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.