Mrs. Nancy Bovender
MODERN ERA CATEGORY (RETIRED less than 25 years from induction)
Mrs. Nancy Bovender retired in 2007 with 32 years of service (1975-2007) as a teacher for Kingsport City Schools. During Mrs. Bovender’s tenure with KCS, she served as a science teacher at Ross N. Robinson Middle School and a chemistry teacher at Dobyns-Bennett High School. She was named the Dobyns-Bennett High School Teacher of the Year in 2006. In addition, Mrs. Bovender taught chemistry and physics for two years at Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an enormous Tar Heels fan. Mrs. Bovender is noted for her enthusiasm for chemistry, for teaching, and for her students’ minds and lives. Retirement has not slowed Mrs. Bovender's involvement in education. She still spends time mentoring chemistry teachers who have come after her and tutoring individual students after school. Mrs. Bovender is recognized for not only mastering her subject matter, but also for having the unique ability to interpret and instruct her students in ways that were engaging, stimulating, and memorable. Nancy Bovender was elected to the KCS Hall of Fame in the Modern Era category (Retired less than 25 years from induction).