Skip to navigation

Young Alumni of the Year: Megan Hulse '16

Megan majored in Elementary Education and began teaching third grade at Chattanooga Valley Elementary School after graduating in 2016. This past February, Megan was nominated by her peers for Chattanooga Valley Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year award, which she then received. As a follow-up to receiving the award, she wrote an essay outlining her philosophy of teaching and was chosen based on this to be observed and interviewed by a panel of retired teachers for the 2019 Walker County Teacher of the Year award. Megan received this award this past May. She attributes much of her teaching style and success to her time spent in Covenant’s Education Department, and she has greatly enjoyed learning and growing as a teacher at Chattanooga Valley Elementary.


Megan focuses on serving her students. Even if no one had given her these awards for her work, she would be content to see the children in her classes discovering and developing their gifts. Following the example she learned from Steve and Mary Kaufmann and others at Covenant College, Megan’s goal is to please Jesus in the opportunities she is given.


Six years ago, Marshall ’08 and Katherine Whitmire Teague ’06 thought they would spend the rest of their lives in Oregon. Today they live on Lookout Mountain, where they operate a sustainable farm called EdenThistle.

95% of alumni are active members or regular attenders of a local church

Visit the new distinctives site to explore a set of fast facts that help define the unique experience and value that a Covenant College education provides.