All 3 East Region Principal of the Year semifinalists are local

Monday, we told you that the Anderson County Schools had announced that Clinton Middle School principal April Meyers has been named a regional semi-finalist for Principal of the Year for the entire State of Tennessee.

Well, she is not the only local educator in the running for that prestigious title, as the other two semifinalists in the Tennessee Department of Education’s East Region are also from this area. They are Jenifer Laurendine from Willow Brook Elementary School in Oak Ridge and Amy Cawood from Roane County’s Midway Middle School.

Congratulations to all three semifinalists and thank you for what you do for children in East Tennessee on a daily basis.

Winners will be announced later this summer.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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