Southeast GLRS is a part of a network of seventeen sites to provide professional learning and other resources to educators and families of students with disabilities.
Southeast GLRS serves school systems in District 14. This includes Appling, Bulloch, Candler, Evans, Jeff Davis, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Wayne and Vidalia City School Systems. Southeast GLRS also serves Cedarwood GNETS and the Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology.
The District 14 Special Education Teacher of the Year Luncheon was held recently at the Forest Heights country Club in Statesboro. Special education teachers from eight school systems were chosen by their peers for this recognition. This dedicated group of teachers works with students who have a variety of special needs on many different grade levels. Each teacher received a trophy, a few mementos of the day and the gratitude of their special education administrators who attended the event with them. Recipients of the 2013 Special Education Teacher of the Year are: Appling County, Denise Rooks; Candler County, Rosa DeLoach; Cedarwood Georgia Network for Education and Therapeutic Support, (GNETS) Christy Griffin; Evans County, Sherrie Martin; Jeff Davis County, Pam Starling; Toombs County, Mary Georgia Moore; Wayne County Amanda Hardee.
Lauren Eckman, Georgia Teacher of the Year, addressed the group on her experience in teaching students to imagine the possibilities. Lauren Eckman, a teacher for the Georgia Academy of the Blind was chosen to represent the over 100,000 teachers in Georgia for 2013.
The event was sponsored by the District 14 Special Education Leadership Consortium and Southeast Georgia Learning Resources System, (GLRS). Southeast GLRS is located in Claxton and provides training and resources to educators and families of students with disabilities.