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  • Dr. Collins Named 2022-23 Tennessee History Teacher of the Year

    John P. Freeman proudly congratulates second grade teacher, Dr. Melissa Collins, who has been named the 2022 Tennessee History Teacher of the Year. This award is presented annually by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education. It is the second award Dr. Collins has received from the state of Tennessee within the last week. Last Thursday, she was named the 2022-23 Teacher of the Year. Inaugurated in 2004, the History Teacher of the Year Award highlights the crucial importance of history education by honoring exceptional American history teachers from elementary school through high school. The award honors one K-12 teacher from each state, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools and US Territories.

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    Dr. Collins Named 2022-2023 Tennessee Teacher of the Year

    CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Melissa Collins for being selected as the 2022-23 Tennessee Teacher of the Year! She will represent Tennessee in the National Teacher of the Year competition and serve as an ambassador for education in the state throughout the 2022-23 school year. Thank you Dr. Collins for all your hard work and dedication to your students. Read more here:

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