Bethany Saunders is a seventh-grade science teacher and science department chair at West Valley Middle School. In 2021, she was honored in Nashville as one of the state’s finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.
Bethany taught her first three years at Northwest Middle School before a job move for her husband took her family to Richmond, Virginia, where she taught middle school science.
After returning to Knoxville, Bethany began teaching at Gresham Middle School until 2018. She then moved to Hardin Valley Middle School where she taught for four years.
Ms. Saunders has been an educator for twelve years, teaching both sixth and seventh-grade science.