On Monday, May 9th, the Johnson University community and distinguished guests gathered in the private dining room of Gally Commons to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of several Templar School of Education alumni. They included thirteen alumni who’ve recently received a Teacher of the Year award by schools and districts throughout the state of Tennessee. The evening was also a celebration of the graduation of nine Templar School of Education interns.
Three local teachers, Dr. Jan Moore, Principal of Seymour Primary School, Dr. LeRoy Beam, Headmaster at The King’s Academy, and Dr. Brenda Dean, former Deputy Superintendent of Hamblen County Schools were also inducted into the Johnson University Templar School Hall of Fame. These teachers were honored for their service and dedication to their students.
State Senator Becky Massey was present to award each participant in the ceremony with a certificate thanking them for their dedication to the pursuit of quality education in the state of Tennessee. State Senator Becky Massey awarded each participant in the ceremony with a certificate thanking them for their dedication to the pursuit of quality education in the state of Tennessee.
Senator Massey enjoyed the evening saying, “It is always an honor to participate in events where education is highlighted, and recognition and awards are given to those who step above and beyond to educate Tennessee's future leaders—our children."
Johnson University’s Templar School of Education has been ranked number 1 in the state of Tennessee for both its undergraduate and graduate Education programs by ToBecomeaTeacher.org. The University also ranked 17th on a national list of “50 Most Affordable Small Colleges for a Master's in Education” by Top Education Degrees.
Dr. Roy Miller, who has led the Templar School of Education as Dean since the summer of 2015, said of the evening, “The Johnson University, Templar School of Education banquet allows school partners, alumni, and soon-to-be graduating alumni an opportunity to celebrate a culmination of great work and successes that have occurred during the 2015-16 school year. It is an honor to be able to celebrate all that our graduates have achieved.”