The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Staff Writer 

Rivers Smith Takes Best Teacher Honor — Transylvania County NC


Rivers Smith (center) poses with Brevard Middle School Principal Kerry Putnam (left) and Board of Education chair Chris Whitmire after receiving his award for District Teacher of the Year. (Courtesy photos)

Monday night’s Transylvania County Board of Education meeting took on a festive tone as roughly 80 school and community members gathered in the library’s Rogow Room to honor the outstanding school employees from the past year.

The top honors of the night went to Rivers Smith and Dee Hooper, both of Brevard Middle School (BMS). Smith, general music and choir instructor, took home District Teacher of the Year honors.

Hooper was named Teacher Assistant of the Year for her work with the exceptional children’s program at BMS.

BMS principal Kerry Putnam described Smith as a person who “s...

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