Karns teacher earns state honor

Josh FloryKarns, Our Town Kids

Karns Middle School got some exciting news on Wednesday, when chorus teacher Kami Lunsford was named Tennessee’s Teacher of The Year. The celebration included a visit from Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn, and Lunsford received a $3,000 check from the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents. Earlier this year, Lunsford was named one of three KCS Teachers Of The Year, and her work was highlighted in a video profile.


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Josh Flory is a multi-media specialist with Knox County Schools and writes this blog, Hall Pass, for the KCS website.

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