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HARRIS COUNTY JOURNAL - THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2010 : :." tJJl ill t i- By Pam 'Here's an Apple' Avery TOP TEACHERS - Harris County's "Teachers of the Year" were recognized at last week's school board meeting, and HCCMS's Marjorie Williams was selected as the "System-wide Teacher of the Year". Pictured are front row I-r: Jenny McKibben - Park Elementary; Jim Sills - Creekside School; Dawn Caudill- New Mountain Hill Elementary; Jessica McRae - Pine Ridge Elementary; Cathy Chambliss - Mulberry Creek Elementary; Carla Hubbard - PLC/EOC; Marjorie Williams - HCCMS and System-wide; Karen Leigh Smith - HCHS. Back row I-r are Principals Mark Gilreath, Dan Lomax, Garnett Ray, Debbie Korytoski, Jeff Branham, Sandy Denham, Stacey Carlisle, and Roger Couch. Top Educators Recognized; Williams Is Winner By PAM AVERY The honorees for this year are: Receiving the honor of "System- wide Teacher of the Year" is not some- thing new for Marjorie Williams, but it is an honor she accepts with the humil- ity of an educator just beginning her career. "When your children win something, you want to shout it from the rooftops, but for me, I feel as though I'm just doing my job." But according to Harris County Carver Middle School (HCCMS) Principal Stacey Carlisle, the Moderate Severe and Profound Special Education teacher does more than her job - she "gives her best each and everyday and Karen Leigh Smith- Harris County High School: "Leigh has 20 years expe- rience as a science teacher, and we are very lucky to have her on staff - she is an incredibly valuable part of our fac- ulty." ...Principal Roger Couch. Jim Sills - Creekside School: "Jim - our sixth grade computer application teacher - is a great example of someone who can remain calm, cool, and very collected. He is the teacher who always responds to any request I have with these words: 'Don't worry. I'll take care of it.' "...Principal Dan Lomax. has earned the ni.c~9~J-ne 'LJqtdd: .Jenny McKibben..,, Park Sunshine'. There is no:better example of 'Teacher of the Year' for the entire Harris County School System." Williams has taught school for almost 30 years, having earned her first recognition as a top teacher in Ohio. She has been on the HCCMS staff for six years. The top teachers from the other seven county schools were also recog- nized at last week's board meeting and introduced by the principals of their respective schools. Williams and the oth- ers will be honored at the annual "Teacher of the Year" banquet March 10 at the Gardens Restaurant. Elementary: "Jenny has been at Park eight years and is the Pre K special needs instructor; and 'Wiggle Time' is just one of her creations. It's a time when all the pre-K students interact with one anoth- er - regular and special ed, too. As one of her colleagues commented, 'She is truly an angel that has been placed in the lives of our students."...Principal Mark Gilreath. *Jessica McRae - Pine Ridge Elementary: "Jessica is in her eighth year as our music instructor at Pine Ridge. She is full of energy and makes every child feel special. The best corn- pliment I heard about her was what one of her students said at the end of class one day: 'Is it over already?' "...Principal Debbie Korytosld. *Cathy Chambliss- Mulberry Creek Elementary: "It is indeed an honor when a teacher in the special area of instruc- tion receives this honor, but our art teacher Cathy Chambliss is more than deserving. Robert Shumann once said, "To send light into children's hearts is the duty of the artist' and that is exact- ly what Cathy does."...Principal Jeff Branham. ".Dawn Caudill - New Mountain Hill Elementary: "I met Dawn when she was ,~a student t~acher for us and after observ- ing her, I hired hei? right fivcay for the Pre-K program and she did more than survive - she excelled. She is now the leader for the fourth grade section and I know that her students excel in all areas."...Principal Garnett Ray. Carla Hubbard - PLC/EOC: "Carla is the first 'Teacher of the Year' from the PLC/EOC and with her contributions, we are on. track to have more graduates than ever. She retired after 30 years, but we are so lucky she decided to come out of retirement and become a very important part of our schools."...Principal Sandy Denham. PAGE 9-A Grow Your Own Blueberries! Blueberry Plants Available .ev Each or ,6 each for 10 Plus Gallon Size A&J Farms * Pine Mountain Call for Awil__ability (706) 663-8352 Gatlin AIRPORT HANGARS AVAILABLE Two T-Hangars are available at the Harris County Airport located at 789 Sky Meadow Drive, Pine Mountain, GA. $165 deposit plus $165 per month. For details, contact Nancy McMichael, County Clerk, at Harris County Commissioners, 104 North College Street, PO Box 365, Hamilton, GA 31811- 0365, or at 706-628-4958. Legal Advertisement. #31971 A C!uarter Page of the Arts BRUSH WITH FAME-Artwork from Pine Ridge Elementary School was displayed in a special exhibition at the Columbus Museum in January. Pictured from left to right are: Back row: Jack Wade, Wesley Williams, Ethan Finley-Flowers, Nicole Treusdell, Olivia Edwards, Molly Strozier, Haleigh Stackpole, Lauren Middleton, Kirsten Bowling, and Morgan Massa. Front Row: Chelsea Landreau, Camryn Patrick, Eelan Chapman, Elena Figueroa, Nicholas Burton, Dejah Na Grillo, Madigan Starr, Daniel Winters, Jherni Carter-Ransom and Brooke Smith. Not shown is Demisha Deering. FREE AND FUN- Patrick Taylor (far right) checks out the kaleidoscope children will be making at the "2nd Saturday" art classes held at Art Works in Pine Mountain this Saturday. Debra Quillen, education director for theAskew Art Center, shows Todd Carver a musical, two- wheeled kaleidoscope that will be made in the classes for adults AND teens. There is no cost for the workshop, but since space is limited, please call 706-663-7778 to register your child. .~~~:~:~:~:~:::~:i~:~:~:~:~:~. ;.:::::: :::::~:~:..:~:: ::~:~:~:~:~:::::::;:::::~:s::::~:.:?~.:;:::>~:~:~;~::;::: :.. ... ..:.:..::~::::::.:~: .:.: ::>.:.~:....: . i~.~i~ii~i~ ...... Rick Knight, Agent Hwy27 Hamilton, GA 31811 Bus: 706-628-5588 Call me and I'll help you choose the right life insurance for you and your family. 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