ANNOUNCING MAY’S TEACHERS OF THE MONTH
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, “The teachers awarded this month clearly put their students’ needs before their own. They are exceptional educators and I would be honored if they were to ever 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.
The Coweta County teacher who is awarded Teacher of the Month for May is Ms. Cassie Pierce, who is a first grade teacher from Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia. Ms. Pierce wants to see each and every one of her children to succeed academically and socially.
Not only is Ms. Pierce adept at encouraging the children in her classroom to be the best, she also encourages her parents to be more involved. She communicates very openly with the parents so they know everything they need to know about their children’s education.
The Fayette County teacher who is awarded Teacher of the Month for May is Ms. Alicia Byrd, a second grade teacher from Peachtree City Elementary School. Ms. Byrd is a kind and patient teacher who understands the individual need of each of the children in her classroom.
She is also very aware of each of the challenges her children are facing. Ms. Byrd’s passion and devotion for teaching and the kids really shines through in her interaction with them.
The glowing nominations received by Shane Smith Law demonstrate the loving, positive impact these teachers have on their students. We want to thank Ms. Pierce and Ms. Byrd 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.
To nominate a teacher for February’s Teacher of the Month Award, please visit www.LocalTeacherOfTheMonth.com and complete the nomination form.