Teachers take top honors - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Teachers take top honors

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Kids have a Health Fair in Baconton

    Kids have a Health Fair in Baconton

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:06:09 GMT
    Over 300 Mitchell County children learned how to fight obesity with gardening  tips and information on healthy eating. The North Mitchell County Elementary School hosted its second kids' health fair inMore >>
    Over 300 Mitchell County children learned how to fight obesity with gardening  tips and information on healthy eating. More >>
  • Today's the day for News on the Road!

    Today's the day for News on the Road!

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:55:52 GMT
    WALB News 10 is hitting the road for our 60th anniversary. You might remember this photo from 2004. Yolanda, Dawn, and Ben having fun with the Ladies of the Red Hat Society in Tifton for WALB's 50thMore >>
    WALB News 10 is on the road for our 60th anniversary. We hope you'll come out to see Yolanda, Ben and Tara Herrschaft and don't forget to take your smart phones.More >>
  • Doerun man accused of eluding police on ATV

    Doerun man accused of eluding police on ATV

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:52:33 GMT
    A Doerun man accused of trying to elude police continues to recover at a Tallahassee hospital after a short pursuit ended in a crash Sunday.  Officers said 21 year-old Brandon Michael Reynolds was drivingMore >>
    A Doerun man accused of trying to elude police continues to recover at a Tallahassee hospital after a short pursuit ended in a crash Sunday.More >>

August 4, 2004

Valdosta - Two South Georgia teachers are recognized as the best in their school systems.

Melanie Mares is the Lowndes County teacher of the year. She teaches 6th grade English and Reading at Lowndes Middle School, and says the best part of her job is forming lasting relationships with her students. "Its very rewarding when they write little notes that tell me something that they've learned or one student last year brought me his home run ball from the game, and little things like that just let me know that I'm making a difference," said Mares.

Shenell Collier was named the teacher of the year for the Valdosta city school system today. She teaches social studies at Valdosta High's 9th grade academy. "I knew at a young age if I got an education I would be ok and that's the kind of thing I try to get across to my students, that if you get a good education, it empowers you and you can do anything you want to do in life," said Collier.

Both teachers received a plaque, prize packages, and will be featured on a bill board together in October.

posted at 4:15 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com

Powered by WorldNow