Rotary Club Educator of the Month, Debbie Porter

(L-R) – Walton Ferry Principal Bertie Alligood, Rotarians Rip Lebkuecher and Del Phillips, and Educator of the Month Debbie Porter

The Hendersonville Rotarian and Director of Sumner County Schools Del Phillips presented the Club’s Educator of the Month award to Debbie Porter, Kindergarten teacher at Walton Ferry Elementary School. Porter has been in her position for 30 years. In speaking to the Club, Porter said that parental involvement is key to maximizing a student’s education opportunities. 

In addition to the Educator of the Month awards, the Hendersonville Rotary Club supports Sumner County education in a number of other ongoing projects including Youth Merit Scholar awards, Scholarships to Volunteer State, the Wally Nichols Memorial Scholarship, mentoring at risk students, weekend backpack programs, Dictionaries for Third Graders, Wheels In Motion, Rotary Youth Exchange, RYLA, Interact, Rotaract, and Compass.