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Mary Ann Sparks

CEHHS Alumna Retires from Wilson County Schools

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) congratulates Mary Ann Sparks, a CEHHS graduate with thirty-four years of service. Sparks’ career began with five years in Blount County (1975-80), then a transfer and move to Nashville with her husband.  After taking seven years to be a stay-at-home Mom,  Sparks began teaching in Wilson County in 1987 and has remained there until her upcoming retirement.  Her career has included teaching second grade, serving as an assistant principal, and ends with her current position as Wilson County Schools as Deputy Director of Human Resources.

In the schools for thirty-four years, Sparks has experienced significant changes in the system.  From her first day in the classroom, she knew that was her home.  She was named “Teacher of the Year” twice and will miss her students. Ending her career in the administrative side of the system, Sparks has watched as new growth presented new challenges. Former students who visit are always welcome.   “All of them are special!”

Read more about Sparks’ career and how teaching was just the “fit” for her.  For more information on becoming a teacher, receiving certification, and/or licensure, be sure to check with our Office of Advising and Student Services in CEHHS!

Photo credit:  The Wilson Post