NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Three Metro Nashville Public School teachers were named winners in the annual Teacher of the Year awards program Monday night.
Teresa Davis, library media specialist at Paragon Mills Elementary School, was named elementary school teacher of the year.
Sue Gilmore, an English and history teacher at Martin Luther King Magnet, was named high school teacher of the year.
Kimberly Vaughan, who teaches eighth grade pre-Algebra and Algebra I at Haynes Health/Medical Science Design Center on West Trinity Lane in Nashville, was named middle school teacher of the year.
The Metro Schools' 2008 Teachers of the Year, one from each category, was announced Monday at a celebration.
The three teachers selected as Teacher of the Year will advance to statewide competition, and the state winners will advance to the national competition. The school district will also recognize three Principals of the Year Monday.
Metro Schools' 2007 Teacher of the Year, Susanne Frensley of Hillsboro High School, is the Tennessee Teacher of the Year for 2007.
The April 16 event also honored the three recipients of Metro Schools' Principal of the Year. This is the third year that principals have been honored for distinguished leadership in their respective schools. The Principals of the Year are: Bob Wilson, principal of Nashville School of the Arts who once served as principal of Bellevue Middle School and assistant principal of Head Middle School; West End Middle School Principal Roderick Manuel, a 15-year educator; and Michael Ross, principal of Napier Elementary School and former assistant principal at Jere Baxter, Wright and Caldwell.