Shannon Anderson’s fifth grade students celebrate with her after she was named Morgan County’s Elementary Teacher of the Year on Friday. | Clif Knight

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Published 12:58pm Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Anderson is in her ninth year of teaching at Danville Middle. A graduate of Falkville High School, she earned a B.S. degree in elementary education from Athens State University and received a M.S. degree in education from the University of West Alabama.

She and her husband Stan are the parents of a daughter, Ella Kate, four, and make their home in Hartselle.

“It’s an honor to be able to do what I do every day, working with a wonderful group of people and making a difference in the lives of my students,” she stated.

Greene is a homegrown teacher with 17 years of experience. She attended Cotaco School and graduated from Brewer High School in 1983. She received a B.S. degree in secondary education from Athens State University and a Masters degree in education from Arkansas State University. During her tenure at Cotaco, she has taught social studies, science and computer applications.

She and her husband Randy who is employed at Nucor have two children, Weston, 16, and Molly, 15, who attend Brewer High School.

Cindy Greene’s computer applications students celebrate with her after she was named Morgan County’s Secondary Teacher of the Year on Friday. | Clif Knight

“I have the most wonderful co-workers and administrators who make my job much easier,” she said. “They are truly deserving of sharing this honor with me. The community (parents and students) has been very supportive of my work. I love teaching at Cotaco.”

The Teacher of the Year program is open to nominations from any school in the system. Applications are evaluated by a committee consisting of the previous year’s honorees, Superintendent, a representative of the central staff, a school board member and a parent. Nominees remain anonymous throughout the selection process.

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