Teffeteller named ET Supervisor of the Year
From Staff Reports
Blount County’s career and technical education director has been named East Tennessee’s 2012-13 Supervisor of the Year.
Dr. Alisa Teffeteller received the award last week. She has been a system-level administrator for 18 years.
Teffeteller, who has served 16 years as career and technical education director, also serves as director of federal programs, overseeing Title I, II, III, IV and VI. She further serves as Section 504 coordinator and the board’s policy liaison.
Tffeteller previously served in various other capacities, including director of communications and personnel.
“I am honored and humbled to accept the award,” Teffeteller said. “I appreciate the confidence the East Tennessee Supervisors’ Study Council had in me as their nominee for this award and I appreciate the support of Director of Schools Rob Britt. Being a part of Mr. Britt’s administrative team is a privilege and an honor.
“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to collaboratively work with such a dedicated group of professionals,” she said. “As a supervisor, we are a small portion of the contributing factors toward our successful school district.”
The annual Supervisor of the Year awards recognizes administrators who have helped build a better education for Tennessee students through their leadership, programs and visions.
As the East Tennessee Grand Division winner, Teffeteller represents 34 counties.
The Niswonger Foundation, which is based in Greeneville, sponsored this year’s awards, providing cash prizes to the winners and finalists.
Teffeteller, the daughter of Bob and Juretta Coppenger, attended Eagleton Elementary, Eagleton Junior High and Everett High schools. She graduated with Everett High School’s last senior class.
Teffeteller has earned an associate degree from Walters State Community College, bachelor’s from the University of Tennessee, master’s and education specialist from Lincoln Memorial University and doctorate from East Tennessee State University.
She previously served 11 years as a business teacher in Blount and Knox counties.