Friday, November 16, 2007

Lineville alumna wins state teaching honor

Proud parents John and Linda Garrett wrote in this week to let us know their daughter, Bonnie Garrett, has been named one of the Milken Family Foundation's top teachers in the country.

Garrett, 29, teaches biology and aerospace science at Ed White Middle School in Huntsville. She was Alabama's only recipient from Milken this year. The honor comes with a $25,000 check.

Garrett graduated from Lineville High School in 1996 and went on to earn a degree from Alabama A&M University. Her parents still live in Lineville.

"Ms. Garrett has exhibited the ability to motivate the difficult to teach students," Principal Annie Savage told The Huntsville Times. "Because of her calm demeanor and caring attitude, all of her students work up to their potential."

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