ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal will be in Albany Monday morning visiting several schools for Teacher Appreciation Week.
This is Mrs. Deal's second trip to southwest Georgia in the last few months, in March she read to students in Tift County for "Read Across America," and this time she is back to celebrate teachers.
Education Outreach Coordinator Pam Williams says the First Lady of Georgia has a passion for educators, partly due to her background in teaching. Williams says Governor Nathan Deal grew up in a household in which both parents were teachers as well. Williams' believes early on the two were taught the value of education.
"I just think you should thank a teacher. We all have a teacher that was special to us and sometimes we get wrapped up in our everyday and forget how important they are...they are preparing our doctors, our lawyers...our society" Williams said.
Mrs. Deal's first visit is at Albany High School at 10:00 A.M., Merry Acres Middle at 10:40 A.M., Lake Park at 11:20 A.M., Robert Cross at noon followed by West Town at 1 P.M.