Citizen Photo by Gary Sharp
Sandy Childress receives a proclamation from the State of Tennessee for her dedication to
teaching at the Thursday meeting of the Monroe County Board of Education. She is pictured with
School Board Chairman Bob Lovingood (left) and Director of Schools Mike Lowry.
|Published: 9:21 AM, 04/17/2013
||Last updated: 9:21 AM, 04/17/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-On the first day of class,
Sandy Childress tells her students, "I will love you, and you will
love me." That compassion and dedication for her students has
earned Childress recognition from the State of Tennessee.
Director of Schools Mike Lowry
presented a state proclamation from the General Assembly to the
Tellico Plains High School teacher at Thursday night's meeting of the
Board of Education, honoring her as an "outstanding teacher." Lowry said State Rep. John Forgety was going to try to present it to
Childress himself at the meeting, but was unable to attend.
"I was truly surprised to be honored
by Rep. John Forgety," Childress said in an interview with The
Advocate & Democrat. "His written proclamation is a special
gift I will always treasure."
Signed by Speaker of the House of
Rep. Beth Harwell, State Rep. Forgety and State Sen. Mike
Bell, the proclamation said that Childress "exemplifies what being
a teacher is all about" and described her many accolades in her 30
years of teaching.
See full story in the Wednesday, April 17, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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