KCS Teachers Selected for SCORE 2016-17 Tennessee Educator Fellowship

Published on May 26, 2016 at 2:56 p.m.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has announced that two teachers from Kingsport City Schools (KCS) have been selected for the 2016-17 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship.   Ms. Heather Hobbs, a fifth-grade literacy and social studies teacher at Andrew Johnson Elementary School, and Ms. Kris Krautkremer, a biology and AP biology teacher at Dobyns-Bennett High School, join 47 other educators from across Tennessee in this yearlong program.

"To have two of our world-class educators selected for this prestigious fellowship is an honor to not only them individually, but is also a validation to all KCS educators,” said Dr. Lyle Ailshie, Superintendent of Schools.  “We appreciate their willingness to serve and know that positive education reform in the State will move forward because of their strong and valuable contributions.”

Tennessee Educator Fellows will learn through in-person and online seminars and will serve as liaisons between their colleagues, their communities, and policymakers as Tennessee continues the work of improving education outcomes for all students. 

“Teachers have a proven, significant role in helping students achieve at higher levels, and Tennessee needs the insight of teachers on how best to sustain and accelerate student success,” SCORE Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie Woodson said. “The Tennessee Educator Fellowship exists to empower teachers to share their student-focused perspective in the statewide conversation about preparing all students for postsecondary education and the workforce.” 

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins counties. 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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