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Toombs Teacher of Year
Monday, 14 November 2011

November 14--  The Toombs County school system chooses a Special Ed teacher as its "Teacher of the Year."

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Travis with his wife, Tanisha, and sons, Whitt and Levi.

Travis Ellington, who is also the high school wrestling coach, was planning to be a physical education teacher.  Then something happened.

"I was taking an exceptional child class during my sophomore year in college and I meet a young man who changed my life.  He was a little autistic boy and he was very intriguing to me and I just fell in love with him and ever since then I've wanted to help children with special needs and help them be productive citizens like everyone else," Ellington says.

"Each one of these children are someone's prize possession.  They have every right to get as much education as everybody else and just to see them do well and grasp something is a real pleasure for me to see," he says.

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Also nominated for the system-wide honor were "Teachers of the Year" at other schools including (L-R) Londa Braddy at Lyons Upper Elementary, Lori Burkett at Toombs County Middle School, Rhonda McBride at Toombs Central Elementary, (Coach Ellington), and Rhonda Benton at Lyons Primary School.

School Superintendent Dr. Kendall Brantley also announced that all of the schools in Toombs County have been "Accredited With Quality" by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

 
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