The Tennessee Department of Education has announced the nine finalists from across the state for the 2020-21 Tennessee Teacher of the Year award.
The finalists represent each of the eight Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) areas in the state.
The 2019-20 school year has reminded all of us how deeply communities appreciate our educators and value their work.
One area teacher is in the running, Dr. Samantha Stevens from Tullahoma High School. Stevens graduated high school in Grundy County, went to college in Sewanee and taught there for many years.