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Salaries of teachers and directors of Haw kins County

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pendulum

Helen, GA

#1 Jun 5, 2008
Fact

Kingsport, TN

#2 Jun 5, 2008
Very plain to see that teachers rule the salaries in Hawkins County.
pendulum

Blacksburg, SC

#3 Jun 5, 2008
The scary part is how Hawkins County has more directors and supervisors than Sullivan County does. I dint know Nedra Jackson made 70,000.00 per year plus, but I guess when YOU replace YOUR BROTHER for a high level position, it all works out.
Curmudgeon

AOL

#4 Jun 5, 2008
I wonder how much the County Mayor and the rest of the Courthouse gang paid to keep their names and salaries off this list? Also, I wonder why they used an old list? Britton has been director for a year now and Sherry Terry is still listed on this list as an employee even though she is now at RCS.
happy feet

Hollywood, FL

#5 Jun 5, 2008
Do you realize the classroom teachers in Hawkins County make much less than lots of other counties. Did you know a teacher starting out with a bs in Hawkins county makes only 30,000 where a teacher in Bristol City makes 37,000 per year. Would you put up with disobedient children and cranky parents for 30,000.00 per year.
LoL

Kingsport, TN

#6 Jun 5, 2008
Fact wrote:
Very plain to see that teachers rule the salaries in Hawkins County.
So you consider $40k a year to be a "ruling" salary for a teacher? LOL
County Teacher

Johnson City, TN

#7 Jun 5, 2008
No, if you look again, the list says it is a compilation of salaries from different years. It didn't say it was all from 2008.

http://www.tricitiesblogs.com/tricities/tri/s...

Scroll down to where you click on the government salaries link. It will explain how they got their numbers.
Old News

United States

#8 Jun 5, 2008
This information came out a couple of months ago. I can't believe it is just now getting on this board. By the way, compare the salaries of Hawkins County school system employees with virtually any other county of NE Tennessee and SW VA (also available on this site) and you will find they are considerably lower. Who do you believe is overpaid? All of the supervisors and principals listed have at least a Masters degree and many have an Ed.S. or even an Ed.D. In this day and age these are not high salaries and are considerably lower than the state and national averages for these positions. In many states, it is not uncommon for a school principal to make over $100,000. No supervisor, principal, or teacher was even close to that figure.
Old News

United States

#9 Jun 5, 2008
Sorry about the post showing twice. It was not intentional.
Get Real

Kingsport, TN

#10 Jun 5, 2008
Old News wrote:
In many states, it is not uncommon for a school principal to make over $100,000.
Right, New York City, California's metro areas, and parts of Connecticut pay $100k.

They also have houses that cost $10 million and the property taxes and population density to go with it.

You may not be aware of this, but Hawkins County is a rural county will a small population and low paying jobs.

Yeah, it would be great to pay all the teachers $100,000. Surely they deserve it. Think of the children after all, don't we want the best for them.

The question is is who is going to pay for all this.

Not to mention, the principals in New York City you are talking about pay $7000 a month rent for a rat infested apartment.

When it costs $7000 a month to rent a low income apartment in Hawkins County, we will be sure to pay the teachers $100,000.
Old News

United States

#11 Jun 5, 2008
I'm very aware of the fact that Hawkins County is rural. You missed the main point - compare the salaries of Hawkins County educational personnel to virtually any other county on the survey and you will see that their salaries are lower across the board for comparable positions. I believe in NE Tennessee, only Johnson County was lower although I didn't look at every other system closely - Carter may have been also. There are huge discrepancies with some systems. Is any county more "rural" than Scott County, VA? Look at how much more they pay their educators. Granted, Virginia has a different funding mechanism including a state income tax. I probably shouldn't have mentioned that - no need to start any more controversies here.
Get Real

Kingsport, TN

#12 Jun 6, 2008
Wow, gosh, I had no idea that Hawkins and Sullivan were the only two counties in Tennessee that don't pay all their teachers $100,000 a year. And amazing that they make that much in Scott County, Virginia.

