2009 VAAA – Bethpage Elementary School

First Place, Middle Division, Elementary Schools Bill Johnson, Principal 420 Old Highway 31 E Bethpage, TN 37022 Sumner County Schools Recipe For Success: The recipe used to create Bethpage Elementary School is a combination of precious ingredients, each unique and wonderful, yet perpetually equal in the contributions they provide to the whole. If any component were deleted or allowed to eclipse the others, Bethpage Elementary School would cease to be the respected educational institution it is known to … Read More

2009 VAAA – Lincoln Magnet Elementary School

Second Place, West Division, Elementary Schools Lynne Shuttleworth, Principal 425 Berry Street Jackson, TN 38301 Madison County Schools Recipe For Success: As principal of one of the best elementary schools in the state, I would like to share a few recipes that are working in our school for student success: Flexible, committed faculty and staff School-wide discipline plan that rewards both short-term and long-term behavior Formative assessments given on a regular basis throughout the year Constant data dissemination … Read More

2010 VAAA – Grassy Fork Elementary School

Third Place, East Division, K-8/Middle Schools Shannon Grooms, Principal 4120 Big Creek Rd. Hartford, TN 37753 Cocke County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: Grassy Fork Elementary School is a rural, community school located in Hartford, Tennessee. It is a multi-age school that houses kindergarten through eighth grade. Grassy Fork Elementary School is a Title I school and has been awarded the Title I Top Ten Percent Honor for several years. The Title I funds have enabled Grassy … Read More

2010 VAAA – Indian Trail Middle School

Second Place, East Division, K-8/Middle Schools Tammy Pearce, Principal 307 Car Mol Dr. Johnson City, TN 37601 Johnson City Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: Indian Trail Middle School is a 6 th and 7 th grade school with approximately 1100 students. We are proud of the fact that we focus on student achievement and growth. My staff has set high expectations for themselves as well as for our students. Our goal at Indian Trail is to make … Read More

2010 VAAA – Boones Creek Elementary School

Third Place, East Division, Elementary Schools Teresa Leonard, Principal 348 Christian Church Rd. Gray, TN 37615 Washington County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: The recipe for success at Boones Creek Elementary involves multiple personnel and many other factors. Receiving the Most Effective School for the third time does not come easily, but there are definite consistencies which have been in place these three times. Quality instruction by highly competent teachers is evident in all grade levels. In … Read More

2010 VAAA – Carter Elementary School

Second Place, East Division, Elementary Schools Julie Thompson, Principal 9304 College Lane Strawberry Plains, TN 37871 Knox County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: There are many factors that contribute to the success of Carter Elementary School. We have had a long history of excellent Value-Added scores and work diligently to maintain that level of achievement each year. Organization, programming, and academic focus are at the heart of our success. The staff at Carter Elementary School has been … Read More

2010 VAAA – Keplar Elementary School

First Place, East Division, Elementary Schools Sandra Vicars-Williams, Principal 1914 Burem Rd. Rogersville, TN 37857 Hawkins County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: According to Robert Maynard Hutchins, “The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” That quote precisely embodies the vision of Keplar Elementary. We attribute our success to the utilization of all available resources, the belief that each child counts and can learn, and that the desire to learn … Read More

2010 VAAA – McEwen Elementary School

Third Place, Middle Division, Elementary Schools Vicki Spann, Principal 220 Swift St. East McEwen, TN 37101 Humphreys County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: “At McEwen Elementary we expect nothing less than our very best.” Every morning selected students lead our entire school as we repeat that motto. We really expect students and staff to do their very best each day. McEwen Elementary is a Pre-K through fifth grade school located in a small rural community. We have … Read More

2010 VAAA – Bethpage Elementary School

Second Place, Middle Division, Elementary Schools Bill Johnson, Principal 420 Old Highway 31 E Bethpage, TN 37022 Sumner County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: The only thing that has changed from last year’s recipe is the fact that Bethpage Elementary School has been nominated as a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. We have completed the necessary documentation and summated our findings to the U.S.D.O.E. The recipe used to create Bethpage Elementary … Read More

2010 VAAA – LaRose Elementary School

Third Place, West Division, Elementary Schools Tonya Cooper, Principal 864 Willoughby St. Memphis, TN 38126 Memphis City Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: As the proud principal of LaRose Elementary School it is my pleasure to share some of the practices that have contributed to our success. Our commitment to school improvement, with an emphasis on student achievement, has been the staple of our continued and sustained growth. Some keys to our success include: Engaging in intense data … Read More

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