I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
It takes a special calling for a person to become a teacher. This past week, Rockdale County honored such a teacher, Amy Autry, a special education teacher at Lorraine Elementary, as Rockdale County Teacher of the Year.
Our publisher many years ago was involved for a year in working with special needs children. In working with these children, you have the great opportunity to spend your life molding and encouraging a special spirit that each of us has in us no matter if we are disabled or not.
We salute Amy Autry's dedication and are proud to call her our Teacher of the Year.