Kerry Swindell has only been teaching for the last five years, but her love of the job and desire to make children lifetime learners has made her good at what she does.
And Bryan County Middle School showed it’s appreciation recently when it named Swindell its Teacher of the Year.
“I am honored and very grateful to be a part of a team of fellow teachers that support and encourage each other,” Swindell said. “For them to recognize me when each one of them is as deserving is very humbling.”
Swindell, who teaches sixth-grade math at BCMS, said she learned from her parents to always choose a course of action that helps someone, a lesson that eventually led her to a career in teaching.
“(My parents’) principle has proven to be very valuable and rewarding,” she said. “It does not matter the nature of the job if at the end of each day, when you have done your best, you are able to say, ‘Today I helped someone.’
“As a teacher, each day I help students to pursue their dreams of becoming whatever they wish to be.”
For more, pick up a copy of the April 9 edition of the News.