WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (Houston County Schools)-- Fifteen teachers of Gifted and Advanced Placement students were honored recently by the Houston County Board of Education Gifted Department. Each teacher was presented $500 and a certificate as a recipient of the Houston County Education Assistance Fund on behalf of the Manoj H. Shah family. Teachers are chosen for their enthusiasm, devotion and effectiveness in honors and advanced placement programs.
The Shah family initiated this gift several years ago at Warner Robins High and over time has extended it to all of the high schools. The advanced placement and honors programs offer motivated students unique opportunities to further their education. From the sciences to the humanities, dedicated teachers have been paramount in the success of these advanced classes.
"Dr. and Mrs. Shah are strong supporters of education in general, and of gifted and honors education specifically," commented Jan Jacobsen, Director of Gifted Education and Advanced Placement Coordinator. "They feel that their children benefited greatly from the higher level classes that they took while students at Warner Robins High. This award is their way of supporting our school system's gifted program and dedicated teachers."
Congratulations to the following teachers who received an award this year and were recently recognized at a reception. A few of the honorees are pictured above.
Houston County High- Sherin Hinnant, Gifted Lead Teacher/Honors British Lit
Houston County High- John Fitzgerald, AP Physics
Houston County High- Maggie Grange, AP Calculus AB and BC
Northside High- Kim Stewart, Gifted Lead Teacher and AP Geo, Humanities
Northside High- Patricia Ogletree, AP Calculus
Northside High- Donna Havrilla, AP Lit
Perry High- Susan Bray, Honors British Lit and Honors American Lit
Perry High- Emily Heath, Honors Chemistry and Physics
Perry High- Cathy Heller, AP Art
Veterans High- Christie Wall, Gifted Lead Teacher and AP Language
Veterans High- Dave Gibbs, AP Statistics
Veterans High- David Shepherd, AP US History
Warner Robins High- Pam Stanescu, AP European History, Humanities
Warner Robins High- Randi Collier, Gifted Lead Teacher and AP Chemistry
Warner Robins High- Louis Leskosky, Humanities, AP Government Comparable