Four employees from Northridge Middle School were recognized at the Tuscaloosa City Schools' 7th annual Apple Awards in December. Marquetta Marshall, Karis Allen, Laren Hammonds, and Grace Copes were among 83 system wide honorees in an event designed to celebrate excellence in education.
Northridge Middle School employees selected the individuals to represent the school at the system level of competition. Each nominee was awarded a medallion and joins those who have come before them to carry the symbol of excellence from the Tuscaloosa City Schools. It is the highest honor bestowed on an employee by TCS.
Marshall was selected as the TCS Support Employee of the Year; Allen was named the school's Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame nominee; Hammonds received the Technology Innovation Award and Copes was honored in the Alabama Teacher of the Year recognition program.
Two Northridge Middle School nominees were selected as system wide award winners. Grace Copes, a special education teacher at NMS, will represent the Tuscaloosa City Schools in the state level of competition in the Alabama Teacher of the Year programs. Marquetta Marshall, NMS school secretary, won the secondary division TCS Support Employee of the Year award.