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The Hall of Greats was established to honor and recognize greatness in ALL areas within our district including academics, agriculture, arts, and athletics. Inductees exemplify pride, integrity, and excellence. There are 25 inductees for the Class of 2023.

We want to thank the community for their nominations, interest, and support as we established and developed the Hall of Greats. We invite you to join us at 4:00 pm on October 15 to recognize the foundational individuals in our community.

Congratulations to the first inaugural class of the Hall of Greats! We cannot wait to celebrate with you in October.

Casey Young, TCHS teacher and Taylor County Education Association president, opened with prayer and presented mini grants to KEA members. Suzanne Grubesic, grant writer, also presented grants to teachers thanks to the Caring for Kids Foundation.

Principals and district representatives introduced new teachers and staff by building and were welcomed with a round of applause.

Mr. Higdon wrapped up the meeting with encouraging words and prayer for all staff members!

Expect greatness from Taylor County Schools!

Ms. Brenda, a bus driver for our transportation department, was the recipient of the TC Cares Award. She was nominated by the Taylor County High School Softball Team. She drove the team to and from games and tournaments this past season and is a huge supporter of the team.

The Lady Cards said, "after a long journey, Brenda was unable to drive the bus to our first district game. So as not to disappoint the team, Ms. Brenda gave her time and rode along on the bus to cheer them on. This meant the world to the team."

She can usually be found close to home plate watching the games and cheering on the team. After the team won the 20th District Tournament, the Lady Cards would not take a team picture until Ms. Brenda joined them on the field!

"Ms. Brenda is a true example of someone who goes above and beyond giving her time to support TC students. Thank you Brenda for not only keeping the team safe on the road, but also for being a kind supporter!"

Expect greatness from our TC Achievement Award winners!

This will take the place of most forms and paperwork at the beginning of the year (red folders).

If you need your Infinite Campus Parent Portal login information for online registration, please visit the Taylor County Board of Education on Tuesday, July 18th or Wednesday, July 19th from 1:00 - 6:00pm. *Please bring identification with you.*

If you have any questions, please call 270-465-5371.

Cayla Rucker poses for a photo with her achievement award.

Cayla Rucker, one-on-one assistant at Taylor County Primary Center, is a recipient of the TC Cares Award. Each day, she is the eyes and ears for disabled students, allowing them to participate in class. “Miss Cayla is one of our quiet, unsung heroes at the primary center,” TCPC Principal Melissa Long said. “She has a very difficult job, but she never complains. When I ask for her help, she does it gracefully and she does it well.”

Donna Williams and other TC principals pose for a photo with her achievement award.

Donna Williams, principal at Taylor County Intermediate School, is a recipient of the TC Leadership Award. Mrs. Williams has been a pillar of the school district in her role as principal, and will be retiring at the end of this school year.
“When I became principal at the middle school, Donna was a huge confidant. She was someone I could lean on, and I knew I could always call her and get great advice that would set me off in the right direction. She has impacted many lives during her time with the school district, including my own,” TCHS Principal Sara Tucker said.
“For the last 10 years, Donna has been my mentor. The day she was hired I was in the hospital giving birth, and she asked to come visit me. We’ve been best friends ever since,” TCPC Principal Melissa Long said.
“You can’t replace Donna Williams, you just don’t. We just hope that you’ve rubbed off and created through your work more people like you,” TCMS Principal Neil Sanders said. “I’ve known Mrs. Williams for a long time, going all the way back to elementary school, and I still remember my mom, who worked at the middle school, at 7:30 p.m. working on lesson plans with her. I’ll never forget it, her level of commitment is just unparalleled, and she brought that into her principalship to do a remarkable job for over a decade. It’s something to be proud of, and we’re going to miss you.”
“This district has an amazing group of principals, and these three have been wonderful to work with,” Mrs. Williams said. “I was blessed to teach with kids for 18 years and I’ve been principal for 11, and have an amazing school with amazing staff and amazing kids. I’ve just been blessed, so blessed, and I thank the Lord all the time for putting me in this position. I had long thought I would stay in the classroom until I retired, but He had other plans. Retiring is very bittersweet, but my time here has been wonderful.”