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Sumner gifted education teacher a finalist in state’s Supervisor of the Year awards

Sumner gifted education teacher a finalist in state’s Supervisor of the Year awards

Sumner County educator Emily Mofield, Ed.D., this week was named by Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen as one of nine finalists for the state’s 2018-19 Supervisor of the Year awards.

The finalists were identified along with Principal of the Year finalists representing each Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) region in the state, with three finalists in each Grand Division (West, Middle, and East).

 “We know that strong leadership plays a key role in the ultimate success of our students, schools, and state, and these 18 finalists represent some of the best leaders in Tennessee,” McQueen said. “It is an honor to recognize them for their years of dedication to our students and their track records of success.”

Mofield is the lead consulting teacher for gifted education for Sumner County Schools and is involved in supporting several projects with Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth. She has also taught as a gifted education language arts middle school teacher for 10 years, and presents professional development courses on effective differentiation for advanced learners. Mofield also has co-written curriculum and research publications on gifted children.

Each year an outstanding public school supervisor earns distinction as the Tennessee Supervisor of the Year. To qualify, candidates must demonstrate a record of implementing innovative programs and managing and motivating students and faculties. Additionally, the nominees must have a minimum of three years’ experience as an administrator and a minimum of five years’ experience in Tennessee public schools.

The nominees are as follows:

Mid Cumberland

Dr. Emily Mofield

Sumner County

South Central

John Fanning

Lincoln County

Upper Cumberland

Dr. Regina Merriman

Cannon County

Principal and Supervisor of the Year finalists will proceed to an in-person interview that will be held in in the coming months where each will meet with a panel of interviewers made up of department staff and other education leaders. Winners for each Grand Division and the Tennessee Principal and Supervisor of the Year will be selected from this group and announced at a banquet on Oct. 4, during the department’s LEAD Conference in Nashville.

For more information about the Principal or Supervisor of the Year program, contact Paul Fleming, assistant commissioner of teachers and leaders, at

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