Ten Tift County public school teachers were "tapped" this week as recipients of the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Foundation representatives, school officials, and recipients' family members surprised the educators with the honor at their schools, in their classrooms.
The teachers honored this week were:
Kelly Merritt, Annie Belle Clark Elementary
Eve Rogers, Eighth Street Middle School
Brittany Kicklighter, Eighth Street Middle School
Noelle McCurdy, G O Bailey Elementary
Lisa Delk, Northeast Middle School
Zaronna Hamilton, Northeast Middle School
Paula Evans, Matt Wilson Elementary
Jill Crumley, Northside Elementary
Greta Simmons, Len Lastinger Elementary
Carl Nichols, Tift County High School
The teachers are nominated by a student, parent, peer or administrator.
“This is the 32nd straight year that the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence (TCFEE) has ‘tapped’ exceptional teachers in recognition of their outstanding performance in the classroom," said Laura Cutts, TCFEE executive director. Honoring them is at the heart of the TCFEE’s mission.”
In the three plus decades that the Foundation has been recognizing teachers of excellence in Tift County public schools, 340 educators have been honored.