ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thursday evening Sherri Smith Hubbard was honored as the Teacher of the Year in the Dougherty County School System.
She teaches social studies at Radium Springs Middle Magnet School of the Arts.
School officials it's important to show appreciation each year for their teachers who work so hard.
"Teachers have such influence on children and the youth of our society. I think their work is among one of the most important in the country, and they are seldom appreciated and they are not overpaid. We want to make sure they feel like the work they do is so worthwhile," says R.D. Harter, with the Dougherty County School System.
At tonight's banquet, the system honored teachers of the year from each of 25 schools as well as the eight finalists.