Two teachers were recognized as teachers of the month Tuesday evening at the Middlesboro Board of Education’s regular meeting. Sheila Smith, director of Supervision and Instruction, read the nominations and presented each teacher with a $25 award.
Kim Saylor, a fifth-grade language arts teacher at Middlesboro Intermediate School, was recognized as elementary school teacher of the month.
“Her teaching is not a one time fabulous event, but a consistent prepared lesson that enables her students to learn,” read Smith. “She goes beyond what is required.”
Georgina Anderson , an eighth-grade science teacher at Middlesboro Middle School, was recognized as middle school teacher of the month.
“She has made improvements in every facet of teaching and has secured over $10,000 of grant money for Middlesboro Middle School.”
The student council was in attendance for the meeting. The president reviewed accomplishments from the past year and discussed possible events for the upcoming year.
Accomplishments included maintenance of the recycling program, a movie event for students who had not received any disciplinary action and presentation of a thankful banner for the holiday season.
Possible upcoming events include hosting a talent show and student olympics as well as more events for students not receiving any disciplinary actions.
The board discussed the possibility of continuing an educational summit. Superintendent Rita Cook explained the purpose of the summit to new board members.
“We want to get our community invested in us and to feel like they can weigh in on what we are going to do,” said Cook. “They all have ideas and suggestions about what we can do to be the best district possible.”
Everyone on the board agreed to move forward with the summit.
The board unanimously voted to keep regular monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Middlesboro Middle School.
Bill Johnson was elected to remain as chairman.
Jeff Greene was elected vice chairman.
All principal reports revealed the schools are continually monitoring their safety procedures in order to make sure students are as safe as possible.
All student support services bills and reports were approved.
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