KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Eight Kingsport City Schools administrators have been appointed by the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) to the 2016 Board of Examiners. Every year, the TNCPE Award Program recognizes local, regional and statewide organizations that demonstrate excellence in business operations and results. KCS employees named as examiners include Dr. Holly Flora, Christy Free, Michael Hubbard, Dr. Kyle Loudermilk, Dr. Stephanie Potter, Kelli Seymour, Dr. Krissy Turner and Jim Wernke.
“I am excited to have another group of excellent individuals from KCS serving as TNCPE examiners,” said Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie. “To assist organizations across Tennessee in their growth and development is important work. The opportunity to also take that knowledge and further develop performance excellence within Kingsport City Schools is vital as we continue to strive toward becoming a world-class school system.”
Examiners are responsible for reviewing and evaluating organizations that apply for the TNCPE Award. The Board of Examiners comprises experts from all sectors of the regional economy, including health care, service, non-profit, manufacturing, education and government. All members of the Board of Examiners must complete extensive training in the Baldrige Excellence Framework™, a nationally recognized framework that represents the leading edge of validated leadership and performance practice.
Examiners take the skills and expertise developed during training and the assessment process back to their own jobs, benefiting and improving their own organizations and helping make Tennessee a better place to live and work. Each year, the TNCPE Board of Examiners contributes more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service to organizations across Tennessee.
Former KCS TNCPE Board of Examiners since 2013 include: Dr. Lyle Ailshie*, Dr. Dwain Arnold, Dr. Carmen Bryant, Dr. Brian Cinnamon, Dory Creech (retired), Mr. Stacy Edwards, Mike Fulkerson, Shanna Hensley, Michael Hubbard*, Jim Nash*, Shelia Newland, Dr. Lamar Smith, Dr. Brian Tate, Andy True* and Dr. Randy Watts. *Indicates multiple years.
Established in 1993 as a public-private partnership, the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence strives to promote economic development and drive organizational excellence by helping companies and organizations become more competitive in today’s global marketplace through affordable, in-depth assessments. A statewide nonprofit, TNCPE is grounded in the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence — a holistic framework used by organizations across multiple industries to improve their performance and achieve sustainable results. More than 1,300 organizations have participated in and benefited from the TNCPE program. Four Tennessee businesses — Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, Pal’s Sudden Service, Eastman Chemical Company, and Federal Express — have been honored with the prestigious Baldrige National Quality Award and the TNCPE Excellence Award. For more information, visit www.TNCPE.org.
Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.
KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNPCE).
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