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Moore County selects teachers of the year

Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

During the Feb. 4 Moore County Board of Education meeting, the board honored Moore County teachers (from left) Kim Harvey, Karen Fletcher, Denise Beavers and Scottie Womble as Moore County’s teachers of the year. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

While Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam declared Jan. 27 through Feb. 2 School Board Appreciation Week in the state, the Moore County Board of Education took time during last week’s board meeting to instead recognize four of Moore County’s outstanding teachers.

Kim Harvey, Karen Fletcher, Scottie Womble and Denise Beavers were given special recognition by the board for the effort they’ve given during the 2012-13 school year.

Fellow teachers nominated them and they were elected by their peers. The middle school teachers selected Fletcher, the CTE director and keyboarding and technology teacher, while the high school teachers selected Harvey, a math teacher at Moore County High School.

“Mrs. Harvey is an outstanding leader in our entire school, and we are very lucky to have her,” said Moore County High School principal Buddy Smith. “(Mrs. Fletcher) also embraces the whole school. She takes responsibility … I know she’s someone who will step up (when needed).”

While there is certain criteria for the award set forth by the state, each teacher must be in at least their fifth year at the same school.

“The teachers are looking at work ethic… and taking responsibility,” added Smith.

Three of the teachers — Harvey, Fletcher and Womble — are now entered into the south central region contest that includes teachers from 16 school districts. From there, the winners move on to the state contest.

Read the complete story in the Feb. 21 print edition of The Moore County News(Click here to subscribe to the print or online edition of The Moore County News)

By ROBERT HOLMAN (Robert Holman is the editor of the Moore County News. He can be reached at