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Chalker, Hendley, and Allen win awards

Three individuals in the local school district have received awards from the Emanuel County Board of Education and Superintendent Scotty Hattaway.

Swainsboro Elementary School teacher and Swainsboro Middle School coach Corey Chalker received the F.A.M.I.L.Y. Award, Twin City Elementary data clerk Patti Hendley received the S.A.S. Award, and Swainsboro High School senior Torri Allen received the P.A.U.S.E. Award for the month of March.

The following quotes were penned and posted to Emanuel County Schools’ Facebook page to support Chalker, Hendley, and Allen winning the awards:

About Corey Chalker: “Mr. Corey always greets his students each morning and makes sure they are taken care of. Mr. Corey uses a variety of Methods in his classroom to help his students stay motivated. He treats each student as if they were his own. He is a very conscientious teacher that goes the extra mile for each of his students. He is always willing to take on anything we ask although he has other after-school duties. He is a hard worker and a team player, which makes him an invaluable part of our SES team.”

About Patti Hendley: “Patti Hendley is the bomb! She works hard every day for our students and our teachers. Whether it is assisting a staff member with an Infinite Campus issue, getting FTE lined up, working with a parent or another school to register a new student, shelving books, or helping a student find that ‘just right’ book, Patti always has a smile and is eager and ready to lend a helping hand. Not only is she a great staff member, she is also a great friend to so many in our school—and she bakes the best Patti Cakes.”

About Torri Allen: “Whether it is as a student in the classroom, cheerleader in athletics, or Work-Based Learning student at the Central Office, Torri always strives to give her best effort and is willing to go above and beyond to assist where needed.”

These three awards were implemented last year. The mission of the F.A.M.I.L.Y., S.A.S., and P.A.U.S.E. awards is to celebrate individuals who exemplify the familial ideals expected within the district as emphasized by Hattaway upon his arrival to Emanuel County Schools in August.

The acronyms stand for “Forget About Me, I Love You”; “Service Above Self”; and “Pupil Acknowledgement Using SAS/FAMILY Examples.”

The latest winners were announced during the board’s meeting last Tuesday, April 15.

Nominations for these three awards will continue to be accepted by the Emanuel County Schools from employees on a monthly basis.

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