Coffee County School Board Member Dr. Shannon Duncan has been named 2019 All Tennessee School Board Member by the Tennessee School Board Association (TSBA).
The award was presented during the annual convention of TSBA last weekend.
Coffee County Schools Director Charles Lawson praised Duncan.
“Dr. Duncan has devoted her career as a teacher, administrator, and board member to improving opportunities for kids,” Lawson said. “She represents excellence in all of the roles that she has assumed in her professional life. This award recognizes her individual work and what the board has accomplished as a whole.”
Coffee County School Board Member Pat Barton commended Duncan’s work, as well.
“She has served on the board two terms,” Barton said. “She has been well informed of school matters and gives thought to issues that come before the board.”
TSBA recognizes five to seven outstanding school board members as members of the All Tennessee School Board. Members of the board are selected by a panel of judges from nominations made by superintendents, school board members, district directors or TSBA staff.
The award recipients have to meet certain criteria to qualify for the award, including achieving a boardsmanship award; participation in board development activities; contributing to accomplishments of the local board of education during the nominee’s term on the board; and participating in leadership activities at the local, regional or state level.
In addition to serving on the Coffee County School Board, Duncan is assistant principal of Tullahoma High School.
She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from MTSU. Duncan earned a master’s degree in instructional leadership from Tennessee Technological University and a doctor of education degree from MTSU.
Duncan taught Spanish prior to her assignment as assistant principal at Tullahoma High School in 2014.
Outside of work she enjoys following the state and local political scene and spending time with her family, according to the Tullahoma High School’s website.