Hoover BOE recognizes teachers
Published 10:33 am Tuesday, February 9, 2016
By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer
HOOVER—The Hoover Board of Education recognized the school system’s teachers of the year and Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame nominees during a Feb. 8 meeting at Berry Middle School.
Each of the city’s 17 schools nominated a teacher for 2015-2016 Hoover City Schools Teacher of the Year and for the JSU Teacher Hall of Fame. Each teacher was selected by their colleagues for recognition.
From the Hoover schools in Shelby County, Greystone Elementary’s Leta Hoit, Riverchase Elementary’s Mary Long, Berry Middle’s Jessical Badio and Spain Park High’s Amber Lewis were each nominated for the system’s Teacher of the Year.
Greystone Elementary’s Kenneth Rand Payton, Riverchase Elementary’s Elizabeth Dunn, Berry Middle’s Lincoln Clark and Spain Park’s Todd Parker were each nominated to represent Hoover as candidates for the JSU Teacher Hall of Fame.
From the group of nominations, Bluff Park’s Kathryne Flippo was named the 2015-2016 Hoover City Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year and Bumpus Middle’s Vinny Chiaramonte was named the 2015-2016 Hoover City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Parker, from Spain Park, along with Gwin Elementary’s Tracy Ingleright and Bumpus Middle’s Marva Raby, were chosen to represent Hoover City Schools as JSU Teacher Hall of Fame nominees.
The Board of Education also recognized Spain Park science teacher Melisa Guthrie for becoming the system’s newest National Board Certified teacher.
For more information and a full list of nominees, visit Hoovercityschools.net.