Making the Grade 11

Williamson County Schools Honors Teachers of the Year

Williamson County Schools is one of the top districts in the state, and has been recognized not only for its academic achievements, but also for its high caliber faculty and staff.

Although providing students with an exceptional education requires hundreds of teachers at all levels, three were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the district last year. Here’s a closer look at what inspires the Williamson County 2016 Teachers of the Year.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Sarah Roberts

Pearre Creek Elementary

Sarah Roberts is a fourth grade teacher at Pearre Creek Elementary who loves the unpredictability of her job.

“As a teacher, every day is new and different. You never know exactly what you’re going to walk into. You’ve got some control over the intent of your standards, but other than that it’s a response to the kids and how they respond to you, and there’s such an engagement piece to that.”

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Nathan Cummings

Brentwood Middle School

Now in his sixth year with Williamson County, Nathan Cummings teaches eighth grade American history at Brentwood Middle School. He says the best part of his job is working with students.

“I enjoy seeing the kids learn. For me, that’s the whole point of teaching. It’s about seeing the light bulb (turn on) and being there when it happens.”

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Kristi Neuroth

Ravenwood High School

Ravenwood High School teacher Kristi Neuroth teaches geography and says she enjoys introducing students to new places.

“I love that teaching lets you be a curious person, and you get to encourage other people to be curious. I love teaching geography because the world changes every single day.”