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10 Country: Special teacher

April 29, 2002

Thomasville--   In classroom G-3 at Thomasville High School, students expect to learn classic literature.

They learn much more than stories such as Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Death of a Salesman .

They learn about life. “There comes a time when all of us have to learn that we’ve got to deal with the consequences of our actions, whatever they are,”said teacher LynnStowers. A topic prompted by their study of the “Death of a Salesman.”

Stowers teaches them to read between the lines. “People in a family need to help other members grow.”

She started teaching in 1965, and in those years, she has seen students gradually change. “They have not been told at home: No!”

But not in her class. “She’ll push you to do five times the work you would do in another class,” says Raphael Young.

That pushing and caring for her students doesn’t go unnoticed. She received her first Star teacher award back in 1973 with many more to follow. Her eighth Star Teacher award came in 1998.

Stephanie Collins made number 11 happen in 2003. “She was the obvious choice,”said Star Student Stephanie Collins.

Lynn Stowers credits her 11 Star Teacher awards to the young people. “It’s a wonderful honor. I think I have been very,very, very fortunate in the kids that I teach. I really do. I know a lot of teachers who deserve this but will never get it,” Stowers said.

In education, they define teachers as those who can put something into a student, with an educator not only putting something into a student, but, also later, brings that something out of the student. Using those definitions, Lynn Stowers rates as much more than a star teacher, more like a star educator. 

Star Student Stephanie Collins made 1,463 on the Scholastic Aptitude test out of 1,600 possible points.

posted at 8:15AM by dave.miller@walb.com

 

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