Three educators named teachers of the year in Lanett

Published 6:19 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2019

During Monday night’s meeting of the Lanett City School Board, teachers of the year were recognized for W.O. Lance Elementary, Lanett Junior High and Lanett High.

Third grade teacher Carly Dumas was W.O. Lance Elementary’s teacher of the year.

“She’s very dedicated,” said her principal, Jamie Heard. “She’s the first teacher to arrive every day, getting to school at 6:30. She loves her students and is always there for them. She goes to their games and cheers for them. We are proud to have her as our teacher of the year.”

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Math teacher Tiffenie Dozer is the teacher of the year for Lanett Junior High. Her principal, Donna Bell, commended her for doing great work in the classroom.

“She keeps a firm hand, but when they do well she high fives them. I can’t say enough good things about her,” Bell said.

Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Elizabeth Brewer is the Lanett High teacher of the year. She’s been with the system for 26 years.

“She is a great asset to our system,” said LHS Principal Jennifer Boyd. “She can fill in gaps if the principal or assistant principal isn’t there. I keep telling her that I don’t want her to retire before I do.”

Brewer said that she had wanted to be a teacher since she was in the fourth grade and had enjoyed her time in Lanett.

Each teacher of the year winner received a large fruit basket donated by Bi-City Produce and Associated Paper. Each teacher also received a certificate of appreciation.

“We thank you for what you do,” said Superintendent Phillip Johnson. “We know that you have the boys and girls in your hearts.”