HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- Three Hamilton County teachers were honored as teachers of the year.
Phyllis Copeland from Barger Academy of Fine Arts, Lorrie Holland from Loftis Middle School and Neshawn Calloway from Center for Creative Arts were named 2013 HCDE Teachers of the Year.
Copeland was honored in the K-4 division. She has been a teacher for 38 years and has worked for the past eight years in Tennessee.
Holland was honored in the 5-8 division. She's been a teacher for 25 years, all of which have been in Tennessee.
Calloway was honored in the 9-12 division. She has been a teacher for 17 years. She's taught for 12 years in Tennessee.
"It is very special when we honor outstanding teachers for their dedication to our students. The greatest asset any school system can have is outstanding teachers," said Stacey Roddy, Director of Elementary Math & Science, who coordinates the awards.
The teachers and their principals will be recognized at a special luncheon at the Broad Street Grill at The Chattanoogan Hotel on Friday, March 15.