Clifft Receives Hubert Smothers Award
Mathematics Department Co-Chair Darin Clifft received a Hubert Smothers Award at the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools award ceremony November 6. The award was presented to four educators who have displayed a deep commitment to the teaching profession.
Nominees for the award must have at least 20 years teaching experience, expertise in student needs and development, contributions that benefit the local, regional, and/or national educational community, and demonstrated leadership in school activities outside the classroom.
Headmaster Pete Sanders said Clifft embodies these qualities. “As co-chair of the Mathematics Department, Darin works with a talent-laden group of committed professionals,” he said. “His leadership style combines strong interpersonal skills, and his great sense of humor keeps his fellow math teachers focused and in good spirits. He is also greatly respected for his leadership beyond MUS, in the city, state, and national network of math teachers - especially those in statistics.”