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May 8, 2013

Baldwin County Teacher of the Year winner diversifies students

MILLEDGEVILLE — The 2012-2013 Baldwin County Teacher of the Year Dianna Hornsby Perdue said she is blessed to continue her career by making a positive impact on the future, teaching the love of learning to a new generation of young, energetic students.

“I consider myself lucky to be a teacher. We have the capability to make students love or hate school, so I strive to be as positive as I can be to teach them respect for authority and just doing the best they can,” said Perdue, a first through third grade gifted resource teacher at Creekside Elementary School. “I feel very blessed to be part of Creekside because we’re like a big family. I work with a lot of different teachers; we’re part of a staff that works so well together to collaborate and meet the needs of our students.”

Families, friends and fellow colleagues gathered in the Baldwin Fine Arts Center Monday for the annual Teacher of the Year and Retirement Celebration to support six candidates, one from each school in the Baldwin County public school system. Baldwin High School’s Teacher of the Year representative Bradley Hall was not recognized due to personnel reasons.

Organized by the Teacher of the Year Celebration Committee, the ceremony began with a presentation of colors by the high school NJROTC and performance of the national anthem by student Melissa Harrell. School Superintendent Geneva Braziel welcomed those in attendance before a video slide show highlighted each school’s winner. 

Administrators recognized the Teacher of the Year from their respective schools. Blandy Hills Elementary School Principal Charlene Thorpe introduced Yvonne Thompson; Creekside Principal Tracy Clark introduced Perdue; Eagle Ridge Elementary School Principal Jeanette Scott introduced Tammy Fietkau; Early Learning Center Director Blanche Lamb introduced LaKathy Baker; Midway Elementary School Principal Antonio Ingram introduced Emily Wilson; and Oak Hill Middle School Principal Linda Ramsey introduced Alicia Jenkins.

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