2018 System-Level Teachers of the Year, shown from left to right: Adelia Hall, Oak Grove Elementary School; Denise George, Charleston Elementary School; LeAnn Klepzig, Walker Valley High School; Krislyn Martin, Arnold Memorial Elementary; Josh Foggin, Cleveland Middle School and Valerie Capps, Cleveland High School.
The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual "Salute to Education" to honor system-level, building-level "Teachers of the Year," for a more than 20-year tradition. Teachers from the Bradley County, Cleveland City School Systems and Tennessee Christian Preparatory School were celebrated, surrounded by their families, peers, educational administrators and community leaders, with a Chamber maximum capacity crowd.
“Education is one of the cornerstones of a growing and vibrant community,” states Sherry Crye, director of workforce development for the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce.
“It is also a vital part of all economic and community development – the two key missions of the Chamber.” This tradition is a hallmark of the workforce development initiatives which pays tribute to the educators in the community.
Every teacher left the reception, hosted by the Education and Workforce Development Committee, with a gift from the Chamber-member sponsors who contributed money, gift cards and prizes.