published Friday, July 27th, 2012

Four Chattanooga area educators named finalists for principal, supervisor of year

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The Tennessee Department of Education has announced regional finalists for the annual Principal of the Year and Supervisor of the Year awards, including principals from Hamilton and Franklin counties and supervisors from Polk and Warren counties in the Chattanooga area.

Tyner Academy principal Carol Goss in Hamilton County is the Southeast region finalist for her post’s annual honor and Broadview Elementary School principal Sandy Schultz in Franklin County is the finalist for the South Central region.

In the Supervisor of the Year category, Polk County School System’s Jill Swafford was named the Southeast region finalist, according to state officials.

Another area regional finalists, this one in the Upper Cumberland region, is Warren County Director of Schools Bobby Cox, according to state officials.

The principals, chosen from among more than 1,700 across the state, and nine supervisors, each with years of experience in Tennessee Education, were nominated by their peers for the state-level honors, which recognize administrators who have improved education for Tennessee students through their leadership.

“Principals and supervisors work to create better environments for teaching and learning in our schools,” said Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. “This year’s nominees share the department’s commitment to raising standards for students and have lived out that goal with their innovative programs and strong visions.”

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