AHERN nominates two locals for 'Educator of the Year' and 'Professional of the Year'

Brandon Paykamian • Nov 14, 2018 at 5:52 PM

Two local residents were recently recognized by a regional publication for their work building up their communities.

African-American Health, Education, Religion and News Inc. nominated Kenneth “Herb” Greenlee, supervisor of Carver Recreation Center and recent Johnson City Board of Education candidate, as one of its Professionals of the Year and Mountain View Elementary School Principal Melissa Stukes for Educator of the Year.

Each year, AHERN, a communication ministry that publishes a monthly publication centering on African-Americans in the fields of health, education, religion and news, celebrates and gives special recognition to distinguished community leaders, religious leaders, professionals, students and educators.

Greenlee and Stukes will attend the annual AHERN Distinguished African American Pastor, Professional and Student Awards banquet, set for Saturday, Dec. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Morristown.

Stukes said she was excited and surprised to receive the nomination when she submitted her resume in the summer, shortly after being recognized as Educator of the Month in May.

“Honestly, I was shocked that they reached out to me and considered me as a candidate,” she said. “It’s an honor, and it’s always nice to represent our school and system in a positive way.”

The Johnson City Press was unable to reach Greenlee for a comment on his nomination.

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