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 both consistently spend huge amounts of their personal free time tutoring their students and grading homework.”


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 Fayette County teacher who is awarded Teacher of the Month for April is Ms. Beverly Black, a 5th Grade Math and Science teacher at Spring Hill Elementary School.  We received an outpouring of nominations for Ms. Black, from many of her students and co-workers, all of whom say she finds absolute joy in seeing her students succeed.  She is adept at finding the strengths of her students and pinpointing the areas they need to work on.  One of her co-workers told us, “She is a wealth of knowledge and experience!”

The Coweta County teacher who is awarded Teacher of the Month for April is Ms. Paige Whitaker, a 7th grade Pre-Algebra Math teacher at Trinity Christian School.  Ms. Whitaker goes above and beyond for all of her students to make sure they are given every opportunity to succeed and grow, both intellectually and spiritually.  She is also a wonderful communicator with the parents of her students, responding to any and all questions or concerns immediately!


The glowing nominations received by Shane Smith Law demonstrate the loving, positive impact these teachers have on their students.  We want to thank Ms. Whitaker and Ms. Black 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 May’s Teacher of the Month Award, please visit and complete the nomination form.


Check Out Our Past Winners

September 2013 Teacher of the Month Award Recipients

October 2013 Teacher of the Month Award Recipients

November 2013 Teacher of the Month Award Recipients

December 2013 Teacher of the Month Award Recipients

January 2014 Teacher of the Month Award Recipients

February 2014 Teacher of the Month Award Recipients

March 2014 Teacher fo the Month Award Recipients



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