Wilson County Motors and CedarStone Bank announced the 21st Annual Wilson County Teacher of the Year nominees – among them are six Cumberland University alumni:
- Elysia Stover, Coles Ferry Elementary: Stover received her undergraduate degree at Cumberland in Elementary Education Traditional Student Teaching.
- Brooke Carr, Springdale Elementary: Carr was on the graduate alternative path and received her initial license at Cumberland.
- Rob Ruslavage, Stoner Creek Elementary: Ruslavage was a student in Cumberland’s BASE–TN program and received his SPED license.
- April King, Winfree Bryant Middle: King graduated from Cumberland with her Master of Arts in Education, an advanced license for practicing teachers.
- Page Henley, Castle Heights Elementary: Henley received her initial teaching license through the Cumberland Master of Arts in Teaching program.
- Lauren Gribble, Mt. Juliet Middle: Gribble received her initial teaching license in History as an undergraduate student at Cumberland.
Wilson County Motors and CedarStone Bank have recognized Wilson County Teachers of the Year since 1998. One teacher from each school in the county was nominated by their peers to represent their school.
One finalist will be selected by a panel of educators from Cumberland as the Wilson County Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced at this year’s awards banquet, which will take place on Friday, April 5. University President Dr. Paul C. Stumb will deliver the keynote address at the banquet and each teacher will be presented a plaque.