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Principals, Teacher, Students Receive County, State and National PTA Accolades
Recently, two principals and a teacher in the Knox County Schools were recognized for excellence by the Knox County Council (KCC) PTA and Tennessee PTA, and four students received accolades from National PTA.
Brad Corum, principal at Karns Middle School, was named the 2015 Tennessee PTA Outstanding Principal and 2015 Knox County Council PTA Outstanding Middle Principal. Corum has served as principal at Karns Middle School for two years and was an assistant principal in the Knox County Schools for eight years. He participated in the Knox County Schools’ Leadership Academy and was recognized for building strong relationships among students, parents, teachers and the community.
Cindy Bosse, principal at A.L. Lotts Elementary School, was named the 2015 KCC PTA Outstanding Elementary Principal. Bosse has served as principal in the Knox County Schools for 12 years after teaching for almost 30 years. She was recognized for exemplary leadership in the school and strong support of the PTA.
A physical education teacher at Karns Middle School, Tracy Eaton, was named the 2015 Tennessee PTA Outstanding Teacher and 2015 KCC PTA Outstanding Teacher. Eaton began teaching in the Knox County Schools in 1997. She was recognized as a veteran educator who has a passion for teaching, a heart for “the underdog” and a tireless advocate for students with special needs.
For details about the KCC PTA awards, visit https://sites.google.com/site/knoxcountypta1/. Details about the Tennessee PTA awards are available at www.tnpta.org/.
After receiving top finishes in PTA arts, literature and multimedia contests at the county and state levels this spring, four students in the Knox County Schools recently received national accolades for their creativity. National PTA named these students winners in the organization’s Reflections Arts Program:
- Aisha Patel, a student at A.L. Lotts Elementary School, received an Award of Excellence for music composition, entitled, “Different but the Same.” Click here to listen to the song.
- Ayush Doshi, a student at Northshore Elementary School, received an Award of Merit for film production, “Love and care for our world.” Click here to view the film.
- Charlie Dorset, Farragut Intermediate School, received an Award of Merit for film production, “Living How You Should.” Click here to watch the film.
- Kiersten Morris, L&N STEM Academy, received an Award of Merit for photography, “Helping Hand.” Click hereto see the photograph.