Staff Spotlight

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Bridgette White is a para at Center who is hardworking and always has a smile on her face! She has done an outstanding job in her new dual role as secretary to the guidance counselor's office while also assisting in the media center. She has been in education for eight years and six years at Center Elem. She earned her Associate's in Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. Her goal is to help as many students as possible, just as someone once did for her.

- Bridgette White-Paraprofessional of the Month-January

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Shelly Cox has taught for 27 years at Center Elementary. She has taught 4th grade and K-5 gifted. She serves as the Gifted teacher and coordinator, Testing Coordinator, and Co-site coordinator for GASA. She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Early Childhood Education and is an Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership from Valdosta State University. She has been married to Randy for 28 years, and together, they have two adorable pups named Geri and Gracie. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with my family, traveling, and doing family puzzles with her extended family.

- Shelly Cox-Support Teacher of the Month-January

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Shirley Nettles is our 4th grade lead teacher at Center. She has taught for 16 years & currently holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has taught grades 1, 4, and 5 here at Center. Her favorite phrase she teaches her students is "I can and I will!" Outside of teaching, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. She says, "I love teaching and am blessed to call Center Elementary my school!! "

- Shirley Nettles- Teacher of the Month-January

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Harley Brown is currently in her 6th year of teaching. She started her career at the Harrell Learning Center and called that home for five years. She felt it was time for a change and decided to pursue other opportunities, leading her to Center Elementary. Center has been a significant change for her, and she loves her 4th grade team and the other colleagues she works with! She has been married for ten years, and she and her husband have one little boy who is the highlight of their lives!

- Harley Brown -Teacher of the Month-February

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Ketha Stephenson teaches 1st grade at the Center. She is always supporting others as needed. She has also taught 5th grade and is a teacher leader in our building. We appreciate all that she does for her students, parents, and colleagues.

- Ketha Stephenson- Teacher of the Month-December

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Amber Mitchell serves as our Special Education Coordinator at Center. She has taught at Center for 9 years where she began her career. Her passion is working with students with disabilities and behaviors. She has been married for 7 years to Ben. They have two handsome little boys and are expecting our little GIRL in March! Go Gators and Go Tigers!

- Amber Mitchell-Support Teacher of the Month-December