Titan of the Year

2017-18 Titan of the Year-Nikki Upchurch

TCA “Titan of the Year” for 2017-18 - Nikki Upchurch

 On behalf of the TCA Titan of the Year Committee, the parents of TCA, and the TCA Board of Directors, the 2017-2018 Titan of the Year award was presented to Mrs. Nikki Upchurch at our Teacher In-Service Thursday, August 9, 2018.

Mrs. Upchurch has been a teacher at TCA for 11 years at College Pathways and High School.  She currently serves as College Pathways' Health and Wellness Teacher and Educational Philosophy Specialist.  She has also taught Biology, Aerobics, and Weights and Conditioning.  Mrs. Upchurch is known for having a gentle spirit, contagious enthusiasm, and relentless positivity among students and staff.

One of her students wrote, "Mrs. Upchurch is one of my top role models and if I could grow up to be just like someone, I would choose her without a doubt.  She always manages to make time for me, and I am constantly astounded by how well she knows EVERYONE, how she remembers EVERY name, EVERY student's personal needs, and EVERY student's favorite things.  She always knows exactly what to do to make us smile.  I hope that I can one day be at least half the compassionate, wonderful woman that she is.  I could never express to you how much she has influenced me."

We have posted Nikki's Titan of the Year video below, and we encourage you to take a few moments out of your busy day to see what this special award is all about and celebrate all of the amazing TCA staff!  If you see Nikki, please congratulate her on this great honor!






2016-17 Titan of the Year-Christina Schwartz-Soper

TCA “Titan of the Year” for 2016-17 - Christina Schwartz-Soper

 On behalf of the TCA Titan of the Year Committee, the parents of TCA, and the TCA Board of Directors, the 2016-2017 Titan of the Year award was presented to Ms. Christina Schwartz-Soper at our Teacher In-Service Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Christina has loyally and fervently served our community as band director at TCA for 14 years.  With staff, she is known for her passion for her craft.  With students, she is kind, accepting, and supportive serving as an important influence and role model for the young people at TCA.  Additionally, she was able to rally the band community, and the TCA community as a whole, to raise enough funds to purchase new band uniforms.  This was a tremendous undertaking, which she attacked head on.

Christina is a strong example of what it looks like to love, respect, and protect one another.  Her band program is like a family, offering a safe place where students feel loved.  She has created a culture of relationship that is tighter than most groups at TCA.  Students feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves, and dedicate themselves to the success of the group.

Christina Schwartz-Soper’s Titan of the Year video is below and we encourage you to take a few moments out of your busy day to see what this special award is all about and celebrate all of the amazing TCA staff!  If you see Christina, please congratulate her on this great honor!







2015-16 Titan of the Year-Lora Hendricks

TCA “Titan of the Year” for 2015-16 - Lora Hendricks

 On behalf of the TCA Titan of the Year Committee, the parents of TCA, and the TCA Board of Directors, the 2015-2016 Titan of the Year award was presented to Mrs. Lora Hendricks at our Teacher In-Service Thursday, August 11, 2016.

 Lora Hendricks has served 8 years at TCA as a tutor at the North campus elementary. She is described as someone with a servant’s heart, a true encourager and someone who will do anything for you.  “Ms. Lora” is also the queen of carpool.  No matter the weather, she is there to greet all who drive through with a wave and a sincere smile, making the start of every day lovely and positive.  One mom wrote: “Have you ever been encouraged by a bright smile, a warm hug or a kind word?  Have you ever had a friend bear your burden, ease your frustration, celebrate a success or share in your joy?  Then you may have met Lora Hendricks!”

Lora Hendrick’s Titan of the Year video is below and we encourage you to take a few moments out of your busy day to see what this special award is all about and celebrate all of the amazing TCA staff!  If you see Mrs. Hendricks, please congratulate her on this great honor!

 

 


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