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2006 Value-Added Achievement Awards

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In a May 8, 2006, ceremony held at the State Capitol with Commissioner of Education Lana Seivers, Education Consumers Foundation President J. E. Stone presented awards of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 to Tennessee's highest performing elementary and middle school principals. Recipients were selected on the basis of their school's most recent 3-year average achievement gains in math and reading/language arts. Only those principals with 5 or more years of service were considered.

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1. Hardy Elementary
    Natalie Elder, Principal
    2100 Glass Street
    Chattanooga, TN 37406

2. Mcpheeter's Bend Elementary
    Renee' Bernard, Principal
    1115 Goshen Val Rd
    Church Hill, TN 37642

3. Boones Creek Elementary
    Teresa Leonard, Principal
    348 Boones Creek Christian Church Rd
    Gray, TN 37615

4. Amqui Elementary
    Brenda Steele, Principal
    319 Anderson Ln
    Madison, TN 37115

5. Collinwood Elementary
    Gail Bell, Principal
    450 North Trojan Bl
    Collinwood, TN 38450

6. Sewanee Elementary
    Mike Maxon, Principal
    209 University Ave
    Sewanee, TN 37375

7. Raineshaven Elementary
    Bertha Gilmore, Principal
    430 Ivan Rd
    Memphis, TN 38109

8. Jackson Elementary
    Yolanda Thompson, Principal
    3925 Wales Rd
    Memphis, TN 38108

9. Oakshire Elementary
    Judy Jackson, Principal
    1765 East Homes Rd
    Memphis, TN 38116

10. Alcoa Middle School
    James H. Kirk, Jr., Principal
    1325 Springbrook Rd
    Alcoa, TN 37701

11. Clairfield Elementary
    Linda Keck, Principal
    6360 Highway 90
    Clairfield, TN 37715

12. Joppa Elementary
    Curtis Wells, Principal
    4745 Rutledge Pk
    Rutledge, TN 37861

13. North Stewart Elementary
    Deborah L. Grasty, Principal
    2201 Hwy 79
    Big Rock, TN 37023

14. Burks Middle School
    Michael Goolsby, Principal
    300 Crossville St
    Monterey, TN 38574

15. Buchanan Elementary
    Mike Swanson, Principal
    6050 Manchester Hwy
    Murfreesboro, TN 37127

16. Ridgemont Elementary
    Randy Pitts, Principal
    1285 N Highway 45 By-Pass
    Union City, TN 38261

17. Holladay Elementary
    Marty Arnold, Principal
    148 Stokes Rd
    Holladay, TN 38341

18. Black Oak Elementary
    Tommy Carpenter, Principal
    365 North Shawtown Rd
    Hornbeak, TN 38232

Hardy Elementary McPheeter's Bend Elementary Boones Creek Elementary Amqui Elementary Collinwood Elementary Sewanee Elementary Raineshaven Elementary Jackson Elementary Oakshire Elementary Alcoa Middle School Clairfield Elementary Joppa Elementary North Stewart Elementary Burks Middle School Buchanan Elementary Ridgemont Elementary Holladay Elementary Black Oak Elementary