Nominations open for Educators Hall of Fame

Published 8:52 am Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The time has come to recognize outstanding educators who have influenced the progress of the region through the commitment to education.
Each year, the Carter County Imagination Library Board hosts the Carter County/Elizabethton Educator Hall of Fame to honor retired teachers and their lasting and immeasurable contributions to students and the community.
Four educators will join the Hall of Fame: two retired and two deceased educators — one of each from the city and county.
The public is invited to participate in the selection process by nominating a teacher that has made a unique impact and given his or her utmost to the profession.
Nominations are currently being accepted until April 1. They are not required to be current residents, but they must have retired from Carter County or Elizabethton schools.
Educators in the past eight years have been recognized for their involvement in student programs, personal commitment to the development of students, experience, service and commitment to progress.
Last year, the board recognized Tommy Jenkins and the late Richard Winters from Carter County schools and Ronnie Taylor and the late Harold Ellis from the city schools.
In order to prevent the nomination of teachers that are already in the Hall of Fame, the board asks those submitting nominations to review the list of previous honorees.
The ceremony will take place on April 23, when the honorees will be announced.
To make a nomination, fill out the attached form and return it to the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library or mail it to Lilo Duncan, 190 Mayfield Drive, Elizabethton, TN, 37643. For more information, contact Duncan at 423-542-5690.

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