EDUCATION Houston County

31 Houston County teachers honored by Shah Family

HOUSTON COUNTY, Georgia (KBTV)- The Houston County Board of Education and the Shah Family honored thirty one teachers from 13 schools for gifted and helping talented students.

The educators were honored Sept. 15, 2021 as recipients of the Houston County Education Assistance Fund on behalf of Dr. and Mrs. Manoj Shah. Each teacher was presented $500 and a certificate in recognition of their enthusiasm, devotion and effectiveness in honors and advanced placement programs.

The honorees are listed below by school.
Houston County High School ~ Jennifer Bowers, Don Jenrette, and Katherine Wyatt
Northside High School ~ Sidney Littlefield, Daniel Smith, Carita Walker

Perry High School ~ Angie Barajas, Nathan Dooley, and Tiffany Frank
Veterans High School ~ Jennifer Douglass, David Shepherd, and Laura Stimus
Warner Robins High School ~ Felicia Hackney, Candace Henderson, and Crystal Martin

Bonaire Middle School ~ Marla Hutchens and Stephanie Wilson
Feagin Mill Middle School ~ Matthew Hunt and Michael Pinto
Huntington Middle School ~Graham Dykes and Shikesha Thornton
Mossy Creek Middle School ~ Suzanne Ganas and Angela McConnell
Northside Middle School ~ Valarie Allen and Alec Brown
Perry Middle School ~ Erica Mizell and Mike Paalz
Thomson Middle School ~ Kevin Holt and Kristi Parsons
Warner Robins Middle School ~ Aimee Bagwell and Melanie Mann

The Shah family created the fund to support teachers who nurture and encourage innovation, creativity and student passion. The award began with Warner Robins High School and over time was extended to all five high schools. Dr. and Mrs. Shah initiated this gift because they were pleased with the education their three children received while enrolled in Houston County schools.

For more information on the gifted and talented program, please visit

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