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Dyer County Schools honor retiring teachers

Friday, June 1, 2012

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Retiring teachers within the Dyer County School System were recently honored at a retirement dinner at Lupo's. From left: Martha Sue Glover, Mary Godwin, Brenda Buchannon, and Brenda Locust. Not pictured: Ruby Welch, 1st Sgt. Tim McCutchin, and Thomas Melvin Wilkerson.
The Dyer County School System recently honored its retiring teachers at a retirement dinner at Lupo's. The following teachers were recognized for their dedication and many years of service to their craft.

Martha Sue Glover will be retiring from Northview Middle School where she teaches eighth-grade social studies. Glover has 40 years of teaching experience and received both her Bachelor of Science and master's degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She previously taught sixth and eighth grades and was an elementary school teacher. Her extracurricular activities include: National Junior Honor Society sponsor, spelling bee sponsor, "Voice of the Mustangs" basketball game announcer, and track and cross-country coach.

Mary Godwin will be retiring from Fifth Consolidated. Godwin graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin and began her employment with the Dyer County School system in 1974. She taught second, third, and fourth grades at Fifth Consolidated for 34 years.

Brenda Buchannon will be retiring from Holice Powell. Buchannon graduated with her master's degree from the University of Memphis. She began her career with the county school system in 1973 and taught third, fourth, and fifth grades at Holice Powell for 38 years.

Brenda Locust will be retiring from Newbern Elementary. Locust received her bachelor's degree from Lane College. She began teaching for the county school system in 1976 where she has taught third, fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth, and high school for the past 32 years.

Ruby Welch will be retiring from Newbern Elementary. Welch received her master's degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She began her career with the county school system in 1983. Over the past 29 years, Welch has taught first and second grade at RoEllen, Trimble, and Newbern Elementary.

1st Sgt. Tim McCutchin will be retiring from Dyer County High School where he is the first JROTC instructor. He started at the high school in 1995 and was instrumental in getting the JROTC program started there. He is noted for having an impact on many students' lives and their decision to join the military.

Thomas Melvin Wilkerson will be retiring from Northview Middle School where he teaches seventh-grade social studies. Wilkerson has 37 years of teaching experience and received his Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He also received his Master of Science leadership degree from UTM; and +30 from Cumberland University. He previously taught sixth- and eighth-grade social studies and was an elementary school teacher. He also has coaching experience in football and golf.


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Dyersburg was blessed with some really great teachers. I congratulate them all. I remember Julia Shaeffer, Ms. Baker, Mr. Sawyer, Morgan Christian, Mrs. Gauldin Miss Odle, Ollie Morgan and so many others that played a great part in my life, and shaped my future. I owe much of my success to DHS, the teachers, and a great town, great people. Thank you. Bob Boatright

-- Posted by Bob Boatright on Sat, Jun 2, 2012, at 6:50 AM


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