She has also led a county-wide shoe collection for the past two years, collecting more than 1,000 pairs of shoes each year for the Soles4Souls organization. She has visited Haiti twice in the last six months, and established her own non-profit, L.O.V.E. for Haiti. In addition to challenging her students with academic skills, she also enjoys teaching her students that they can make a difference in the world.
“I work really hard to teach my children about cultural tolerance,” Perdue said. “Our nation is very diverse so it’s important for our students to learn early ... and understand the world outside of Milledgeville and Baldwin County boundaries. I teach them about life in other parts of the world and realize how fortunate we are.”
Perdue will be considered next spring to vie for the title of Georgia Teacher of the Year.
“We’re incredibly proud of her and all she has accomplished and all she will accomplish in the future,” Perdue’s mother Kim Hornsby said after the announcement Monday evening. “We love her and her family is very proud of her.”
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