Ross UMC hosts 'Teachers Can't Do It Alone' event


Teachers were celebrated at event hosted by Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, TN. (Submitted photo)

Seventeen teachers from Dyer County and Dyersburg City Public Schools received certificates of appreciation and gifts from Ross United Methodist Church on May 4.

The 7th annual “Teachers Can’t Do It Alone” Luncheon was held at the church’s Cornerstone Center in Dyersburg.

Dr. Karen Bowyer, president of Dyersburg State Community College, was the speaker. 

Others in attendance were Rev. James Luvene, the church’s pastor; Rev. Gary Meade of Saint Mary's Episcopal Church; Chris Young, mayor of Dyer County; John Holden, mayor of Dyersburg; and Bill Revell, former mayor of Dyersburg.

Teachers honored were:   

  • Jessica Grills- Fifth Consolidated Elementary School
  • Cindy Taylor- Finley Elementary School
  • Kayla Dawson- Holice Powell Elementary School
  • Dianna Mauldin- Newbern Elementary School
  • Robbie Eddings- Trimble Elementary School
  • Kim Shumate- Northview Middle School
  • Lee Ann Harrison- Three Oaks Middle School
  • Courtney Babbitt- Dyer County High School
  • Donna Jones- Dyer County High School
  • Becky Powell- Dyer County High School
  • Asia Childress- Dyersburg Primary School
  • Joy Vick- Dyersburg Intermediate School
  • Mary Kate Estes - Dyersburg Middle School
  • Labrenda Coleman- Dyersburg High School
  • Sebrina Cox -Dyersburg Head Start
  • Julia Hall -Newbern Head Start
  • Dr. Brigham Scallion-Dyersburg State Community College