Dr. Kim Fisher, left, holding her Alumna of the Year Award with Dr. Bill Estes
Dr. Kim Fisher was recognized as Lee’s Helen DeVos College of Education Alumna of the Year.
“To see long-term commitment to excellence is rare, but the results are amazing,” said Dr. Bill Estes, dean of the Helen DeVos College of Education. “Dr. Fisher has committed her life to the Bradley County Schools and Blackfox Elementary, and she has changed many lives along the way.”
After graduating from Lee in 1982, Dr. Fisher began her teaching journey as a part-time summer instructor at Cleveland State Community College and Bradley Central High School. She later returned to Lee as a part-time English professor and then took a second-grade teaching position at Black Fox Elementary.
For the last four decades, Dr. Fisher has served in a variety of different roles at Black Fox Elementary, including principal, discipline committee chairman, School Improvement Team co-chair, and a member of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools steering committee.
Since being principal, Dr. Fisher earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University, won the TNU Dissertation Award, wrote successful grants netting over $500,000 for Black Fox Elementary, and won BCS Principal of the Year in 2018.
“Dr. Fisher has been a strong advocate for public education in Tennessee and across the Southeast, always being one of Lee University’s biggest fans,” said Dr. Estes. “She is the best at what she does, and we were excited to celebrate her during Homecoming this year in the Helen DeVos College of Education.”
Dr. Fisher received the Helen DeVos College of Education Alumna of the Year Award at a special breakfast which took place during Lee’s Homecoming festivities.