March 2014 Teacher of the Month Award Recipients


We’d like to thank everyone who participated last month in our Teacher of the Month Award program.  As always, we received many heartfelt nominations!  Our panel has selected this month’s award recipients, and attorney Shane Smith says, “It’s obvious that March’s teachers of the month put their hearts and souls into their students.  I would be extremely honored if they were to teach my children.”

Peachtree City attorney Shane Smith is recognizing outstanding local educators with his Shane Smith Law Teacher of the Month Award program for the 2013-2014 school year.  Each month, the law firm recognizes and rewards two outstanding local educators – one from Coweta and one from Fayette – for their dedication to their students.  These teachers can be nominated by anyone who wishes to participate, and the award recipients will be selected by a special panel of local citizens.

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The Coweta County teacher who is awarded Teacher of the Month for March is Ms. Alice Bass, an Early Intervention Program (EIP) teacher from White Oak Elementary School.  Ms. Bass is a very caring teacher who strives to motivate each and every one of her students to do their absolute best. She dedicates 3 afternoons a week of her own time and dedicates it to helping students who need the extra attention. She has spent her own money to sponsor a student in the Read-A-Thon fundraiser so that he would be able to participate. We believe this is the definition of “Above and Beyond!” which ranks right up there with her classroom motto, “Once a Guppy, always a Guppy.” Bass Guppies that is!

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The Fayette County teacher who is awarded Teacher of the Month for March is Ms. Heather Sapienza, a Pre-K teacher at Robert J. Burch Elementary School.  Ms. Sapienza makes the transition from of being at home everyday to being in a school environment as smooth as she can for all of the children in her classroom. Being the inspiring teacher that she is, she strives to instill a love of learning that will follow them throughout their entire school career. Ms. Sapienza treats each child as an individual and endeavors to help them meet their specific needs as such.

The glowing nominations received by Shane Smith Law demonstrate the loving, positive impact these teachers have on their students.  We want to thank Ms. Bass and Ms. Sapienza for everything that they do for their students and our children, and for being among a select few who go above and beyond their peers and their pay grades.  As a token of our gratitude for these outstanding local educators, each of these ladies has received a $200 check for school supplies and a $25 gift card to Partner’s Pizza.