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Best of the best: Teachers, staff members of the year announced

Faculties and staffs on each campus of Madison City Schools selected their choice for Teacher of the Year and Staff Member of the Year.

At Bob Jones High School, Amy Thaxton teaches English 11 and sponsors Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Athens State University. Staff member is registrar Dottie Miller.

First-grade teacher Colleen Johnson at Columbia Elementary School earned a bachelor’s degree at Athens State. Rose Brock works in the cafeteria.

Adrienne King teaches pre-algebra at Discovery Middle School. She received a master’s degree from Alabama A&M University. Anita Parker works as a clerical aide.

At Liberty Middle School, Amy Lyons teaches eighth-grade science. She holds a master’s degree from Freed-Hardeman University. Library aide Nancy DeMichele was the staff choice.

Tracee Maticee teaches kindergarten at Heritage Elementary School and holds a a master’s degree from University of Phoenix. Larry Rice is staff member of the year.

Horizon Elementary School chose second-grade teacher Annette Driggers, who received a master’s degree at Georgia State University. Nan Fraley is a substitute teacher.

Cynthia Rhodes teaches fourth-graders at Madison Elementary School and holds two bachelor’s degrees. Kimberly Persons works as a clerical aide.

At Mill Creek Elementary School, Leah Igo, a University of Alabama graduate, teaches second grade. Deidra Joffe assists with physical education.

Maureen Haas at Rainbow Elementary School earned a master’s degree in special education at Indiana Wesleyan University. Angela King works as a custodian.

At West Madison Elementary School, Minnie Tidwell teaches fifth grade. Merrill Beaton is a substitute teacher.

The Central Office recognized LaTwan Lynch.

Madison City Schools employees who retired are staff member Jimmy Nave and teacher Bonnie Williams, Bob Jones; teachers Gloria Boston and Melody Tew, Columbia; teachers Era Durough, Gerald Dennis and Jill Windham, Discovery; staff member Carol Law, Heritage; teacher Elaine Avery, Horizon; staff member Carolyn White, Madison; staff member Bonnie Layne, Mill Creek; and teacher Bonnie Smetzer, Rainbow.

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