Staff photo by Tommy Millsaps
Monroe County Director of Schools and LTVEC Board Chairman Mike Lowry, left, presents
Sequoyah High welding teacher Steve Harris with an Exemplary Educator Award. The county
system's other Exemplary Educator Award winner, Kathy West from Tellico Junior High, was
unable to attend the banquet.
|Published: 9:35 AM, 01/23/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-Test scores, test scores and
more test scores.
When we talk about education these
days, test scores seem to be the main topic.
And while the age of accountability
cannot be ignored, the best teachers remember the most how students
reach their full potential and their dreams, not always their marks
and test papers.
That's what Ken Green, chief district
support officer for the Tennessee Department of Education, told top
educators at the recent Little Tennessee Valley Educational Cooperative Banquet in Sweetwater.
"We change the trajectory of
children's lives," said Green, who served as the keynote speaker at
the banquet. "That's an amazing power."
The Little Tennessee Valley Educational
Cooperative (LTVEC) is a public non-profit agency formed by local
school systems in East Tennessee, including the Monroe County and
Sweetwater City systems. The agency is governed by a board of
directors, including member school system directors, school board
members, and county commissioners. LTVEC promotes collaboration among
member school systems to develop and provide needed educational
services in the region as well as the state.
During the annual banquet held each
winter, LTVEC honored top educators throughout the counties served
through the cooperative and honored retiring educators in the
cooperative as well.
To learn more about LTVEC, visit the cooperative's website http://www.ltvec.org.
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