|Murfreesboro City Schools will honor a local doctor and former school board member at the sixth annual City Schools Foundation Excellence in Education Celebration.
Dr. Susan Andrews
“Each year the trustees honor a person who has contributed to the advancement of public education and youth in our community at our Excellence in Education Celebration,” said Doug Young, chairman of the City Schools Foundation.
This year’s honoree, Dr. Susan Andrews, is “ideal,” Young said, because of her 30 years of service as a family physician in Murfreesboro, along with her 16 years on the Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education and as one of the early participants in Leadership Rutherford.
Andrews also has been an active member of several nonprofit groups and organizations in Rutherford and Davidson counties.
“Not only has she served selflessly for years as a Murfreesboro City School Board member, she was also one of the visionaries in the conception of the City Schools Foundation,” Young said. “She has served on many boards and committees over the last 30 years helping to create a great place for children to succeed and grow.”
As the honoree, Andrews joins an elite group including MTSU Vice President of Development and University Relations John Hood, astronauts Rhea Seddon and “Hoot” Gibson, philanthropists Gloria and Ted LaRoche, volunteer Joyce Taylor and former U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon.
Erma Siegel Elementary, home of the soaring Eagles, will be highlighted as the feature school for the celebration. Erma Siegel Elementary offers a challenging curriculum enhanced by supplementary technology, creative projects and student performances.
Andrews will be honored at the celebration, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Stones River Country Club.
Reservations are now available including individual tickets at $250 and sponsorship tables of eight at $2,500.
Funds raised by the City Schools Foundation provide teacher grants and money benefiting the diverse population of students that comprise Murfreesboro City Schools. Since it’s inception, the City Schools Foundation has contributed more than $250,000 to Murfreesboro City Schools’ 12 primary schools and more than 7,200 students.
The 2013 celebration promises to be an enjoyable evening full of laughter and good will. Natural humorist and storyteller, Jack McCall, will amuse attendees as he seamlessly crosses generational lines and provides the crowd with a sense of renewal towards the spirit of education.
“I’m going to make a little bit of fun of her,” McCall said about his plans for the evening. He said he wouldn’t truly roast Andrews, but “I’m a humorist. I will be there to make people laugh.”
Hailing from Hartsville, Tenn., McCall will make people laugh by drawing on his own experiences from his various stints as a disc jockey, livestock auctioneer, health care executive, newspaper columnist and financial services professional.
And the evening’s humor will have an education theme, McCall said.
Before the celebration begins, Drs. Max and Mary Moss will play host to the pre-party, which is open to event sponsors and their guests as well as guests who contribute an additional $50 towards the foundation.