Monday, April 26, 2010
From staff reports
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Dr. Cecilia Bruton, the principal at Chaffee Elementary School, has been named Alabama PTA elementary-level principal of the year. Bruton has been principal at Chaffee since 1997 and has been employed by Huntsville City Schools since 1985.
Bruton was honored at a banquet during the Alabama PTA 92nd Annual Convention held recently at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Huntsville.
Gene Swanner, the band director at Hampton Cove Middle School, was named the state's middle school teacher of the year. Maria Zapata, also of Hampton Cove Middle, was named the Middle/Junior Outstanding Support Staff worker of the year.
Local committee awards include:
Communicating Effectively: Jones Valley Elementary School PTA, elementary level; Hampton Cove Middle School PTSA, Middle/Junior level;
Speaking Up for Every Child: Chaffee Elementary School PTA, elementary level; Hampton Cove Middle School PTSA, middle/junior level;
Sharing Power: Mountain Gap Elementary School PTA, elementary level; Hampton Cove Middle School PTSA, middle/junior level