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20 Obion County educators earn advanced degrees

20 Obion County educators earn advanced degrees

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 6:09 pm

The Messenger 01.27.12

Twenty educators and administrators in the Obion County School System recently earned advanced degrees.
Nancy Hamilton, 9-12 director of instruction for the Obion County School System, said classroom teachers are eligible for a pay increase for earning a master’s degree and then another pay increase for 30 hours of coursework above the master’s.
“Advanced degrees can either be in curriculum and instruction, administration and supervision or guidance and library,” she said.
“If a teacher gets an advanced degree in curriculum and instruction, the courses that he or she takes would be courses in the subject matter itself and in teaching strategies. Those types of courses help that person become a more effective teacher.”
Among the educators and administrators who earned advanced degrees are:
• Melanie Baggett, Lake Road Elementary kindergarten, master’s degree;
• Hope Ross, Ridgemont Elementary third grade, master’s;
• Lance Gray, Ridgemont Elementary physical education, master’s;
• Dana Craddock, Ridge-mont Elementary assistant principal, administrative endorsement;
• Joe Brent Cary, Ridge-mont science, master’s;
• Allison Kail, Hillcrest Elementary language arts, master’s;
• Travis Johnson, Hillcrest Elementary math, master’s;
• Shantelle Carter, Hill-crest Elementary kindergarten, master’s;
• Darla Bearden, Hillcrest Elementary math, master’s;
• Shawn Johnson, Lake Road Elementary physical education, master’s;
• Bethany Ellegood, Lake Road Elementary third grade, master’s;
• Maddie Carrington, Lake Road Elementary Reading Recovery, master’s;
• Ellen Bowden, Lake Road Elementary kindergarten, master’s;
• Bill Kail, Obion County Central High School wellness, master’s;
• Sarah Frazier, Obion County Central High School biology, master’s;
• Pam Daniel, Obion County Central High School wellness, master’s;
• Mary Lynn Dodson, special education supervisor, Ed.S.;
• Lesa Scillion, grades 5-8/federal projects supervisor, Ed.S.;
• Vikki Stevenson, PreK-4 supervisor, Ed.S.;
• Melissa Merritt, South Fulton Elementary pre-kindergarten, master’s.


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