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Liberty schools honor top teachers
Liberty County Schools Teacher of the Year Darin Edgecomb receives an award, from left, Lewis Frasier Principal Jermaine Williams, BoE Chairwoman Lily Baker and Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee. - photo by Photo provided.

Darin Edgecomb, a seventh grade language arts teacher at Lewis Frasier Middle School was named district teacher of the year Thursday during the 2018 Teacher of the Year dinner at Bradwell Institute.

"I am still pinching myself to see if this moment is real," Edgecomb said. "I’m not in this profession for awards or accolades, so to receive an honor of this caliber is really humbling. I am so thankful to the Liberty County School System for selecting me as the Teacher of the Year."

The top teacher at each of the county’s schools were honored at the dinner.

Dr. Valya S. Lee, Liberty County superintendent of schools, said, "These teachers are agents of change in Liberty County Schools. They believe in their students and in turn their students believe in themselves. We are very proud of each and every one of them."

Teachers of the year are:

Pre-K — Brittany Sidbury

Button Gwinnett — Jeni Duncan

Frank Long — Ruthelyn Turner

Joseph Martin — Karen McDonald

Liberty Elementary — Susan Battyanyi

Lyman Hall — Denise Blackmon

Taylors Creek — Janice Brennan

Waldo Pafford — Jamie Rearley

Midway Middle — Angel James

Snelson Golden — Wanda Roberts

Bradwell — Joanna VanBelkum

Liberty County High — Brenton Hobby

Horizons Learning Center — Kay Eason

Liberty College and Career Academy — Connie Bragg.

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