Beth Adcock, Hillcrest Elementary (HCRES) Pre-Kindergarten teacher, was on the playground ushering her young students down a slide and sitting with them on a buddy bench when she was pleasantly surprised by DECAL Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs and her staff. They came bearing a cash gift and classroom prizes as they officially congratulated her on the selection as a finalist for Georgia’s Pre-K Teacher of the Year.
“I am just so excited, overjoyed, and a little overwhelmed! I didn’t expect this, but it shows that I am doing the right thing for my students here at Hillcrest. I hope they are proud of me,” Adcock said while smiling through tears. She is a 19-year veteran educator with Troup County School System.
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