DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Board of Education honored area educators with Faculty of the Month Awards at Monday’s meeting.
Those cited include Laura Fitts Blackburn Elementary, Laura Stanton Longbranch Elementary, Jennifer Wade Lumpkin County Elementary, Kyle Truelove Lumpkin County Middle and Major Jeff Moran Lumpkin County High School.
Other awards presented include Tabitha Lee for transportation, Denny Tolbert for maintenance, Virginia Bryan for parapro, Dott Kerr for school nutrition and Marilyn Bartills for administrative support.
Board members noted that the spotlight school of the month, Blackburn Elementary School, where their theme for this year is ‘Be Awesome Today’. In which the mission of Blackburn Elementary School is to prepare their students to meet life’s challenges and opportunities by providing a solid foundation on which to build educational and personal success.
It was also announced that all county schools have been accredited with quality according to the Advanced Education Accreditation process and the Georgia Accreditation Committee.
The owner of Picnic Café, Sam Norton, was recognized for his outstanding service, in receiving October Business Partner. In which he humbly stated ‘everyone should contribute to the best of their abilities’. Mr. Norton has continuously been an active member in our community providing lunches and especially cookies to students!
October, is Bus Safety Month. The designated safety week is Oct. 17th through the 21st and Oct. 17th has been designated Bus Driver Appreciation Day.