February 3rd, 2012
Glynn Bridgewater has been selected by her fellow teachers at Haywood High School as Teacher of the Year. Ms. Bridgewater has taught all levels of English in grades 9-12, journalism (newspaper), ACT prep and Introduction to Fine Arts at Haywood High where she has been since 1977. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Bellhaven University and a M.A.T. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in English from the University of Memphis. She taught in Crawfordsville, Arkansas, for one year before coming to HHS.
She is a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional organization for teachers, the West Tennessee Council of Teachers of English, the Tennessee Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum. She serves on the HHS Leadership Team and as an Instructional Facilitator at HHS. She was a fellow of the Greater Memphis Writing Project in the 1980s and conducted several in-service sessions on teaching writing. Ms. Bridgewater also served on the Professional Development Committee and has worked with that committee to design professional development activities for the HHS faculty. As the school’s Writing Center Director, she has developed materials and assisted teachers in developing writing activities for their classes. She has also been the supervising teacher for several student teachers.
In 1997 Ms. Bridgewater was selected as Haywood High School’s Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year. She has received commendations for her work with the Tennessee Academic Decathlon and was selected by students as a “Teacher Who Made a Difference” for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. She is a member of the Wednesday Morning Musicale and the First Presbyterian Church. “My greatest contribution to my community is to do the best job I possibly can to help educate its young people,” Ms. Bridgewater said.