Southside Elementary physical education teacher Melissa Granstaff smiles as she receives the 2017 Wilson County Teacher of the Year Award on April 7. Wilson County Teacher of the Year founders W.P. Bone and Bob McDonald gifted Granstaff her award. Cumberland University president Paul Stumb congratulated all Wilson County teachers who received the distinction at their respective schools and the group represented the best of the best in Wilson County. In the end, Granstaff emerged as the county’s elite educator for the year, joining Wilson County educators’ prestigious club.