Milner named Northwest Supervisor of the Year

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AWARD OF DISTINCTION - From left, Director of Schools Mark Florence congratulates Brandy Milner for being named Northwest Tennessee’s Supervisor of the Year.

 Benton County’s Brandy Milner was named Northwest Tennessee’s District Supervisor of the Year on Aug. 4 by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE). She is one of nine finalists for the 2020-21 Tennessee Supervisor of the Year award, the state’s highest recognition for commitment to education. The nine finalists represent each Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) region in the state.

“We are so proud that Brandy Milner has been selected as the Northwest Tennessee Supervisor of the Year. She has been Benton County’s supervisor of instruction in grades 6-12 since 2012,” said Director of Schools Mark Florence. “Brandy brings her passion from the classroom to her supervisor role, and she strives to make sure our students and staff have all the necessary tools to succeed. Benton County is fortunate to have Brandy on our team, and she is very deserving of this award.”

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 a administrator and a minimum of five years’ experience in public schools.  

“All across the state, strong leadership is vital to the success of our students and educators, and I am grateful to these incredible leaders who are doing so much to serve students in this totally new era of education,” said TDOE Commissioner Penny Schwinn.  

Supervisor of the Year finalists will proceed to an interview that will be held in in the coming weeks where each will talk with a panel of interviewers made up of TDOE staff and other education leaders. Winners for each Grand Division (West, Middle, East) and the Tennessee Supervisor of the Year will be selected from this group and announced this fall.  

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