Amanda Blackburn, Biology Teacher at Dobyns-Bennett High School, has been named Kingsport City Schools Teacher of the Year for grades 9-12.
She has been teaching for 10 years, with nine and a half at Kingsport City Schools. Blackburn has served in several capacities at Dobyns-Bennett such as Biology teacher, the Science Department chair, and the MATE Underwater Robotics coach. In addition to this honor, Blackburn has been named the Building-Level Teacher of the Year in 2017-18, 2020-21, and 2021-22. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education in Reading with a Reading Specialist endorsement from East Tennessee State University.
“Mrs. Blackburn is an outstanding teacher and leader,” said Dobyns-Bennett High School Principal Dr. Chris Hampton. “She is student-focused, data savvy, and relationship-minded. Mrs. Blackburn is the consummate advocate for students and their success. It is a blessing and honor to have her on our team.”