Cindy Flynn, Sevier County

2014 Teaching Excellence Award

Cindy is a seventh and eighth grade history teacher at Pi Beta Phi Elementary in Sevier County who holds high expectations for all of her students and challenges them to learn.  She challenges herself as well.  Coming to Pi Beta Phi in 2011, Mrs. Flynn was assigned to teach American History for the first time; she met this challenge by seeking out professional development provided through the ETHS Teaching American History Grant program, and through the successful integration of National History Day into her classroom.  A number of her students have since advanced to state and, this year, to national competition.