Mrs. Brittan Knott Represents MES

Mrs. Brittan Knott Represents MES
Posted on 09/20/2019
Mrs. Brittan Knott

Martin Elementary School would like to take a moment and brag on one of our own!! We are so proud of Mrs. Brittan for being chosen to represent our system in the WestTeach program for 2019 - 2020. Way to go!!!

Brittan Knott, a fifth grade teacher at Martin Elementary School, is a member of the second WestTeach class, sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin’s WestStar Leadership Program. Knott is one of 22 educators from across the region to participate in the 2019 - 20 program, which seeks to connect West Tennessee’s teachers with the region’s communities and industries and give them increased insight into the economic needs and opportunities of the area.

The program, founded in 2018, provides professional development for participants over a five-month period. Program sessions are held across West Tennessee, and topics include West Tennessee Agriculture, held Aug. 26 in Martin; entrepreneurship in West Tennessee, held Aug. 27 in Union City; the humanity of leadership to be held Sept. 24 in Jackson; partnerships for economic development to be held Oct. 29 in Dyersburg; and industry tours to be held Nov. 26 in Covington and Brownsville.

All applicants were nominated by their principal and the director or superintendent of schools. Selection is based on leadership achievements and the potential to contribute to the region’s education system. One teacher per school district is selected with no more than 30 members per class. For more information, contact Virginia Grimes, WestStar program coordinator, at 1-731-881-7298 or email