ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County school board temporarily suspended their own school-naming policy to rename a building after a "beloved" former teacher.
The Isabella Educational Complex in East Albany will be renamed in honor of Dr. Walter Judge.
Dr. Judge, who currently sits on a school system committee, spent decades working within the Dougherty County School System. "The school system is like a home to me. I've spent most of my working years in the office, doing something, in the classroom. To have this happen is really a terrific feeling."
The school board is going to take a look at permanently revising their current naming policy for buildings, which doesn't now allow for living persons to have a school named in their honor.
Dr. Judge's long and dedicated service is the reason cited by the board for unanimously voting to name Isabella after him.