Friends and colleagues joined together Friday, Jan. 24, to honor MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and his wife, Elizabeth McPhee, at The City Schools Foundation’s seventh annual Excellence in Education Celebration.
The celebration was held at Stones River Country Club and featured John Pittard Elementary.
“Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee are strong leaders in education and our community. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to honor their service,” Doug Young, chairman of The City Schools Foundation, said.
A pre-event party for sponsors was held at the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame.
As the honorees, the McPhees, both longtime educators, join an elite group of public servants recognized by the foundation, including Dr. Susan Andrews, John Hood, Rhea Seddon and “Hoot” Gibson, Gloria and Ted LaRoche, Joyce Taylor and former U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon.
John Pittard Elementary, home of the Pittard Lions, was highlighted as the featured school for the celebration.
The 2014 celebration was an enjoyable evening full of laughter and good will, organizers said. Storyteller Dan Whittle entertain guests with homespun humor in the spirit of education.
The City Schools Foundation is a group of civic and business leaders banding together to benefit Murfreesboro City Schools. It has has now contributed over $350,000 directly to the Murfreesboro City Schools.
Money raised by The City Schools Foundation benefits Murfreesboro City Schools’ pre-K through sixth grade students. The foundation’s goals are to boost the school system’s financial support in the areas of science and math, academic competition and excellence among students, and to address financial parity in all schools.
For additional information, visit http://cityschoolsfoundation.com or call Lisa Trail at 615-893-2313.
Watch a special tribute video to the McPhees below: