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    Montgomery educator ends school year strong

    Montgomery educator ends school year strong

    Monday, May 28 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-05-29 01:27:41 GMT
    Kris Crayton is a teacher at Jeff Davis High School (Source: WSFA 12 News)Kris Crayton is a teacher at Jeff Davis High School (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Kris Crayton is a teacher at Jeff Davis High School (Source: WSFA 12 News)Kris Crayton is a teacher at Jeff Davis High School (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This school year may be wrapping up, but that's not stopping one Montgomery educator from continuing to put 110% of his time and energy towards the kids he serves...

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    This school year may be wrapping up, but that's not stopping one Montgomery educator from continuing to put 110% of his time and energy towards the kids he serves...

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    Students turn into family at Union Springs Elementary

    Students turn into family at Union Springs Elementary

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:05:33 GMT
    Shelia Foy is a 4th grade teacher at Union Springs Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News).Shelia Foy is a 4th grade teacher at Union Springs Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News).
    Shelia Foy is a 4th grade teacher at Union Springs Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News).Shelia Foy is a 4th grade teacher at Union Springs Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    Summer break is almost here, but some students in Union Springs are sad to see that this year went by so quickly, and it's all because of their teacher...

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    Summer break is almost here, but some students in Union Springs are sad to see that this year went by so quickly, and it's all because of their teacher...

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    Teacher inspires students to set, exceed goals at Fitzpatrick Elementary

    Teacher inspires students to set, exceed goals at Fitzpatrick Elementary

    Monday, May 14 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-05-14 20:41:45 GMT
    Anita Hudson is a 5th grade teacher at Fitzpatrick Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News).Anita Hudson is a 5th grade teacher at Fitzpatrick Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    One teacher knows that her students are capable of great things in life, and she constantly thrives to makes sure they have the tools necessary to be successful.

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    One teacher knows that her students are capable of great things in life, and she constantly thrives to makes sure they have the tools necessary to be successful.

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    Building a strong educational foundation in Selma

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-05-08 11:23:51 GMT
    Shelbra McDonald is a teacher at Byrd Elementary School in Selma (Source: WSFA 12 News).Shelbra McDonald is a teacher at Byrd Elementary School in Selma (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    One teacher's journey in life was like most teens when she was about to graduate high school. She didn't know what she wanted to do with her life. But once her career path landed in education, she never looked back!

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    One teacher's journey in life was like most teens when she was about to graduate high school. She didn't know what she wanted to do with her life. But once her career path landed in education, she never looked back!

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    Building something to be proud of at Vaughn Road Elementary

    Building something to be proud of at Vaughn Road Elementary

    Monday, April 30 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-04-30 21:56:43 GMT
    Mary Lant Watson is a teacher at Vaughn Road Elementary. (Source: WSFA 12 News).Mary Lant Watson is a teacher at Vaughn Road Elementary. (Source: WSFA 12 News).
    Mary Lant Watson is a teacher at Vaughn Road Elementary (Source: WSFA 12 News).Mary Lant Watson is a teacher at Vaughn Road Elementary (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    One educator in Montgomery is living out her childhood dreams in the classroom, and learning along side her students everyday.

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    One educator in Montgomery is living out her childhood dreams in the classroom, and learning along side her students everyday.

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    Thriving through theater at St. James School

    Thriving through theater at St. James School

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:35:34 GMT
    Mr. Harrison is the theater teacher at St. James School (Source: WSFA 12 News).Mr. Harrison is the theater teacher at St. James School (Source: WSFA 12 News).
    Mr. Harrison is the theater teacher at St. James School (Source: WSFA 12 News).Mr. Harrison is the theater teacher at St. James School (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    St. James School is getting ready to put on their next big production; with the opening night of 'The Adam's Family' right around the corner, the head of the theater department is using this play as a opportunity to teach his students some important life lessons.

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    St. James School is getting ready to put on their next big production; with the opening night of 'The Adam's Family' right around the corner, the head of the theater department is using this play as a opportunity to teach his students some important life lessons.

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    College prep starts early in a Tuskegee Pre-K classroom

    College prep starts early in a Tuskegee Pre-K classroom

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:03:02 GMT
    Huguley isn't like a regular teacher. Her determination, dedication, and passion all help fuel her energetic spirit. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Huguley isn't like a regular teacher. Her determination, dedication, and passion all help fuel her energetic spirit. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Huguley isn't like a regular teacher. Her determination, dedication, and passion all help fuel her energetic spirit. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Huguley isn't like a regular teacher. Her determination, dedication, and passion all help fuel her energetic spirit. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The motto in one Tuskegee classroom revolves around the word T.E.A.M. -  one educator believes that Together, Everyone Achieves More!

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    The motto in one Tuskegee classroom revolves around the word T.E.A.M. -  one educator believes that Together, Everyone Achieves More!

