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First-Year Teacher Honored by First District Regional Educational Service Area

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week in May, the First District Regional Educational Service Agency (First District) recognized Keri Brack, a first-year Kindergarten teacher at Mattie Lively Elementary School, as the First-Year Teacher of the Year for Bulloch County.

“It really was an honor to win such an award,” Brack said. “This award means so much to me. I have always wanted to be a teacher since I was little, so to be living this out now really feels like a dream. It is also extremely rewarding to see all of my hard work pay off. I enjoy what I do so much and I have had tremendous support from my coworkers at Mattie Lively.”

“We are honored to partner with southeast Georgia’s educators and support the important work they do every day to serve students and communities,” said Richard Smith, executive director of First District.

A 2021 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Brack is currently pursuing her master’s degree from the university as well.

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