Collierville’s Kelley a nominee for state’s supervisor of year

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Collierville Schools Safe School Supervisor Dr. Nancy Kelley has been named a finalist for the 2020-21 Tennessee Principal and Supervisor of the Year Award, which will be given out this fall. 

Last week, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the 18 finalists for the 2020-21 Tennessee Principal of the Year and Supervisor of the Year awards.

The finalists represent each Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) region in the state, with three finalists in each Grand Division-West, Middle, and East.  

Beginning her educational journey in 1993, Kelley has served as a classroom teacher, a school counselor and worked in a supervisory position in Central Office since 2009.

Kelley is a graduate of the University of Memphis and holds a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology, a Master’s of Art and Teaching in K-8, Licensure in School Administration and Supervision K-12, an Educational Specialist Degree in School Counseling K-12 and a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Education.

“All across the state, our exceptional school and district leaders are working tirelessly to ensure that students are safe, fed and continue to have access to high-quality learning opportunities — all while leading their communities through a totally new era of education,” said Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “Strong leadership is vital to the success of our students and educators, and I am grateful to these incredible leaders who are doing so much to serve students.”

Each year an outstanding public school supervisor earns distinction as the Tennessee Supervisor of the Year. 

To qualify, candidates must demonstrate a record of implementing innovative programs and managing and motivating students and faculties.

Additionally, the nominees must have a minimum of three years’ experience as a administrator and a minimum of five years’ experience in public schools.Principal and Supervisor of the Year finalists will proceed to an interview that will be held in in the coming weeks where each will meet with a panel of interviewers made up of department staff and other education leaders.

Winners for each Grand Division and the Tennessee Principal and Supervisor of the Year will be selected from this group and announced this fall.