Marnie Seber is a Class Act, and she has the award to prove it.
Seber, a severe and profound special education teacher at Middle Ridge Elementary School, was recently honored with a Class Act Award by Atlanta television station 11Alive education reporter Donna Lowry.
Seber, one of 31 teachers to earn the honor out of 300 nominations, was nominated by Adam and Sharon Troche, whose son Andre, 6, is in her class.
"This is his first year in school and it was very hard to let him go," said Sharon Troche. "But when I saw how Ms. Seber responds to the students' needs-she's very patient and very loving-I was more relaxed. When Andre comes home he always has a big smile on his face."
"Special education teachers don't receive the credit they deserve for the work they do," said Adam Troche.
A profile of Ms. Seber and her class will air during the 6:30 a.m. news broadcast on the station on Monday, and at 10 p.m. on WATL-TV.