"In a small community such as ours, educators are looked to for leadership and direction," says Joseph Malloy, principal of Lenoir City Elementary School in Lenoir City. As a member of the Elementary Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Mr. Malloy has sought to enable his school, and schools throughout his state, to work towards improvement and renewal. In conjunction with the University of Tennessee and the Holmes Group, Mr. Malloy has helped usher his school into a new phase as a Professional Development School. An after-school staff development program in early-childhood literacy is one of many beneficial programs expected to emerge from this new alliance. In response to the needs of the growing Hispanic community served by the school, Mr. Malloy has introduced English as a Second Language, advanced-Spanish tutorials and a basic Spanish-language staff development program.
Retirement is good ! Even though I have now been retired for twelve years, I still maintain contacts in local education issues and changes. Having a daughter in local education and a grandson about to be, provides me with avenues to keep abreast of recent changes and innovations. To all of the new Milken recipients, congratulations; and, to the "old timers", keep up the good work and let us retirees know what you are doing.
1967 Maryville College, B.A.