BY SETH TRENT
One of Hamblen County’s own, Chuck Carter, the CTE director of Hamblen County Schools, is up for Supervisor of the Year (SOY). He is in the top nine supervisors in the state for the award. His interview was held Oct. 3rd in Nashville.
Carter said; “The district level was announced earlier in the year, so after I submitted my application for First Core Region Level I pretty much had moved on and forgot all about it. So when I received a phone call on Sept. 26 informing me that I had been selected as First SOY, I was definitely surprised. Humbled and honored are the two words that come to mind.”
The question was also brought up if he was already preparing a speech for if he won the award. His response to this was, “I firmly believe that any recognition I am fortunate to receive will not really be an award for my accomplishments, but instead a recognition of all the amazing people that have poured into me shaping and guiding me during my career in education. My responsibility is to pay that same "servant leadership" mentality forward and assure that those that follow me are leading with a heart for serving others. So, if that is an acceptance speech I guess I am ready.” The recipient of the award will be announced Nov. 4. Furthermore, the principle of the year (POY) will be revealed that night also. Best wishes to Mr. Jeff Kinsler, principal, and Mr. Carter, CTE supervisor.