The Johns Creek Special Needs Teacher of the Year winners are, from left, Chris Bray, Johns Creek High School; Matt McNamara, Autrey Mill Middle School; Heather Rogers, Findley Oaks Elementary School; and Margaret "Betsy" Shepherd, Shakerag Elementary School. (click for larger version)
April 15, 2014JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek Civitan Club named four local educators as Johns Creek Special Needs Teachers of the Year April 1 at the Standard Club in Johns Creek.
The teachers were nominated by school principals, and the Civitan Club selected two elementary school teachers, one middle school teacher and one high school teacher to be honored this year.
The four Johns Creek Special Needs Teachers of the Year are Heather Rogers of Findley Oaks Elementary School, Margaret "Betsy" Shepherd of Shakerag Elementary School, Matt McNamara of Autrey Mill Middle School and Chris Bray of Johns Creek High School.
"The Johns Creek Civitan Club is very proud to honor these teachers," said Michelle Hanchey, president of the Johns Creek Civitan Club. "The Special Needs Teacher of the Year award is our effort to highlight the commitment of these teachers and the huge impact they make on their students every day."
All of the Johns Creek Special Needs Teacher of the Year nominees were honored at the breakfast. Nominees included Kylie Kennedy of Abbotts Hill Elementary, Kerry O'Connor of Barnwell Elementary, Julie Mergler of Dolvin Elementary, Heather Rogers of Findley Oaks Elementary, Lynn Shebat of Hillside Elementary, Traci Fleck of Medlock Bridge Elementary, Ashley Short of Northwood Elementary, Margaret "Betsy" Shepherd of Shakerag Elementary, Amy Showfety of State Bridge Crossing Elementary, Beth Hawk of Wilson Creek Elementary, Matt McNamara of Autrey Mill Middle, Courtney Cox of River Trail Middle, Karen Echols of Taylor Road Middle, Jennifer Erickson of Centennial High, Sandra Tanner of Centennial High, Lee Keller of Chattahoochee High and Chris Bray of Johns Creek High.
Sponsors of the breakfast were Riley McLendon LLC, Whole Foods and 8ight.
The Johns Creek Civitan Club meets on the first and third Tuesday each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Standard Club, 6230 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek.
The club welcomes guests and new members on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit JohnsCreekCivitan.org.