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    Focused on hands on, fun learning in Auburn

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:00:26 GMT
    Heather Taylor is a Title One teacher at Yarbrough Elementary (Source: WSFA 12 News).Heather Taylor is a Title One teacher at Yarbrough Elementary (Source: WSFA 12 News).
    Heather Taylor is a Title One teacher at Yarbrough Elementary (Source: WSFA 12 News).Heather Taylor is a Title One teacher at Yarbrough Elementary (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    A title one teacher in Auburn is working with the kids at Yarbrough Elementary to help them grow as students while giving them the personalized attention they need.

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    A title one teacher in Auburn is working with the kids at Yarbrough Elementary to help them grow as students while giving them the personalized attention they need.

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    Setting a positive example for the students at Flowers Elementary

    Setting a positive example for the students at Flowers Elementary

    Monday, April 2 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-04-02 20:08:41 GMT
    Margaret Shanahan is a teacher at Flowers Elementary in Montgomery (Source: WSFA 12 News).Margaret Shanahan is a teacher at Flowers Elementary in Montgomery (Source: WSFA 12 News).
    Margaret Shanahan is a teacher at Flowers Elementary in Montgomery (Source: WSFA 12 News).Margaret Shanahan is a teacher at Flowers Elementary in Montgomery (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    One educator in Montgomery has a heart not only for helping students succeed in learning, but also for providing a positive example of someone who gives to others in need.

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    One educator in Montgomery has a heart not only for helping students succeed in learning, but also for providing a positive example of someone who gives to others in need.

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    Compassion filled classroom at Coosada Elementary

    Compassion filled classroom at Coosada Elementary

    Monday, March 26 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-03-26 18:35:16 GMT
    Janice Weekley, your this week's Class Act! (Source: WSFA 12 News)Janice Weekley, your this week's Class Act! (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Janice Weekley, your this week's Class Act! (Source: WSFA 12 News)Janice Weekley, your this week's Class Act! (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    One teacher at Coosada Elementary wants to make it fun and beneficial for her students and her name is Janice Weekley.

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    One teacher at Coosada Elementary wants to make it fun and beneficial for her students and her name is Janice Weekley.

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    Sparking curiosity with a new language at MacMillan

    Sparking curiosity with a new language at MacMillan

    Monday, March 19 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-03-19 23:11:44 GMT
    MacMillan students in Spanish class with teacher Mrs. Neglen (Source: WSFA 12 News).MacMillan students in Spanish class with teacher Mrs. Neglen (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    Learning a new language can be difficult, but one Spanish in Montgomery is making it fun for students of all ages and abilities!

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    Learning a new language can be difficult, but one Spanish in Montgomery is making it fun for students of all ages and abilities!

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    Providing students with a Christ-centered education on and off the field

    Providing students with a Christ-centered education on and off the field

    Monday, March 12 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-03-12 15:42:28 GMT
    John Dockins (Source: WSFA 12 News)John Dockins (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    John Dockins (Source: WSFA 12 News)John Dockins (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    At Alabama Christian Academy, the mission is to provide students with a quality, Christ-centered education that will prep them for their future.

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    At Alabama Christian Academy, the mission is to provide students with a quality, Christ-centered education that will prep them for their future.

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    Teaching teens the importance of math at Park Crossing

    Teaching teens the importance of math at Park Crossing

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 6:23 AM EST2018-03-06 11:23:02 GMT
    Monica Williams is a teacher at Park Crossing High School in Montgomery (Source: WSFA 12 News).Monica Williams is a teacher at Park Crossing High School in Montgomery (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    Math is often a class in school that students are not very fond of, but one educator in Montgomery is helping her kids fall in love with the subject before they head off to college.

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    Math is often a class in school that students are not very fond of, but one educator in Montgomery is helping her kids fall in love with the subject before they head off to college.

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    Excellence in all things at Booker T

    Excellence in all things at Booker T

    Monday, February 26 2018 7:41 PM EST2018-02-27 00:41:52 GMT
    Aijah Laffitte is a math teacher at Booker T Washington Magnet High School (Source: WSFA 12 News).Aijah Laffitte is a math teacher at Booker T Washington Magnet High School (Source: WSFA 12 News).
    Aijah Laffitte is a math teacher at Booker T Washington Magnet High School (Source: WSFA 12 News).Aijah Laffitte is a math teacher at Booker T Washington Magnet High School (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    One teacher is Montgomery is takes students who are struggling in math and helps them see it really can be an enjoyable subject to learn about.

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    One teacher is Montgomery is takes students who are struggling in math and helps them see it really can be an enjoyable subject to learn about.

