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Editor's note: Today marks the first installment of a series of profiles on the 2009 teachers of the year, by school. We will end with a profile on the systemwide teacher of the year.

September 23, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


BoE staggers school start times

Looking to control discipline among students waiting for buses and traffic on streets around schools, the Bryan County Education has decided to stagger starting times for classes next school year.

At a meeting Thursday, the board decided:

May 30, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Adams named top teacher at BCMS

Bryan County Middle School has named Melissa Adams as their Teacher of the Year! Melissa has been teaching at Bryan County Middle School for six years and currently teaches 7th grade Life Science. "I am so honored that my fellow teachers felt that I was worthy of such an honor," Adams said. "I am just one of the many dedicated teachers at Bryan County Middle School." Principal Debbie Hamm had the following to say: "Mrs. Adams has a lot of hands-on activities that actively involves her students. She has accepted the challenge of having a standards-based classroom and is now ...

March 03, 2009 | | Education


Pena named top teacher at Richmond Hill High School

Richmond Hill High School special education teacher Kema Pena was recently named RHHS Teacher of the Year. Pena has been teaching for 13 years and has been at RHHS for two years now. "She is one of the most committed teachers I've ever seen as far as taking care of special needs kids," RHHS Principal Charles Spann said. "She's here early and stays late. She communicates well with the parents to keep them advised of the progress or lack of progress they might be making. She's just the kind of person we want here at Richmond Hill ...

February 28, 2009 | Ross Blair | Education


RHPS honors Pearl, Sun

Richmond Hill Primary School honored its' Teacher of the Year and Assistant of the Year during a ceremony in the media center on Feb. 17. The winners were decided by their peers. Teacher of the Year went to first grade teacher Mary Pearl (left). Among the comments made by her co-workers were that she is very creative, always willing to help, on top of all the latest educational strategies and spends her spare time teaching college students. Assistant of the Year went to Linda Sun. Among the comments made by her co-workers were that she loves the children, is considerate ...

February 21, 2009 | Ross Blair | Education


Bacon named NO. 1 at BCHS

Bryan County High's Haley Bacon was named Teacher of the Year Wednesday during a meeting of the BCHS faculty. Haley is a 2000 graduate of Bryan County High School and is in her fourth year of teaching. She was chosen after several rounds of voting by the faculty. Principal Harold Roach called Haley an outstanding young teacher and said BCHS is extremely fortunate to have her. "Ms. Bacon not only has great knowledge of her content, " he said, "but she presents the content in a way that all students can learn. She has accepted the challenge of the new ...

February 18, 2009 | | Education


RHES Teacher and Parapro of the Year

RHES's Paraprofessional of the Year Cindy Godsey and Teacher of the Year Shannon Roberson were honored by Principal Walt Barnes and their peers during a presentation in the RHES media center Thursday.

February 14, 2009 | Ross Blair | Education


Brown, Kennedy named Lanier’s best

Lanier Primary recently announced Ferra Brown (right) and Dawn Kennedy as Teacher of the Year and Paraprofessional of the year. Brown, a 10-year LPS first grade teacher, said, "It's wonderful. I enjoy the children. They learn so much." Principal Patti Newman said Brown "is a wonderful teacher who has a gift for reaching every child in her classroom. She was born to be a teacher." Kennedy, a para-pro at LPS for 19 years, has worked with Kindergarten for the last 10. She said, "It's amazing to see the things they learn, and the difference between the beginning and ...

February 11, 2009 | | Education


Walker named Carver's top teacher

Fourth grade teacher Pam Walker was named George Washington Carver's Teacher of the Year by Principal Crystal Morales in a recent reception held at the school's media center. Morales said the vote was close and spoke of the dedication of all the teachers. "Everything you do makes a difference to the children," she said. Walker said, "to receive this special recognition is humbling. I consider it a privilege to represent the Carver family as a teacher." See more top teachers in upcoming issues.

February 04, 2009 | Gina Sutherland | Education


RHHS concert in the park

January 02, 2009 | Ross Blair | Education


Cat's Eye View

Athletes in the off season

December 27, 2008 | | Education


School board talks about self-improvement

The Bryan County Board of Education talked about itself during a called meeting Tuesday morning in Pembroke.

December 25, 2008 | Gina Sutherland | Education


BoE honors students

Awards given at the Bryan County school board's Nov. 20 meeting:

December 11, 2008 | Ross Blair | Education


Cat's Eye View

The American Red Cross recently held a blood drive where students age 16 and up, teachers, and other members of the community who happened to stop by were invited to donate blood. While the blood drive is an annual event, different clubs at RHHS take turns helping out. This year Richmond Hill's Student Council, and its teacher sponsor Jennifer Sack, led the charge.

December 11, 2008 | Stephen Hundley | Education


Two teachers honored for their bright ideas

$2,607 awarded to Bryan County Schools

December 04, 2008 | Special to the News From Coastal Electric | Education


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Rotary Club honor student

Max Makhinson was named Junior Rotarian for the Month of September by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.

September 27, 2014 | | Education


Students simulate earthquake

Mrs. Pam Walker's fourth grade class at Carver Elementary used supplies sent in by parents to complete an Earthquake-Simulation project. Students learned how engineering, stability, and gravity are related to natural disasters as they built their multi-story structures. Students then recorded the effects of a simulated earthquake on their structure.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Public schools fight to keep teachers

Unfilled teaching jobs in Arizona are at a crisis level, AZ Central reports. There are over 527 job openings, resulting in crowded classrooms. One Phoenix-area district alone had 63 openings.

September 25, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Bryan Elementary kids solve math mystery

Bryan County Elementary school students enjoy their new connections classes by becoming detectives in a Math Scene Investigation. In the Math Lab class, Katelyn Finnegan encourages them to investigate and find clues to a math mystery. As they walk around the room to find and solve math clues, it is easy to see that the new connection classes are a big hit.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


GSU festival focuses on sciences

Georgia Southern University is gearing up for its second annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro, according to georgiasouthern.edu.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Students tackle weather forecasting

Mrs. Walker's fourth grade students at Carver Elementary recently became "Meteorologists of the Day."

September 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Command sergeant major speaks at BCHS

Army Command Sergeant Major Cameron Porter talked to more than 110 Bryan County High School JROTC students during an assembly last week. The career public affairs officer, assigned to the Armed Forces Network Command in Europe, talked to the junior cadets about what a positive influence the Army and military could play in their lives. He encouraged them to consider a career in the military when making the plans.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


State's online school has open seats

Georgia Connections Academy, a free public virtual charter school open to students from every county of the state, has openings for students in grades 9-12.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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