Established in 1998

In 1998, in appreciation of the exceptional faculty at Hume-Fogg Academic High School, Kay and Keith Simmons created an award to recognize outstanding dedication both in and out of the classroom in one of Nashville’s magnet high schools. In 2007, the Simmons family established a second award so one could be presented to a teacher who teaches freshman and sophomores and another award could be presented to a junior and senior teacher. The awards are presented annually based solely on the vote of Hume-Fogg students.