City schools introduce 12 new teachers for school year

By Julie Fann
STAR STAFF
jfann@starhq.com

  
The Elizabethton City School System, unlike Carter County schools, isn't hurting for teachers this year. Funding for new city school teachers came through like water from a faucet once Nashville lifted the switch.
   Listed below are the new teachers for the 2002-2003 academic year, their qualifications, and where they will be teaching.
   Angela D. Peterson will teach preschool at the Cyclone Early Childhood Center. She holds a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Development from East Tennessee State University, where she also received the Outstanding Undergraduate of 2001-2002 award from the College of Education. Peterson graduated summa cum laude in 2002. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.
   Anna Hurley will teach English at Elizabethton High School. She holds a B.A. degree from East Tennessee State University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She also made the Dean's list from 1996-2000 and was awarded the John B. Ellery award for 2001-2002.
   Joe Lee Carr will teach Technology Education at T.A. Dugger Junior High School. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Technology Education from East Tennessee State University. Carr made the Dean's list and graduated cum laude.
   Angela Marie Barker will teach Physical Education at T.A. Dugger Junior High School. She holds a B.S. degree in Physical Education from East Tennessee State University. Barker qualified for the 1988 Olympic trials before receiving a knee injury. She is the only national champion in any of ETSU's current varsity sports. In 1997, she was inducted into the ETSU Hall of Fame, and in 2000 into the Elizabethton High School Hall of Fame for being the TSSAA state record holder in shotput and discus since 1984. Barker was also the 1988 NCAA shotput champion.
   Sue Ann Branum will teach Reading and Writing at T.A. Dugger Junior High School. She holds a B.A. degree from Milligan College, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2002. She is a member of Alpha Chi, Phi Alpha Theta, Omicron-Psi and Sigma Tao Delta honor societies.
   Christy Poole will teach Mathematics at T.A. Dugger Junior High School. She holds both a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Mathematics from East Tennessee State University. She has taught at several area schools for the past five years.
   Beth Stevens will teach kindergarten at Harold McCormick Elementary School. She holds an M.A. degree in Early Childhood Education from East Tennessee State University.
   Jennifer Lynn Rice Holt will teach kindergarten at Harold McCormick Elementary School. She holds a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from East Tennessee State University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is currently working on her M.A. degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta Pi honor societies.
   Judy Fletcher will be a media specialist at Eastside Elementary School. She holds a B.S. degree in Psychology, an M.A. degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and media certification. She was named Unaka Elementary School's teacher of the year for 2000-2001.
   Linda G. Harold will be an interim first grade teacher at Westside Elementary School. She holds both a B.S. and an M.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and has received several awards.
   Kip C. Anderson will be an interim Mathematics teacher at T.A. Dugger Junior High School. She holds a B.S. degree in Education from the University of Tennessee. Mrs. Anderson taught at Belle Morris Elementary School where she was named 1988 Teacher of the Year.
   Marcia Ross will be an interim Art teacher at T.A. Dugger Junior High School. She holds a B.A. degree in Human Relations and an M.A. in Art Education. Ross is also a freelance artist.