NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education awards outstanding administrators in education with the Principal of the Year and Supervisor of the Year honors each year.
Marcia Melton of the Cannon County School District has been identified by peers as demonstrating the leadership and dedication desirable in education professionals.
Melton is the Supervisor of Instruction for the Cannon County School Board. She has been with the Cannon County School System for 31 years. Her teaching experience spans kindergarten to freshman English summer school. She has taught at Woodbury Grammar, East Side, Short Mountain, Cannon County High School, and West Side.
Award winners will be named at the annual Tennessee Educational LEADership Conference later this month.
“The forward progress of Tennessee schools relies on the hard work and dedication of our education leaders,” Education Commissioner Timothy Webb said. “The professionals we recognize today have made noteworthy contributions to the improvement of their school districts, and raising the standards for our students.”
Candidates for these awards are nominated by regional study councils composed of fellow principals and supervisors representing nine regions across the state.
The Supervisor of the Year award honors district-wide administrators who guide improvements in school programming while pursuing higher standards of student academic success.
The Principal of the Year award celebrates school leaders who have implemented outstanding programs resulting in significant school improvement and actively advocated for the improvement of education for Tennessee’s children.