Miranda Talley Reagan

2016 Teaching Excellence Award

Miranda Talley Reagan received the Teaching Excellence Award for her Martin Luther King, Jr. project. A third-grade teacher at Sam Houston Elementary, Maryville, Ms. Reagan incorporated service learning, STEM techniques, and active learning pedagogy to design an intensive project for her students to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. Lessons involved a study of King’s life, his “I Have a Dream” speech, the Civil Rights Movement, and an option to march in the Blount County Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration March.