Let's pay our teachers each $1 million a year. This is the only way to attract the top notch talent that our precious little children deserve.
Get Real

Kingsport, TN

#13 Jun 6, 2008
Let's see, for Hawkins County:

John A Seymore Vo-Ag Teacher $70,001.00 Hawkins County, TN
Elayne K Powers Teacher/Coach $58,201.00 Hawkins County, TN
Diana L Venable Teacher $55,648.00 Hawkins County, TN
James M Sivert Teacher/Coach $55,106.00 Hawkins County, TN
Dennis E Anderson Teacher/Coach $54,657.00 Hawkins County, TN
Nellie M Taylor Teacher $53,268.00 Hawkins County, TN
Danny L Thurman Teacher $52,895.00 Hawkins County, TN
James C Owens Teacher $52,033.00 Hawkins County, TN

For Scott County:

Catherine Turner Teacher $67,070.00 Scott County Schools
Judy Muse Sanders Teacher $57,850.00 Scott County Schools
Sheila King Teacher $56,120.00 Scott County Schools
Richard C. Lake Teacher $54,295.00 Scott County Schools
Linda B. Burke Teacher $51,835.00 Scott County Schools
Marie C. Barker Teacher $51,650.00 Scott County Schools
Teresa Q. Dishner Teacher $51,650.00 Scott County Schools
Jerry Fields Teacher $51,650.00 Scott County Schools

YES - BIG DIFFERENCE.
Just Looking Around

Smyrna, TN

#14 Jun 6, 2008
I'm sure that doesn't count their extra salaries RE: coaching
Possum

United States

#15 Jun 6, 2008
Bottom line: There are more applicants each year than positions available.My taxes pay for these $70,000 "supervisors".Teache rs are the molders of our future.(I would say parents,but some are trash)I want teachers to make a good living,but don't insult my intelligence with the salaries of these supervisors.
Appreciate teachers

Kingsport, TN

#16 Jun 6, 2008
Since some of you seem to think all teachers are overpaid, you should get all the facts. The salaries that "the hill" makes does not compare to a teacher's salary. Teacher's pay raises are the first thing that is cut in the budget. Teachers spend out of their pockets for items in their classroom and for items for their students. I know some of you will come up with the statement that teachers shouldn't have to do that. Well please tell me where it will come from then? You want to gripe and say that teachers make too much. Pay them a babysitter's wage then. Let's say $5.00 an hour. Five dollars times 7.5 hours =$37.50 times 180 days =$6750.00 times 20 students =$135,000.00. I'm sure that most anyone, teacher or otherwise, will like that switch. And by the way that is just for the school day, not for any time spent out of the regular school hours. Thank you
Do appreciate

Kingsport, TN

#17 Jun 6, 2008
$135,000's still not enough for me to want a teachers job. As for the supervisors making more than the teacher...that's the way life works in any job. The supervisor makes more than the people who work under them.
Liberals Asked For it

Hollywood, FL

#18 Jun 6, 2008
Appreciate teachers wrote:
Since some of you seem to think all teachers are overpaid, you should get all the facts. The salaries that "the hill" makes does not compare to a teacher's salary. Teacher's pay raises are the first thing that is cut in the budget. Teachers spend out of their pockets for items in their classroom and for items for their students. I know some of you will come up with the statement that teachers shouldn't have to do that. Well please tell me where it will come from then? You want to gripe and say that teachers make too much. Pay them a babysitter's wage then. Let's say $5.00 an hour. Five dollars times 7.5 hours =$37.50 times 180 days =$6750.00 times 20 students =$135,000.00. I'm sure that most anyone, teacher or otherwise, will like that switch. And by the way that is just for the school day, not for any time spent out of the regular school hours. Thank you
That is about right. As we are now number 20 on the dumbest list of Nations, and pumping out record numbers that can't read, write, or perform simple math. Lest I forget, the world is also pumping out 20 engineers to each one the U.S. is. I think $5.00 is a little to high myself.
Babs

Elizabethton, TN

#19 Jun 6, 2008
Most countries do not have to teach all students. The lower performing students at a young age are exempted from academics and trained for the manual work force.
two

United States

#20 Jun 6, 2008
Do appreciate wrote:
$135,000's still not enough for me to want a teachers job. As for the supervisors making more than the teacher...that's the way life works in any job. The supervisor makes more than the people who work under them.
Its not the fact that they make so much, its the fact that there appointed these positions by their brothers and uncles and aunts and in laws.

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