On December 2, 2022, Tusculum View Principal Dr. Lana Luttrell, Tusculum View Educator Carla Renner, and Greeneville City Director of Schools Steve Starnes traveled to the 23rd Annual Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (BRSE) Conference to receive the fourth Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse Award on behalf of Tusculum View students, staff, and families. Tusculum View is the only school in the nation to have received this designation four times.
Based on the Blueprint for Excellence assessment process, Tusculum View met the criteria in all nine categories. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence wrote: "We are greatly honored to recognize such a deserving school, working so diligently to fulfill the many learning needs of students."
Tusculum View Principal said, “Our Tusculum View family is so honored to receive the Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School award. It is humbling to be the only four-time recipient in the nation. Our students work hard to learn and grow; our staff is innovative and relentless in finding ways to help all students grow academically, emotionally, and socially; and our families and the community are supportive of our wonderful school. To say that Tusculum View is a special place doesn’t seem to do justice to the love, support, and family atmosphere found daily in our school. I look forward to the continuation of the deep seeded pursuit of excellence and high achievement for ALL students in our Tiger family.”
Greeneville City Director of Schools said, “We are so proud to celebrate Tusculum View Elementary students, educators, and families on their accomplishment of being a four-time Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Lighthouse award winner. Being the only four-time honoree and accomplishing this under four different principals speaks volumes about the culture of excellence established within the school and the strong partnerships that have been forged between educators and families over time.”
More information about the BRSE program can be found at https://blueribbonschools.com/.