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Americus native named Teacher of Year, DeKalb

LITHONIA — Angela Davis of Americus has been selected as the 2016-2017 Redan Middle School Teacher of The Year.
Davis has been teaching at Redan Middle School for nine years where she teaches seventh-grade mathematics and science. Additionally, she is the Department of Mathematics chair.
Davis is a 1986 graduate of Americus High School and also a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University with a bachelor of science in sociology, Troy University with a master’s of science in post secondary education and The University of Phoenix with a master’s of art in exceptional education.
She attributed her decision to become an educator to the teachers she had such as Clyde McGrady, Shirley Reese, Robin Plair Wiley, Eddie Rhea Walker and Teresa Mansfield. She said it was their zest for knowledge and the ways in which knowledge was presented that made her want to follow in their footsteps.
Davis’ educational philosophy is, “If children aren’t learning the way we are teaching, we need to teach children the way they learn by meeting them where they are.
Davis lives in Snellville with her son, Michael and granddaughter Claire. She is the daughter of Lorene Davis of Americus. She will be honored with a banquet in May and will have the opportunity to become Regional Teacher of the Year.