Mickey Williams, Seymour High School

Teaching Excellence Award

“America at War: A History of Military Conflict in America” was created by Mickey Williams to supplement the state requirement of U.S. history with an emphasis on the 20th century. Mickey wrote the curriculum for the study of all military conflicts in American history, and the class includes an East Tennessee perspective on these events, such as John Sevier and the Overmountain Men in the American Revolution, William C. Pickens, a local Civil War hero, and Hagan Loveday, a hero of World War I. The course is now used throughout Sevier County