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TEACHERS OF THE YEAR  — On last Wednesday the Chambers County Board of Education announced the “Teachers of the Year” for each school in the district and the countywide elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year. Misty Champion, a fourth grade teacher at LaFayette Lanier Elementary School, is the countywide Teacher of the Year for the elementary level and Valley High math teacher Michael Power is the Teacher of the Year at the secondary level. 

Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge presented each teacher being recognized with a plaque and commended them for their achievements in and out of the classroom. “Thank you so much for what you do,” she said. “You do a lot for our community every single day.
 
No one knows what it’s like to be an educator unless they are one or are married to one.” Shown above, from left are Yolanda Jones, J.P. Powell Middle School; Mary S. Spence, Five Points Elementary School; Terri Justiss, Huguley Elementary; Allyson Matthews, LaFayette High; Amy Burton, Bob Harding-Shawmut Elementary; Misty Champion, LaFayette Lanier; Peter Cutler, Chambers County Career Technical Center; Michael Power, Valley High; Chelsea Bunn, W.F. Burns Middle School; Dr. Hodge; Torie Hopkins, Fairfax Elementary; and Candace Tanner, Eastside Elementary. (Photo by Wayne Clark)
TEACHERS OF THE YEAR — On last Wednesday the Chambers County Board of Education announced the “Teachers of the Year” for each school in the district and the countywide elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year. Misty Champion, a fourth grade teacher at LaFayette Lanier Elementary School, is the countywide Teacher of the Year for the elementary level and Valley High math teacher Michael Power is the Teacher of the Year at the secondary level. Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge presented each teacher being recognized with a plaque and commended them for their achievements in and out of the classroom. “Thank you so much for what you do,” she said. “You do a lot for our community every single day. No one knows what it’s like to be an educator unless they are one or are married to one.” Shown above, from left are Yolanda Jones, J.P. Powell Middle School; Mary S. Spence, Five Points Elementary School; Terri Justiss, Huguley Elementary; Allyson Matthews, LaFayette High; Amy Burton, Bob Harding-Shawmut Elementary; Misty Champion, LaFayette Lanier; Peter Cutler, Chambers County Career Technical Center; Michael Power, Valley High; Chelsea Bunn, W.F. Burns Middle School; Dr. Hodge; Torie Hopkins, Fairfax Elementary; and Candace Tanner, Eastside Elementary. (Photo by Wayne Clark)
By Alton Mitchell

The Chambers County community is a unique community when it comes to investing in its future mostly in the welfare and well-being of the areas children. Teachers are the first line in that investment by molding and enriching young minds throughout the community to look further and think outside the pattern of norms to achieve the highest possible outcomes.
Educators do so much to make the community better, but many do it without recognition beyond that of their students and a few observant parents. On last week the Chambers County School District released the names of its 2016-2017 teachers of the year and several LaFayette area educators made the list.

According to a release on the Chambers County School Systems website the following teachers have been recognized as the district’s teachers of the year for this school year. Yolanda Jones of JP Powell Middle School; Mary Spence of Five Points School; Terri Justiss of Huguley Elementary; Alison Mathews of LaFayette High School; Amy Burton of Shawmut Elementary; Misty Champion of LaFayette Lanier Elementary; Peter Cutler of Career Tech; Michael Power of Valley High School; Chelsea Bunn of WF Burns Middle School; Tori Hopkins of Fairfax Elementary; and Candice Tanner of Eastside Elementary.

The Chambers County School District also recognized LaFayette Lanier Elementary School teacher Misty Champion as the District’s Elementary Teacher of the year. Educator Michael Power of Valley High School also received special recognition from the district as the District Secondary Teacher of the year.