Level Teachers of the Year
The 2018 Sevier County Teacher of the Year banquet and awards ceremony was recently held at the Park Vista Doubletree Hotel in Gatlinburg. This annual event has been co-sponsored by Park Vista and Sevier County Bank since its inception twenty-four years ago. This year, a number of corporate sponsors joined the event: Dollywood, Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, and Ripley's Attractions of Tennessee.
The evening's festivities were emceed by Sevier County Bank SVP Elaine Ely. After a welcome by Ms. Ely, County Mayor Larry Waters spoke for a brief time and then offered the invocation. Attendees enjoyed a fabulous meal prepared by the Park Vista Chef and served by their excellent food and beverage team.
The awards ceremony began with announcement of the 2018 class of inductees into the Sevier County Education Hall of Fame. Sevier County Schools’ Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Debra Cline, read moving biographies on each. The 2018 class includes- Mrs. Hazel Cantrell, Mrs. Juanita Ogle Howard; and, Mr. Jerry Wear.
Next was recognition of the 2017-2018 Sevier County Teachers of the Year at the building level. Dr. Cline read each teacher's name, school, and grade level and each received a marble paperweight with engraving to commemorate the honor. School board chair Charles Temple assisted Sevier County School Superintendent Dr. Jack Parton and Sevier County School in handing out the awards.
Last was recognition of the overall 2017-2018 Sevier County Teachers of the Year at the county-wide level in each grade category- Natalie Simms from Pigeon Forge Primary for grades Pre-K through 4th, Anna McCarter from Sevierville Intermediate for grades 5th through 8th, and Sissy Ivy from Sevier County High School for grades 9th through 12th. In addition to the marble paperweight, each of these winners received a plaque to commemorate their win at the county level. Attendees were then treated to a short video of each county-wide winner, showcasing their work in the classroom as well as words of congratulations from co-workers and administrators at their respective schools.
The evening was capped off with concluding comments from SCB's Ely and group photos taken by Kevin Tierney of Lorelai Productions.
2018 Sevier County Education Hall of Fame Inductees
Accepting for Hazel Cantrell
Accepting for Juanita Howard
Accepting for Jerry Wear
2017-2018 County-Wide Winners
Anna McCarter- Sevierville Middle & Natalie Simms- Pigeon Forge Primary
(not pictured Sissy Ivy- Sevier County High School)
2017 Sevier County Teacher of the Year- Banquet & Awards Ceremony
2016-2017 Building Level Teachers of the Year
2017 Sevier County Education Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Members of Mr. Dwight Chandler's family accept the Hall of Fame award in his memory
Members of Ms. Beulah Linn's family accept the award in her memory
Hall of Fame inductee John R. Wade accepts his award, joined by his family
2016 Sevier County Teacher of the Year- Banquet & Awards Ceremony
2015-2016 Building Level Teachers of the Year
Sandra Norris & Elaine Ely accept an Education Hall of Fame Award in memory of their mother, Shirley Ely
Lydia Lane & Logan Shults accept an Education Hall of Fame Award on behalf of their grandmother, Lucille Shults
Dale Phelps & Doris Phelps accept an Education Hall of Fame Award in memory of mother (& grandmother) Ella Tarwater
County-wide Grade Category Winners- Sara Rawlinson, Kari Garrison, Michelle Oliver