Teacher recognized for 50 years of service - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Teacher recognized for 50 years of service

Williams taught in the school system for 50 years. (Source: WALB) Williams taught in the school system for 50 years. (Source: WALB)
She ended her career at Radium Springs Elementary.  (Source: WALB) She ended her career at Radium Springs Elementary.  (Source: WALB)
JD Sumner is the Dougherty County School Spokesman. (Source: WALB) JD Sumner is the Dougherty County School Spokesman. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

An educator who influenced the lives of generations of children in Dougherty County was recognized Wednesday for her service.

Thelma Williams retired after 52 years in the classroom.

She spent 50 of those years teaching music at six different schools in Dougherty County.

She ended her career at Radium Springs Elementary.  

She was honored at the school board meeting. 

School leaders said Williams will be missed. 

"To have a full career of fifty years is very impressive," said Dougherty County Schools spokesperson JD Sumner. "It really is quite an accomplishment." 

Williams taught an estimated 25,000 students during her time. 

Copyright 2016 WALB. All rights reserved. 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Albany officials urge residents to be aware of sewage spill at Flint River

    Albany officials urge residents to be aware of sewage spill at Flint River

    Friday, May 25 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-05-25 20:01:29 GMT
    Albany officials are urging residents to be aware of the residual sewage along the Flint River in downtown Albany after a spill. (Source: WALB)Albany officials are urging residents to be aware of the residual sewage along the Flint River in downtown Albany after a spill. (Source: WALB)

    Albany officials are urging residents to be aware of the residual sewage along the Flint River in downtown Albany after a spill. 

    More >>

    Albany officials are urging residents to be aware of the residual sewage along the Flint River in downtown Albany after a spill. 

    More >>
  • 2 arrested after overnight Valdosta drug bust

    2 arrested after overnight Valdosta drug bust

    Friday, May 25 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-05-25 19:51:11 GMT
    $10,000 of marijuana was found during a drug bust. (Source: Valdosta Police Department)$10,000 of marijuana was found during a drug bust. (Source: Valdosta Police Department)
    $10,000 of marijuana was found during a drug bust. (Source: Valdosta Police Department)$10,000 of marijuana was found during a drug bust. (Source: Valdosta Police Department)

    Two people were arrested after an overnight drug bust in Valdosta.

    More >>

    Two people were arrested after an overnight drug bust in Valdosta.

    More >>
  • Who's closed on Memorial Day?

    Who's closed on Memorial Day?

    Friday, May 25 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-05-25 19:44:48 GMT
    Some restaurants will be closed on Memorial Day. (Source: Pixabay)Some restaurants will be closed on Memorial Day. (Source: Pixabay)
    Some restaurants will be closed on Memorial Day. (Source: Pixabay)Some restaurants will be closed on Memorial Day. (Source: Pixabay)

    On Memorial Day, many businesses are either closed or alter hours in remembrance of the holiday.

    More >>

    On Memorial Day, many businesses are either closed or alter hours in remembrance of the holiday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly