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WestTeach Class of 2020 Graduation

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s WestStar Leadership Program held graduation for the WestTeach Class of 2019 on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at Madison Downs Venue in Jackson, Tenn. The class consisted of 22 teachers representing 17 different West Tennessee counties. The teachers participated in a five-day development program beginning in August 2019 and lasting through December. This is the second year for the program.


WestTeach’s most recent graduates:


· Cary Bivens – Riverside High School, Decatur County

· Colette Carrabba – Chester County Junior High

· Cara Chadwick – Carroll County Technical Center

· Sharon Clark – East Side Intermediate School, Haywood County

· Sarah Comuzie – Camden Central High School, Benton County

· Ronny Criswell – Trenton Elementary School, Gibson County

· Chad Davis – Halls High School, Lauderdale County

· Brittany Fowler – West Carroll Elementary School, Carroll County

· Carrie Jones – Inman Middle School, Henry County

· Brittan Knott – Martin Elementary School, Weakley County

· Nicole Lusk – Hardin County High School

· Stacey McAdams – Bells Elementary School, Crockett County

· Meredith McMackins – Finley Elementary School, Dyer County

· Catherine Nailing – Lake Road Elementary School, Obion County

· Madine Nichols – Selmer Elementary School, McNairy County

· Amanda Pruitt – Huntingdon High School, Carroll County

· Paul Richards – Bradford High School, Gibson County

· Shelly Russell – Bargerton Elementary School, Henderson County

· Beth Smith – Brighton Elementary School, Tipton County

· Lindsay Walker – Union City Middle School, Obion County

· Christina Warren – LaGrange-Moscow Elementary School, Fayette County

· Anne Ladd Welch – Dyersburg Primary School, Dyer County


Graduates, guests and WestStar alumni were welcomed by Dr. Charley Deal, executive director, WestStar Leadership. UT Martin chancellor, Dr. Keith Carver, delivered the keynote address during the ceremony.


For more information on this event or the WestTeach program, contact Virginia Grimes, program coordinator, at 731-881-7298.