Dedicated teachers play a huge role in the lives of their students, and in honor of that important responsibility, Clayton State University’s Department of Teacher Education recognizes two local educators with the Teacher Excellence Recognition Initiative (TERI) award.
Trudy Willis-Jones of Eula Wilborn Ponds Perry Learning Center in Jonesboro, GA and Jeanne Andres of Lovejoy High School in Hampton, GA were presented the TERI award in October. As part of being recognized for this honor, both recipients were also given a $1000 stipend plus $250 to be used for classroom materials.
TERI is designed to annually recognize two high school teachers from Clayton County Public Schools who demonstrate excellence in teaching and exemplify the Clayton State learning experience in their own classrooms. Nominations may come from the teachers themselves, a peer, a principal, or a Clayton State University faculty member. Each high school principal reviews the nominations from his/her school and submits no more than one nomination to the Clayton State University Office of the Provost. A Clayton State selection committee chosen by the Provost evaluates all nominations and then selects two teachers from the 10 nominations for the award.
The TERI awards are made possible through the generosity of the Jack and Sherry Hancock Clayton County High School Faculty Recognition Collaborative, in conjunction with the Clayton State University Annual Professorship Program.