Blount County Director of Schools Rob Britt is competing for the 2016 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year Award. Britt was announced Tuesday as one of eight district nominees for the 2016 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year. He is representing the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents' East District.
"I'm extremely grateful to my peers, colleagues and friends, who
have placed their confidence in me," Britt said. "I'm humbled to know
that they believe I'm a good finalist to represent our district in this
competition, because I know how hard all of my colleagues work. They do
outstanding work and supervise complex, difficult tasks."
announce the winner at its annual awards and recognition dinner, which
will be held Sept. 13 in Gatlinburg. Nominees are evaluated on four
criteria — communication, community involvement, leadership for learning
and professionalism — and reviewed according to American Association of
School Administrators' guidelines. The winner will represent Tennessee
for AASA's National Superintendent of the Year Award. He/she will attend
the AASA National Conference on Education, which is being held February
2016 in Phoenix.
Britt is the third Central Office administrator nominated for a state-level award in the past four years.
Scott Kirkham, former special education director, received the East
Tennessee Tennessee Association for Administrators in Special Education
Cup in 2011.
Dr. Alisa Teffeteller, who serves as career and
technical director, competed for the 2013 Tennessee Supervisor of the
Year Award. Dr. Jane Morton, who serves as supervisor of instruction for
grades 6-12, was also nominated for the 2009 Supervisor of the Year
Award, which was presented the year before Britt became superintendent.
Morton currently serves on the East Tennessee Supervisors Study
Council. "I'm honored to lead this dedicated group of professionals,"
"They do a great job serving our district and the numerous professional organizations in which they're active. "
He also wanted to publicly thank the district's administrators,
employees, students and their families. "I'm so fortunate to be a part
of this district. We have a lot of great things to be proud of, things
that the entire community can rally behind."
By Matthew Stewart-The Daily Times