Nashville, Tenn.-based All-American Pest Control named Brandi Nunnery, a literacy coach at Crieve Hall Elementary School, as its 2021 Hometown Hero award recipient. Three runners-up are also recognized in this year’s award program.
The announcement coincided with National Teacher Appreciation Week, which took place May 3-7, 2021. During an award presentation with her students and colleagues, Nunnery received a certificate for 10 years of free pest control, including ant, spider, tick and termite protection, mosquito reduction and yard treatment services.
Nunnery was nominated by her principal, Dr. Nate Miley, “for her selflessness in the way she pivoted during the pandemic,” according to a news release: “When COVID-19 shut down schools in March 2020, she created a virtual classroom on Zoom that taught writing and enabled students to share their written stories and news articles with one another. The virtual class reached students at Crieve Hall Elementary School, students from other schools in the Metro Nashville area and out-of-state students.”
In the news release, All-American Pest Control President Erin Richardson explained that “Brandi is the perfect example of a local hero, and we couldn’t think of anyone more deserving to receive our third annual Hometown Hero Award and 10 years of complimentary pest control service. As a mom to school-aged children, it means so much to me to see Brandi continue to give of herself and serve the students and teachers in our community. She represents all the teachers who found creative and new ways to help keep children inspired to keep learning during such difficult times.”
In the news release, Nunnery noted that she and her family had just purchased a new home, “and are overjoyed knowing it will be protected from pests for the next decade. While I may have received this amazing honor, my students and fellow colleagues deserve a special shout-out as well for how they continued their dedication to education during the pandemic.”