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Summit teacher earns APTs recognition

Dee Dee Montgomery accepts her a $400 of school supplies from American Paper and Twine as part of her award for Teacher of the Week. SUBMITTED
Dee Dee Montgomery, a Summit High School science teacher has been selected as the Teacher of the Week for week fifteen of the Titans 2013 football season in a contest sponsored in part by American Paper and Twine (APT).
“During the Tennessee Titans regular season, we work hard, along with our partners at Titans Radio and Georgia Pacific, to select a deserving teacher from a large group of extremely dedicated teachers” said Ruth Elliott, APT e-merchandising manager.
 “With so many incredible entries, this can be a tough decision, but we feel this week’s winner is a great role model for her students.”
Gina Fancher, a Summit parent, nominated Montgomery. 
“Ms. Montgomery teaches everything from general science to Human Anatomy and does it with passion,” wrote Fancher in her nominating essay. 
“As a teacher you are always looking for ways to encourage and captivate your students. Ms. Montgomery does that daily! From using personal stories, allowing her students to relate and tell their own stories, to labs and projects that allow our students to think outside their norm. The students respect her thoughts, her teaching style and are vested in her as a teacher and a parent. Ms. Montgomery is expecting her third child and the students are just as excited as she is about the new arrival. Being a teacher is being a role model and mentor and she is definitely both!”
To learn more about the teacher appreciation program or to nominate a teacher, visit

Posted on: 1/3/2014


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