On January 13, 2021, a committee selected the following teachers as 2020-2021 District-Level Teachers of the Year. They will represent Sevier County at the state level, competing for the 2021 Tennessee Teacher of the Year.
Middle Grades Teacher (5-8): Kelly McCarter, 5-8, Seymour Intermediate
Secondary Grades Teacher (9-12): Dustin Helton, 9-12, Pigeon Forge High School
These teachers were chosen from among many applicants by a panel of professional colleagues. The following is a list of the teachers nominated from each school who chose to compete in the district-level competition.
Holly Sharp - Catlettsburg Elementary
Chad Loveday - Jones Cove Elementary
Bobby Payne - Northview Junior Academy
Cassie Cate - Northview Primary
Lydia Huskey - Pigeon Forge High School
Jared Ownby - Pigeon Forge Junior High
Kellyn Adams - Pigeon Forge Junior High
Ashley Hess - Pigeon Forge Primary
Calleigh Harrell - Pittman Center Elementary
Shawn Cole - Sevier County High School
Angela Wells - Sevier County High School
Huguetta Williams - Sevier County High School
Samantha Gibson - Sevierville Intermediate
Brittany Cogdill - Sevierville Middle
Naomi Hanna - Seymour Primary
LeAnne Webb - Seymour Intermediate
Congratulations to these teachers for this high accolade. It is a true honor to be held in such high esteem by the colleagues that work with them on a daily basis.