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15 DCSS Teachers Honored in 40 Under 40 List


The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and the Albany Herald have recognized 15 Dougherty County School System teachers in its list of the city’s top young leaders.


“40 Under Forty” is an annual recognition of leaders from a broad cross section of business, industry and public service.


“Today’s honorees are growing, capable and impressive representatives of the leadership here in Albany,” Jenny Savelle, chairman of the board for the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, said in a press release from the Chamber of Commerce..

Albany Herald General Manager Ken Boler said it was hard to select just 40 because so many good recommendations and impressive resumes were submitted for consideration.

“I would like to recognize more,” Boler said.

To qualify for consideration, an individual must be younger than 40. Forty men and women are chosen from the nominees.

The system had 15 classroom leaders chosen by the nominating committee to be on this year’s list.

"These teachers are just a sample of the kind of classroom leaders we have in the DCSS. Because of them, and others just like them throughout the district, we've been able to improve our schools and provide new opportunities for our students.," Sonya Spillers with the DCSS’ Public Information Office said.

The DCSS staff honored were:

Trakeyma Baisden

Jasamine Dixon

Chiekara Jackson

Richard Kennedy, Jr.

La’Toya Mobley

Renee Strickland

Tammi Spann

Rebecca Strickland

Lauren Stripling

Yneikia Toney

Jordan Waller

Shane Williams

Shanekia Williams

Jennifer Acree

Lydia Zuern

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