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    Former Tuskegee student inspires next generation as teacher

    Former Tuskegee student inspires next generation as teacher

    Monday, February 19 2018 2:57 PM EST2018-02-19 19:57:44 GMT
    Angela Baker is a 7th grader English teacher at Tuskegee Institute Middle School (Source: WSFA 12 News).Angela Baker is a 7th grader English teacher at Tuskegee Institute Middle School (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    One educator in Tuskegee is giving her students the tools to see their potential while also sparking their creative side

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    One educator in Tuskegee is giving her students the tools to see their potential while also sparking their creative side

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    Wholeheartedly devoted to the learning process at Wrights Mill Road

    Wholeheartedly devoted to the learning process at Wrights Mill Road

    Monday, February 12 2018 5:11 PM EST2018-02-12 22:11:06 GMT
    Laura Collard is a 3rd grade teacher at Wrights Mill Road Elementary School in Auburn (Source: WSFA 12 News).Laura Collard is a 3rd grade teacher at Wrights Mill Road Elementary School in Auburn (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    Each student in a classroom is like a puzzle piece... one educator in Lee County works to put the pieces of her classroom together to build a strong community of kids.

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    Each student in a classroom is like a puzzle piece... one educator in Lee County works to put the pieces of her classroom together to build a strong community of kids.

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    Hitting all the right notes at Wetumpka Middle School

    Monday, February 5 2018 11:33 PM EST2018-02-06 04:33:41 GMT
    Diana Frazier is a music teacher at Wetumpka Middle School (Source: WSFA 12 News).Diana Frazier is a music teacher at Wetumpka Middle School (Source: WSFA 12 News).

    While listening to music is easy, learning to read and play it can be very difficult. One educator in Elmore County can take inspiring musicians and turns them into pros in no time!

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    While listening to music is easy, learning to read and play it can be very difficult. One educator in Elmore County can take inspiring musicians and turns them into pros in no time!

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    Guiding youngsters through life at Floyd Elementary

    Guiding youngsters through life at Floyd Elementary

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 4:41 AM EST2018-01-30 09:41:50 GMT
    Jennifer Lewis is a 1st grade teacher at Floyd Elementary School (source: WSFA 12 News).Jennifer Lewis is a 1st grade teacher at Floyd Elementary School (source: WSFA 12 News).

    One teacher in Montgomery credits her love of teaching to an educator from her past, and now she wants to pay it forwards to the next generation of learners.

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    One teacher in Montgomery credits her love of teaching to an educator from her past, and now she wants to pay it forwards to the next generation of learners.

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    Making a difference at a young age in Pike County

    Making a difference at a young age in Pike County

    Monday, January 15 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-01-16 00:19:02 GMT
    Megan Henderson is a kindergarten teacher at Pike Co. Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News)Megan Henderson is a kindergarten teacher at Pike Co. Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Building a strong education foundation is key to a child's future success... one educator in Brundidge takes that responsibility seriously, but she isn't afraid to have a little bit of fun, too.

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    Building a strong education foundation is key to a child's future success... one educator in Brundidge takes that responsibility seriously, but she isn't afraid to have a little bit of fun, too.

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  • Ready to engage, educate and inspire at MacMillan

    Monday, August 29 2016 11:01 AM EDT2016-08-29 15:01:03 GMT
    Amber Flen wins the Class Act award (Source: WSFA 12 News)Amber Flen wins the Class Act award (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    One local teacher is excited to start this school year so she can continue her mission of giving back and inspiring the next generation...

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    One local teacher is excited to start this school year so she can continue her mission of giving back and inspiring the next generation...

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  • 2 candidates prepare for final race for MPS school board seat

    2 candidates prepare for final race for MPS school board seat

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:39:23 GMT

    Robert Porterfield, the incumbent and current school board president, will go up against Claudia Mitchell in the Democratic primary run-off elections next week.

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    Robert Porterfield, the incumbent and current school board president, will go up against Claudia Mitchell in the Democratic primary run-off elections next week.

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  • MPS students say they're concerned about system's safety, politics

    MPS students say they're concerned about system's safety, politics

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-07-12 03:04:06 GMT
    A group of students from Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School said they had some concerns and questions about the future of their school system. (Source: WSFA 12 News)A group of students from Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School said they had some concerns and questions about the future of their school system. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    A group of students from Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School said they had some concerns and questions about the future of their school system. (Source: WSFA 12 News)A group of students from Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School said they had some concerns and questions about the future of their school system. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Ahead of next Tuesday’s run-off elections, a group of students from Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School said they had some concerns and questions about the future of their school system.

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    Ahead of next Tuesday’s run-off elections, a group of students from Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School said they had some concerns and questions about the future of their school system.

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  • Butler County school officials take next step in proposed property tax hike

    Butler County school officials take next step in proposed property tax hike

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-07-10 22:20:51 GMT
    Butler County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Strycker is proposing a $6 million tax increase that equates to an extra $3.75 per month for more funding for schools. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Butler County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Strycker is proposing a $6 million tax increase that equates to an extra $3.75 per month for more funding for schools. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Butler County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Strycker is proposing a $6 million tax increase that equates to an extra $3.75 per month for more funding for schools. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Butler County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Strycker is proposing a $6 million tax increase that equates to an extra $3.75 per month for more funding for schools. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Butler County school leaders will take a step closer this week in putting a property tax hike on the ballot.

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    Butler County school leaders will take a step closer this week in putting a property tax hike on the ballot.

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