School district names 4th-grade teacher Tracy Bowers Teacher of the year


Tracy Bowers, a fourth grade teacher at Wewahitchka Elementary School was named Gulf County’s Teacher of the Year.

Wes Locher
Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 02:40 PM.

The school district has a winner.

Tracy Bowers, a fourth-grade teacher at Wewahitchka Elementary School, was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Teacher of the Year award for Gulf County.

Bowers’ class ground to a halt as school Principal Jay Bidwell, Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton and other members of the school board briefly interrupted her class to bestow the honor and presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

“There are so many deserving teachers,” said Bowers. “I see so many teachers of the year every day at the school.”

Teachers up for the award are nominated by their peers and evaluated by an out-of-county group.

Bowers’ gave a shy smile as she accepted the good news from the superintendent.

“You’re very humble, and very deserving,” said Norton. “We’re so proud of you.”

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