On February 19th Southeast GLRS and the special education directors of District 14 honored special educators that were selected as the Debra Brantley Award recipients of the year for their individual school districts. This year was very special to a lot of us because it was our 1st Annual District 14 Debra Brantley Award Recognition Banquet. Debra Brantley was a long-time special educator who exemplified what it truly means to be an advocate for children. Teachers and their families from Appling, Candler, Cedarwood GNETS Program, Jeff Davis, Tattnall, Toombs, Vidalia City and Wayne County Schools gathered in Metter for a luncheon in their honor. The Georgia Teacher of the Year from Chatham County, Mr. Ernie Lee delivered the keynote address.
Pictured above: Annie Brown of Tattnall County Schools, Shona Pate of Appling County Schools, Melody Westberry of Wayne County Schools, Leslie Seabury of Vidalia City Schools, Kaye Daniel of Jeff Davis County Schools, Adrian Hobbs of the Cedarwood GNETS Program, James Brantley of Candler County Schools and Selina Brantley of Toombs County Schools.
We would also like to say a special Thank You to the Candler County Black Tie Tigers for helping make this banquet such a success. Great Job!!!