The Cheatham County School District held its inaugural Education Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday night on the Cheatham County Central High School Theater.
The ceremony honored twelve Cheatham County educators, people who’ve demonstrated measurable affect and made important contributions to the expansion and growth of training in Cheatham County, officers stated.
“The inaugural class of the Hall of Fame is the gold standard for educators,” stated Cheatham County Director of Schools Dr. Cathy Beck. “Each individual member touched the lives of countless students and colleagues. We are who we are because of them. They helped form the foundation of this amazing district.”
Inducted into this inaugural class had been Christine Bell, Brenda Boyte, Mike Davidson, Frances Hall, Gary Hines, Mike Lockert, Cordell Majors, Viva Lee Raymer, Dr. Alvin Rose. Fay Shearon, Jimmy Stack and Carrie Street.
The ceremony, emceed by Beck and Assistant Director of Schools Stacy Brinkley, was crammed with relations, mates and colleagues of these being honored. Some in attendance had been in tears as inductees’ names had been learn.
There was a combination of tears and laughter because the inductees and the individuals closest to them shared their tales and recollections.
An image of every inductee was projected onto a big display screen as Beck learn a short biography of his or her time with CCSD. The first particular person inducted was Bell. Having started her profession in 1947 at Neptune School, Bell retired in 1993 after a 25-year stint at West Cheatham Elementary School.
“She taught her students to love, to respect and to honor all people,” Beck stated.
Davidson was there to simply accept his certificates of induction, and he took time to say a number of phrases. His 35-year profession got here to a detailed in 2008 when he retired after a 10-year stint as assistant principal of Harpeth Middle School.
CCSD Communications Director Tim Adkins stated he believed the ceremony went properly.
“It was an incredible evening for training in Cheatham County,” Adkins stated. “Rather a lot of long-time, beloved Cheatham County educators had been honored, and it was nice to see every little thing come to fruition. This is one thing we now have been engaged on this previous yr, and we’re so happy with the end result.
“We had twelve educators inducted in this first class, three still living, two of whom were present. Sadly, Jimmy Stack, one of our inductees, passed away just a few weeks ago. He was a beloved teacher, coach, and superintendent of schools for nine years.”
Stack started his CCSD profession in 1971. He was elected superintendent of colleges in 1992 and 1996, after which appointed director of colleges in 2000. During his tenure, Stack oversaw the biggest constructing program within the county’s historical past as 4 colleges had been constructed and/or renovated.
A committee was established to pick the inaugural Hall of Fame class.
Nominations for the following cohort are being accepted by means of June 30, 2022.
For extra data on eligibility necessities, and nomination procedures, go to www.cheathamcountyschools.web or contact Adkins at email@example.com or (615) 792-5664.