Sevierville, Tenn. – Three Sevier County teachers were recognized yesterday as Sevier County’s 2010 Teachers of the Year. Cheryl Deaton, Pigeon Forge Primary; Debbie West, Seymour Middle and Karen Kelley, Pigeon Forge High School received the awards for their outstanding performance and significant contributions to the education of Sevier County’s students. This is the sixteenth year the awards have been presented; they are co-sponsored by Sevier County Bank and Park Vista Hotel and Convention Center.
“By leading, challenging and inspiring students, these educators play a key role each day in developing the young people of our county,” said R. B. Summitt, Sevier County Bank President. “It is truly an honor for Sevier County Bank to once again be a part of these awards, saluting these teachers for their steadfast commitment to providing a quality education to the students of Sevier County.”
The 16th Annual “Teacher of the Year” Banquet and Ceremony was held at the Park Vista Hotel and Convention Center in Gatlinburg. Since 1994, nearly 600 outstanding teachers have been recognized with the recognition
dinner and program designed to highlight their special achievements.
“Each of these teachers represents Sevier County’s very best because they put student achievement above all else,” stated Dr. Jack Parton, Superintendent of Sevier County Schools. “With the continued support of Sevier County Bank and Park Vista we are able to recognize these wonderful educators for their dedication and outstanding work they do with our students and future leaders of this community.”