Teacher of the Year celebrates with ice cream - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Teacher of the Year celebrates with ice cream

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:34:32 GMT
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested in the below case last night. From: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:09 AM To: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Subject:   22-14-008228  RobberyMore >>
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested Tuesday evening for snatching the tip jar at Carrol's Meats on Philema Road.
    More >>
  • What you need to know before riding an ATV

    What you need to know before riding an ATV

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:50:06 GMT
    A safety warning following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.      A man died in Liberty County when his 4 wheeler crashed into a tree.  A woman and her two young grandsons died in Walker County whenMore >>
    A safety warning was issued following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.   Experts say you should not operate ATV's on public roads. You should wear proper gear such as gloves, goggles,  and most importantly a Department of Transportation helmet.More >>
  • Daycare providers face deadline

    Daycare providers face deadline

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:14 GMT
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has posted application packages for new and returning providersMore >>
    The close of business today is the registration deadline for Bright from the Start. The purpose of the program is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years. Programs are offered at local public schools or through private providers of preschool services.More >>

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  What better way to celebrate being one of the top ten teachers in the state, than with an ice cream party.

That's just what Lee County teacher of the year Coni Grebel did Thursday. The entire school was treated to Blue Bell Ice Cream and Grebel was given four half-gallons of her favorite Blue Bell flavor Butter Pecan.

The folks at Blue Bell say there's no finer work than being a teacher. Grebel says she's honored and doesn't want to disappoint the school or community.

"Where are we at today without teachers and so we just feel really strongly about that," said Charlie Brown of Blue Bell Ice Cream.

"I'm still very much in a why me kind of phase but at the same time it's been a great motivator I don't want to let the other teachers from southwest Georgia down," said Coni Grebel, Lee County Teacher of the Year.

As a state finalist, Grebel will get a classroom visit next week from the state panel who selects teacher of the year.

She'll also sit down in interviews with the panel. This is the first time Lee County's teacher of the year has been a state finalist. The teacher of the year will be announced in May.


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

Powered by WorldNow