The Cheatham County School District has named three exceptional educators as the 2022-2023 District-Level Teachers of the Year.
Elementary school: Jessica Chambers, West Cheatham Elementary School. Chambers has taught for 14 years in Tennessee, New York, and Italy. She has spent the past two years teaching kindergarten at WCES. Chambers serves as a mentor teacher at WCES and is on the school’s leadership committee. She is also actively involved in the community, volunteering with soccer leagues and Cub Scouts.
Middle school: Mallory Beecher, Sycamore Middle School. Beecher has been teaching for 14 years – all at SMS. She teaches math and has consistently been recognized as a Level 5 teacher throughout her career. Beecher serves as a mentor teacher at SMS and is on the school’s leadership committee. She is a 2020 graduate of the district’s Aspiring Administrator’s Academy.
High school: Steve Wilson, Harpeth High School. Wilson has been teaching for 27 years and has taught English at HHS for the past 10 years. He has also coached the school’s soccer and golf teams. Wilson is a member of the National Council of Teachers in English and has served on the HHS leadership team. He also written three novels and is currently writing his fourth one.
The three will now go on to compete for Teacher of the Year in the Mid-Cumberland region. If they are selected as a regional winner, they will then advance for consideration for Teacher of the Year at the state level.