Carolyn Murr

Board of Education Applauds Carolyn Murr’s Service

Photo by Chantay Collins

Chairman David Coppock called the August Union County Board of Education Meeting to order and recognized Jimmy Carter, superintendent of schools, to present an award to the Union County Clover Team, who took second place in the national competition. Then Carter asked Lucy Russell Freyer to pay tribute to Carolyn Murr for her 50 years of service to Union County Public Schools. Murr has served as a physical education teacher as well as a classroom teacher and a coach. She currently teaches fourth grade at Maynardville Elementary School.

Union County Teacher Sees Third Generation of Students

Carolyn Murr

It’s not uncommon for a teacher to see two generations of students in his or her time in the classroom, but have you met a teacher who is on their third generation?

Union County Schools has one such teacher, Carolyn Murr, at Maynardville Elementary School. She’s seeing kids in her fourth grade class who are the grandkids of some of her previous students, and she’s not planning on retiring anytime soon.