Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) excelled at the Tennessee Department of Education Excellence in Education banquet. MCS teachers were prominent as the state recognized the 2022-23 Teacher of the Year finalists, Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and the Milken Award Educators. MCS was the only district with winners in all three categories.
“I was so proud as people from across the state continued to hear our district’s name as we celebrated the top educators in Tennessee,” says Director of Schools Dr. Trey Duke.
Overall Creek Elementary School science teacher Erin Nunley was recognized as one of three state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching award. The award recognizes teachers for their contributions to teaching and learning, along with their ability to help students make progress in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science and is administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Black Fox second grade teacher Raeven Brooks was recognized as a Milken Award Winner. With the national recognition, which includes a $25,000 cash prize, Brooks will join the national Milken Educator Network of more than 2,800 exceptional educators and leaders across the country dedicated to strengthening K-12 education.
Kim Inglis, a fifth grade teacher at Black Fox Elementary, was recognized as the 2022-23 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Grand Division Winner for Middle Tennessee. The Tennessee Teacher of the Year program recognizes and celebrates the wealth of excellent teachers that exist across the state.
“We are unbelievable proud of these educators and what they represent,” says Director of Schools Dr. Trey Duke. “And thank you to all of our other amazing educators who just like Erin, Raeven, and Kim get up each morning, grab an extra cup of coffee and work tirelessly to make a difference in the life of a child.”
Earlier this year, MCS was awarded the status of Best for all District by the State of Tennessee. The MCS strategy ensures that every student is known, safe, challenged, and empowered.