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Hayes named Teacher of the Year
Shown from left are School Board Chairman W.J. (Dub) Evins, III, Director of Schools Patrick Cripps, DCHS Teacher of the Year Amanda Fuller, DWS TOY Cynthia Pulley, DeKalb County Teacher of the Year Lesa Hayes from DeKalb Middle, NES TOY Alisha Day, SES TOY Leah Magness, School Board members Jerry Wayne Johnson, Shaun Tubbs, and Danny Parkerson
Lesa Hayes has been named the 2016 Teacher of the Year in DeKalb County. Hayes, a 17-year veteran who teaches seventh grade math at DeKalb Middle School, received the John Isbell Memorial Award and a check for $150 at the ninth annual Teacher of the Year banquet, held at the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church last week. The award and a check for $150 was presented to Lesa Hayes by Roy Nelson Pugh, of banquet sponsor Liberty State Bank, Director of Schools Patrick Cripps, and Lori Isabell, for whose late husband the award is named.