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Keith Bates from Sand Rock School was Awarded October TWLN Teacher of the Month

PHOTO: Mr. Keith Bates with his second-grade class from Sand Rock School on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, with his award and gifts for being selected as October Teacher of the Month.

By: Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News

SAND ROCK- The Weekly Ledger News on Wednesday awarded Mr. Keith Bates, with the October Teacher of the Month award.

Mr. Bates is a second-grade teacher, assistant varsity football coach, assistant varsity softball coach, and head Jr. High/ J.V. softball coach from Sand Rock School in Sand Rock.

He is being recognized for his work as an Exceptional Education teacher and his dedication to his students and his outstanding ability to encourage and make students feel inspired. Encouragement is one of the most powerful tools a teacher can use. It is often the key to unlocking untapped potential in children, especially those who have trouble learning. That is why we love recognizing and giving back to outstanding teachers like Mr. Bates.

Along with receiving his Teacher of the Month award and golden apple, he also received a beautiful flower arrangement with candy from TWLN Teacher of the Month sponsor The Lily Pad Florist, along with gift vouchers from sponsors at Sherri's Bakery in Centre, Ashley Hunter at J & Co. Salon in Leesburg, We Ship It in Centre and Swafford Auction Group in Centre. Mr. Bates will also be receiving a gift basket from the Odyssey Fitness Group in Centre and as a special Thank you, from Tony's Pizza and Subs Mr. Bates and his second-grade class received pizzas that were delivered to them on Wednesday.

Ever Garrison said it best, “A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils,” and that is why here at The Weekly Ledger News we and our amazing TWLN Teacher of the Month sponsors want to celebrate our teachers and educational staff members that go above and beyond to be that compass for our students in this county each month.

Sponsored by:

The Lily Pad Florist

Sherri's Bakery

We Ship It

Swafford Auction Group

Odyssey Fitness Group

Ashley Hunter at J & Co. Salon

Tony's Pizza and Subs

Cherokee Electric Coop

Union State Bank

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