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Clarksville Montgomery County School System names Schanda Banister-Doughty Principal for Rossview High School

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Rossview High School assistant principal Dr. Schanda Banister-Doughty will be promoted to the principalship at Rossview, following the retirement of Frank Myers at the end of this school year.

Doughty, who earned her doctorate of education from Lipscomb University, has served at Rossview as a teacher and administrator for 14 years.

Schanda Banister-Doughty promoted to Princial for Rossview High School.

Schanda Banister-Doughty promoted to Princial for Rossview High School.

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Austin Peay State University names Dr. Ashlee Spearman director of APSU’s Quality Enhancement Plan

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Ashlee Spearman, director of student transitions, has been named director of Austin Peay State University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

The QEP is a requirement for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Ashlee Spearman, Director of APSU's Quality Enhancement Plan.

Ashlee Spearman, Director of APSU’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

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Austin Peay State University to host TPA conference commemorating 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – No one knows how he died. John Ward, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church, believed the playwright became sick following a drinking binge with friends. The author C. Martin Mitchell hypothesized that a cerebral hemorrhage took the life of the English language’s greatest writer.

The Internet is full of theories, ranging from syphilis to cocaine abuse, on the death of William Shakespeare, but if you’re simply interested in facts, all we know is that the 52-year-old bard died in 1616, making this year the 400th anniversary of his death.

Tennessee Philological Association (TPA) conference to be held at Austin Peay February 25th-27th. Conference will commemorate 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

Tennessee Philological Association (TPA) conference to be held at Austin Peay February 25th-27th. Conference will commemorate 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

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Austin Peay State University professor Antonio Thompson researching history of World War II POWs in Tennessee

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As thousands of American men traveled overseas to fight for the Allied forces during World War II, a surprising number of captured Axis prisoners of war (POWs) were making the opposite intercontinental journey.

A total of 425,000 Axis (Germany, Italy and Japan) POWs were held all across the United States in nearly every state. This marked the first time since the Civil War that large numbers of POWs were held on American soil.

APSU professor Dr. Antonio Thompson

APSU professor Dr. Antonio Thompson

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Montgomery County Girls Earn Highest Awards in Girl Scouting

 

Girl Scouts of Middle TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – This year, nine Girl Scouts from Montgomery County earned the highest awards in Girl Scouting. The girls were recognized at Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s Annual Salute to Outstanding Leadership Awards ceremony held on May 3rd at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

Two local Girl Scouts earned the Girl Scout Silver Award. The Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) can earn. «Read the rest of this article»

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Planters Bank to showcase Everyday Life’s Beauty in May Art Exhibit

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature “A Wonderful World” by Franklin, Tennessee Artist Mike Moyers from Thursday, May 7th – Wednesday, June 3rd.

Moyers is a contemporary impressionist with a passion for expressing subjects of life and faith through art. Believing art to be a communion with the soul, Moyers strives to create pieces that touch people on a deeper level. Specializing in palette knife technique, he paints a diverse range of subjects from slice-of-life and plein air to conceptual and abstract.

“A Wonderful World” by Artist Mike Moyers.

“A Wonderful World” by Artist Mike Moyers.

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Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen Kicks Off Statewide Tour of Classrooms

 

Commits to Visiting 10,000 Tennessee Teachers

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Education Commissioner Candice McQueen on Friday kicked off a statewide tour of classroom visits where she plans to connect with 10,000 Tennessee teachers. The commissioner, whose tour began in her hometown of Clarksville, is committed to this goal as a way to listen and learn from Tennessee educators.

Commissioner McQueen visited three schools on Friday, two of which she attended herself growing up: Burt Elementary and Northeast High. She spent time with teachers, students, and administrators, listening to stories of their successes and challenges. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam names Candice McQueen Education Commissioner

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that Dr. Candice McQueen, a teacher and dean at Lipscomb University in Nashville, will join his cabinet as commissioner of the Department of Education.

McQueen, 40, currently serves on Lipscomb University’s executive leadership team as senior vice president, and as dean she oversees the College of Education as well as the 1,300 pre-k through 12th grade students in three schools at Lipscomb Academy. She has led training, support and professional development efforts for thousands of current and future classroom teachers, instructional coaches and school leaders. Before joining Lipscomb in 2001, McQueen was a teacher in elementary and middle schools.

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Instant Peay Play: Jeremy Purvis’ basketball career at APSU has been a testament to perseverance

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – From the time his high school basketball playing days came to an end five years ago, Austin Peay men’s basketball point guard Jeremy Purvis has had to shown a persistence, determination and sometimes even patience to keep his playing career going; and this season has been no different.

Purvis, who played locally at Northeast High School, was starter and three-point shooting specialist for the Eagles in its two trips to the TSSAA State Tournament.

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Clarksville native Jake Rudolph to be inducted into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Jake Rudolph — longtime high school football coach at Memphis University School — will join will 10 other inductees on June 6th in Nashville, TN at the Omni Hotel as a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductees.

Joining Rudolph, who was born in Clarksville in 1929 and died on July 6th, 2008 after suffering a stroke recorded 295 wins in 39 yards as head coach of the MUS Owls — including a Class AA state championship in 1985 and runner-up finishes in 1983 and 1990. «Read the rest of this article»

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