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Joseph York (TN '93)


National Teachers Hall of Fame
Emporia, KS

At the time of the Award, Joseph York was:

Adamsville High School
Adamsville, TN

Subject(s) taught: English/Language Arts, Social Studies
Grade(s): 12

Biographical Information

Until recently, Joseph York taught English at the University of Memphis after retiring from 30 years of public school teaching and 25 years of adjunct college teaching. At the time of his Milken National Educator Award, he taught English and American government at Adamsville High School in Adamsville. He is currently president of the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He also serves on the Board of the Flint Hills Humane Society, Inc. Mr. York was in the first class of teachers inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame (1992) and served three years on the Board of Trustees.

Additional Information


1966 Lambuth University, B.A.

Academics, Cooperative Learning, Desegregation, History Standards, Language Arts, National Standards, Teaching as a Profession, Writing