Published: April 9, 2021


THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCED THE SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE 2021-22 TEACHER OF THE YEAR ON THE REGIONAL LEVEL. THE THURSDAY ANNOUNCEMENT INCLUDED SEMI-FINALISTS IN THREE CATEGORIES FOR EACH OF TENNESSEE'S NINE EDUCATIONAL DISTRICTS. THOSE CATEGORIES ARE GRADES PRE-K THROUGH FOURTH, GRADES 5 THROUGH 8, AND GRADES 9 THROUGH 12. IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL REGION, ROBYN OLSON OF RICHLAND SCHOOL IN THE GILES COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM WAS THE SEMI-FINALIST FOR GRADES 9 THROUGH 12. JOSH HARDISON OF LEWISBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND ASHLEY KNOWLES OF MARVIN WRIGHT ELEMENTARY IN MAURY COUNTY ARE ALSO REGIONAL SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL REGION.