Joseph Freeman, a Welding Instructor at Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy(TCTA), will represent the Tuscaloosa City Schools in the state level of competition in the Jacksonville State University Hall of Fame program. Selena Speight, a Ready to Work Instructor at TCTA, will also represent the Tuscaloosa City Schools in the state level of competition for the Technology Innovation Award.
Four employees from TCTA were recognized at the Tuscaloosa City Schools' 7th annual Apple Awards in December. Joseph Freeman, Evelyn Anderson, Jami Pierson, and Selena Speight were among 83 system wide in an event designed to celebrate excellence in education.
TCTA employees selected the individuals were to represent the school at the system level of competition. Each nominee was awarded a medallion and join 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.
Anderson was selected as the TCS Support Employee of the Year; Freeman was named the school's Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame nominee; Speight received the Technology Innovation Award and Pierson was honored in the Alabama Teacher of the Year recognition program.
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