UT Martin Parsons Center celebrates milestone of teacher’s career

PARSONS, Tenn. — A local university celebrated a major milestone of a teacher’s career on Wednesday.

UT Martin faculty, staff, students and community members all gathered Wednesday to celebrate mathematics and statistics teacher Jim Reed on more than half a century of teaching.

“And now, his former students are now teachers themselves,” said Dr. Kelli Deere, director of the UT Martin at Parsons Center. “And the teachers, the math teachers that he had taught, are so wonderful that they’re now even being promoted to math coaches and math supervisors, and so his influence will be seen for years to come. And we are just very appreciative and thankful that Mr. Jim Reed is celebrating not only his birthday today, but 55 years of education.”

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