Siegel High School teacher Christina Nichols-Hurt has been named the winner of the 2019-2020 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award in Tennessee.
The award is given annually by the National Association of Biology Teachers.
Nichols-Hurt is the first Rutherford County Schools teacher to receive the award while employed in the county.
“I was excited to represent Rutherford County and grateful for the great community of coworkers at Siegel High School that have supported me in my teaching for the past 13 years,” Nichols-Hurt said.
“I always tell my students you don’t have to love biology, but I hope you gain an appreciation for it and how it shapes your world.”