By DONNA HARRIS
Schools may be closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but that’s not stopping the Bartow County School System from handing out awards to deserving educators who support the district’s exceptional education students.
Three teachers — Stormy Ruff, Michele Cole and Amber Benefield – were recognized last Wednesday as BCSS Exceptional Education Outstanding Employees, and parent mentor Kim Chester received the second annual Director’s Choice Award.
“Each of our award recipients were nominated by their peers and selected from a committee that reviewed all nominations,” said Tania Amerson, executive director for exceptional education for the school system. “These candidates demonstrate commitment and excellence in their service to our exceptional education students and families.”
The elementary level’s outstanding employee, Ruff is the lead special