Macon County Schools announced last week that South Macon Elementary School teacher Melissa Faetz was named the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year and East Franklin Elementary School Principal Shirely Parks was named Principal of the Year.
“Shirley Parks has served the students of Macon County for 29 years,” said Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin. “She began her career as a teacher assistant at Otto School in August 1984 and went on to serve as a teacher at that school and Union Elementary through July of 2000. She transitioned to South Macon Elementary in 2000 and then on to Cartoogechaye Elementary School in 2003. She went on to become the Lead Teacher/Assistant Principal of Cartoogechaye in June of 2006. She continued in this role until July of 2011 when Ms. Parks was named principal of East Franklin Elementary School. Ms. Parks is well-respected as an outstanding educator who has consistently put the needs of her students first throughout her career.”