Teach Fresh, Learn Green Winners
Teacher's Name: Lindsey Edwards
Teacher's School: Shannon Johnson Elementary
"Lindsey Edwards is ALL about recycling! She has setup recycling containers and centers at her school and includes lessons on recycling for everyday life. She is a science teacher and has shown how long it takes for some items to decompose and how others will not, and how important it is to our Mother Earth to Recycle, Reuse and to Reduce our waste, conserve our natural resources and protect our environment! She has contacted the city and county to try and setup a recycling program County wide."
Teacher's Name: Christy Johnson
Teacher's School: Glenn Marshall Elementary
"Ms. Johnson encourages our whole school to recycle. The 5 th graders have a recycling team that collects the recyclables. Ms. Johnson has shared water bottles with my daughter for making bird feeders out of recycled water bottles. Ms. Johnson has also worked on a Wetlands project at school."
Teacher's Name: Maria Werzler
Teacher's School: Southern Middle School
"My name is Sara Talbott and I volunteer in Maria Wertzler's room. She is a teacher at Southern middle school and she teaches Family and Consumer Sciences education (Home Ec). I saw this and knew I needed to nominate her because she does such a great job of teaching and educating her students on ways to be responsible consumers. She teaches them methods to dispose of items, the importance of recycling and also "upcycling". She shows them creative ways to reuse items or creat them into different items. SHe did this cool project where she had them create scarves out of old tshirts and they were so cute. I think Ms. wertzler truely does a great job in teaching the kids how to be "ecofriendly" and practices these methods herself. She recycles items that she can get her hands on. I truely think she is an amazing "go green" teacher. Please consider her for this fun contest and thank you for thinking of teachers."
Teacher's Name: Holly Linville
Teacher's School: Deming school, Robertson County
"Mrs. Holly Linville has inspired the 4th,5th and 6th graders at Deming elementary to go green by teaching the kids that everything can be recycled. She has inspired my daughter to save plastic lids to donate to Shriners hospital, flip flops, potato chip bags, juice bags, etc. Once donated, the kids get to choose a charity to donate money to. My entire family had been inspired to recycle because of holly. She is a great inspiration and role model for young people to recycle so that we can preserve for our future."
Teacher's Name: Andrea Baker
Teacher's School: Edith J. Hayes
"This teacher has been wonderful with my son. He dreaded going to school this year until he met his teacher. Now he loves going to school, and his grades are reflecting it. She is very motivational and deserves recognition."
"Mrs. Baker taught us about recycling, reusing, and reducing. She brought it to our attention that the environment must taken care otherwise we will run out of resources. She taught us many ways to conserve energy and resources."
Teacher's Name: Gayla Thompson
Teacher's School: Georgetown Middle School
"Dear Lex 18/Subway,
Have you ever thought about going green? In today's world, people talk about going green, but what does that really mean? You can do all sorts of little tasks that make overall differences. When I was in the sixth grade, I had an outstanding science teacher, Dr. Thompson. We did many activities to help us learn more about going green. Some things that we learned about were how to be environmentally green, how to become green leaders, and how to live green. All of these concepts are essential to being a green person."