Manchester Board of Education granted tenure to 10 teachers throughout the district during the May board meeting.

The teachers were, from College Street Elementary School, Amanda Willmore; from Westwood Elementary School, Donnie Elliott, Mae Anne Hale, Michelle Husted and Amy Knight; and from Westwood Middle School, Donna Burdine, Tyrelle Campbell and Crissy Geary, Stephanie Hunt and Mica Tobitt.

“We are proud of the work that they’ve done. They serve a valuable role to our students as well as our system,” said Director of School Dr. Joey Vaughn.   

To be eligible for tenure, teachers must have served five years as a teacher or not less than 45 months within a seven-year period as a probationary teacher and have ranked with effectiveness above or significantly above expectations during state evaluations.

Also during the school board meeting a personnel announcement listed Randall Robinson as new hire to replace Chad Fletcher who resigned as of June 30 as Director of Federal Programs and ESP. Teachers Teri Leonard and Anita Royster will retire at the end of the school year. 

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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