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Thomas Co. teacher earns "Master Teacher" certification

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

A Thomas County teacher has been named among 58 Georgia teachers who have earned the certification of "Master Teacher."

Carolyn Clifton of Thomas County has earned the high ranking certification. She teaches fourth grade at Cross Creek Elementary School.

"We have excellent teachers at Cross Creek Elementary and in Thomas County," says Clifton. "I was excited to be certified, but it all goes back to the students, because this reflects on how hard they have worked and how much they have achieved."

Gov. Nathan Deal made the announcement Tuesday morning. The certification is based on demonstrated excellence in student achievement and student growth for 2013.

"I am proud of Georgia's Master Teachers for their tireless efforts to enrich the minds and lives of our students and for their ongoing work toward reaching our state's goal of providing a high-quality teacher in every classroom," said Deal. "Georgia continues to make tremendous strides in improving educational opportunities for our students, and I am unwavering in my support of the critical link between effective teachers and student achievement."

According to information from Thomas County Schools, Clifton has experience in third and fourth grade, and attended school in the Thomas County school system. She attended Georgia Southern and Valdosta for her college education.

Master Teachers are eligible to automatically renew their teaching certificates as long as they continue to qualify for Master Teacher status.

For more information on the Master Teacher program, please visit http://www.gamasterteachers.org or send an email to MasterTeachers@gapsc.com.

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