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Thomas County teacher honored for including pre-K students

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October 16, 2006

Thomas County-  A Thomas County teacher is selected from teachers statewide as the Certified teacher of the Year by the Georgia Association on Young Children.  Joanna Green is a pre-K teacher at Hand-In-Hand Primary School in Thomas County. 

The school won a Winning Team Grant that allows the school to include special needs Pre-K students in regular classrooms.  While some teachers were scared of students with disabilities, Green rose to the challenge. 

"They just learn from each other, and they love each other and it's just really rewarding to watch how they interact and they accept one another, that's so important for children to learn," said Joanna Green, Hand in Hand Pre-K Teacher. 

Green modified her classroom to deal with the student's special needs.  She was nominated for the award by the school's principal.

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