2nd Annual CMCSS Red Carpet Awards


Fifty-six educators in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System were honored and celebrated Thursday night at an event sponsored by James Corlew Chevrolet of Clarksville! This event was considered a celebration of the hard work that educators in CMCSS do each year.

The teachers represented three grade-level categories set by the Tennessee Department of Education, with one educator from each category selected to represent the school system at the next level of competition as a District Teacher of the Year.

Teachers of the Year

PK – 4
Lisa Anselmo: Barkers Mill Elementary
Julie Walker: Barksdale Elementary
Belinda Cornell: Burt Elementary
Nicole Shaw: Byrns Darden Elementary
Paula Kennedy: East Montgomery Elementary
Erin Smith: Hazelwood Elementary
Diane Hicks: Kenwood Elementary
Patricia Bailey: Liberty Elementary
Kendyl Jenkins: Montgomery Central Elementary
Deborah Chancellor*: Minglewood Elementary
Jennifer Hicks: Moore Elementary
Victoria Smith: Norman Smith Elementary
Amanda Holla: Northeast Elementary
Rachelle Taylor: Oakland Elementary
Kathie Betancourt: Pisgah Elementary School
Shelley Foister: Ringgold Elementary
Brenda Payne: ROES
Jacqueline Orr: Sango Elementary
Jennifer Comparette: St. B Elementary
Brandy Givens: West Creek Elementary
Rachel Evans: Woodlawn Elementary

Lindsay Karas*: Kenwood Middle
Connie Jackson: Montgomery Central Middle
Kelly Broihahn: Northeast Middle
Kristina Waugh: Rossview Middle
Laura Mabry: Richview Middle
Janet Lambert: West Creek Middle
Kendyl Kilby: Barksdale Elementary
Kelly Spurgeon: Burt Elementary
Jennifer Anderson: Byrns Darden Elementary
Keli Storz: Camel Elementary
Ruth Coats: East Montgomery Elementary
Daniel Milner: Glenellen Elementary
Leslie Wolfe: Hazelwood Elementary
Kaili Purrington: Kenwood Elementary
Anna McMurry: Liberty Elementary
Mike Andrews: MCES
Megan Groene: Minglewood Elementary
Cheryl Deyeso: Moore Elementary
Rebecca Allsbrooks: Norman Smith Elementary
Jena Proctor: Oakland Elementary
Jeanne Salyer: Pisgah Elementary
Sonya Vandiver: Ringgold Elementary
Stacey Smith: ROES
Robert Murphy: Sango Elementary
Kerry Randall: Woodlawn Elementary
Wendy Lewallen: West Creek

Barbara Wesner: Clarksville High
Abraham Wolfe*: Kenwood High
Paula Austin-Drugmand: Montgomery Central High
Barrett Crane: Northwest High
John Garwood: Northeast High
Stacie Dunn: Rossview High
Lisa Elliott: West Creek High

*District Teachers of the Year


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Celebrating Excellence

Deborah Cancellor (PK-4: Minglewood Elementary), Lindsay Karas (5-8: Kenwood Middle) and Abraham Wolf (9-12: Kenwood High School) were named District Teachers of the Year, and with this distinction came 3 prizes. The grand prize – a new Chevy Spark- was awarded to Deborah Cancellor. Lindsay Karas and Abrham Wolf received diamond apple-shaped necklaces.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the hardworking teachers of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System! “Our educators and all of the Clarksville Montgomery School System employees are the backbone and givers of our community. The James Corlew Chevrolet Team is honored to give back by sponsoring this special event.” said James Corlew, executive manager of James Corlew Chevrolet.

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