Clinton City Schools is proud to announce their 2014 Educators of the Year. "Our school system is very fortunate to have many wonderful teachers and principals and we are very proud of the four individuals who are representing our district this year," said Dr. Vicki Violette, Director of Schools.
The district’s “Principal of the Year” is Mr. Matt Murphy, principal at North Clinton Elementary School. Mr. Murphy began his teaching career as a 2nd grade teacher at South Clinton Elementary School before being named NCES principal in 2007.
North Clinton Elementary has honored Mrs. Lori Thompson as “Teacher of the Year”. Mrs. Thompson began her teaching career in Georgia and has been third grade teacher at NCES for eight years. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
The South Clinton Elementary School “Teacher of the Year” is Mrs. Lorrie Irwin. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tusculum College and is presently pursuing a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Wilkes University. Mrs. Irwin has been on staff at SCES for 16 years and has taught first grade at SCES since 2011.
Ms. DeAnna Conrad, a fourth grade science and math teacher, is Clinton Elementary School’s “Teacher of the Year” where she began career in 2010. Ms. Conrad earned her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and will complete a Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in Literacy from MTSU in May.
A banquet will be held on April 1 in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church, Clinton to recognize these individuals along with the “Educators of the Year” from the Anderson County School System.