Chattanooga Music Teachers Association names Teacher of the Year; awards scholarships given
The Chattanooga Music Teachers Association recently named its 2014 Teacher of the Year and awarded scholarships to rising high school freshman. The scholarship recipients performed at the association's summer luncheon held at Ridgedale Baptist Church.
Nancy Teague, CMTA scholarship chairman, says the award recipients were Allen Liu, Joseph Schutz and Harper Beeland.
Angie Smith, a piano instructor for 20 years, was named Teacher of the Year. She received her undergraduate degree from Carson Newman College and a master's degree from Golden Gate Seminary. Before moving to Chattanooga, she was on the staff at Golden Gate Seminary and California Baptist University. She currently teaches music at Ridgedale Baptist School of Fine Arts.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...