Nicole Owens, a geometry teacher at West High, has received the Teacher Of the Year award. Other than teaching geometry, she connects her students with the community and prepares them for their future. She has achieved this by participating in events and clubs, as well as contributing to projects at West High.
Owens has been a BETA Club co-sponsor for five years, and it has given her numerous opportunities to connect her students with the community. She publicized, “Students have participated in Thanksgiving food drives, clothing drives that provide for coats for winter months, and countless volunteer hours throughout Hamblen County.”
Another way Owens has connected her students with the community is by attending their sporting events. She runs the jumbotron at all home football games and announces boys’ soccer.