VFW Teacher of the Year from Ott Elementary
Shelly Lawrence, a first grade teacher at Ott Elementary School, has been chosen as the VFW Teacher of the Year for Jackson County. Lawrence was nominated by co-worker Angie Warner. After winning Teacher of the Year for the local VFW Post (#6603), Lawrence’s name was submitted to county-wide judges. She swept the field for her innovative teaching, resource development methods, and dedication to education.
Judges were also impressed by her promotion of civic responsibility and patriotism. Lawrence was honored with her award during Ott Elementary’s annual Founder’s Day program. Veteran Carl Tate presented Lawrence with two plaques and a check for $100.