A local teacher has been honores for her inspirational work in the classroom by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Seventh-grade science teacher Kristin Burrus of the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences is recognized as Southeast Regional Teacher of the Year for grades 5-8.
"This recognition of Kristin's leadership in the classroom is a validation of the efforts we have made over the last year to allow our teachers to show their leadership skills. I could not be more proud of the way Kristen has shared these values in our classrooms to create the next generation of critical thinkers," said Hamilton County Department of Education Interim Superintendent Dr. Kirk Kelly.
"When students can rely on their strengths to demonstrate learning, they become more confident," said Burrus.
Burrus is a STEM Fellows Program member, a cabinet member participant in the CSAS Shared Leadership Team, a presenter at the National Paideia Conference and Magnet Schools of America conference and the facilitator of the CSAS Earth Club.
Ms. Burrus will now advance to the state level competition, representing the southeast region.