Lowndes Co. school uses National Teacher Appreciation Day to name Teacher of the Year

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.

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