LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Lowndes County schools used National Teacher Appreciation Day to honor a teacher in their district who has made a big impact on her students.
Stephanie Peterson was chosen as Westside Elementary School's Teacher of the Year Tuesday morning.
Peterson is a second-grade teacher who district officials said has written several grants. She has also reached out to parents and community members to get an outdoor classroom, a chicken coop and a butterfly garden at the school.
School officials said Peterson encourages all of her students and works tirelessly every day ensure her students are challenged and successful.