AMERICAN PAPER & TWINE CO. ANNOUNCES THE TEACHER OF THE WEEK FOR WEEK SIX OF THE 2015 TITANS SEASON
OCTOBER 12, 2015 (Nashville, TN) - American Paper & Twine Co., Titans Radio and Georgia-Pacific Communication Papers announced Dr. Gregory Kelley from Hamilton County High School in Ooltewah, Tennessee, was selected as Teacher of the Week for week six of the Tennessee Titans 2015 football season.
“The Teacher of the Week program was created to honor outstanding teachers,” said Lonnie Spivak, American Paper & Twine’s e-Commerce and Marketing Manager. “We truly appreciate the hard work and dedication that educators such as Dr. Kelley put in, and we are grateful to be able to work with our program partners Georgia-Pacific and Titans Radio to present him this award.”
Dr. Kelley was nominated by Hamilton County High School Principal Gary Kuehn, who said, “Dr. Kelley teaches Algebra II and Bridge mathematics at our school, which is a non-traditional school for students ages 17 to 21 years old that have fallen behind, dropped out, or got kicked out of their zoned school. Most students in the school have experienced past failures and lack of success especially in math, which redirects them to our school.”
Principal Kuehn continued, “Dr. Kelley came to our school last year and made an immediate impact in the culture and climate of our school and the students in it and in his class. He is an excellent teacher that refuses to give up on students. He relates math back to real life situations. He also builds within the students the attitude that they can succeed with questions, focus and a little hard work. His data speaks for it self...He had 68 students take the state end of course Algebra II test and 66 of 68 passed the test scoring 70 or above. This might sound good but it is really great because of the struggling students that come to our school, especially in the field of mathematics.”
Each home game during the Titans’ season, submissions are reviewed to find exceptional teachers. The winning teachers receive a gift basket full of supplies for their classroom and two tickets to see a Tennessee Titans home game. A new winner is announced for every Tennessee Titans home game and at the end of the season a ‘Teacher of the Year’ is selected from the Teacher of the Week winners. This deserving teacher will receive an award, a deluxe gift basket of school supplies and tickets to the December 27th game vs. the Houston Texans.
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About American Paper & Twine Co.
American Paper & Twine Co. was founded in 1926 and is a leading distributor in several business sectors including: janitorial, packaging, disposable food service and office products. American Paper & Twine Co. has nearly 300 employees and operates seven (7) full-service distribution centers throughout the Southeast: Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Little Rock, Atlanta and Florence, AL. American Paper & Twine Co. is also the Official Supplier of the Tennessee Titans.