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     Teacher of the Year  Staff Member of the Year  
          Amy Howard
Ann Lockett

South Dodge Elementary is proud to announce Amy M. Howard as their 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Howard is a 1987 graduate of Dodge County High School, and she attended Middle Ga. State University before going on to graduate from Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She then went on to attend Georgia Southwestern receiving her Master’s degree. She later attended Troy University to obtain her Specialist degree. Her teaching career began in Dodge County at North Dodge Elementary. She was then fortunate to be given the opportunity to help start the first Dodge Pre-K. After many wonderful years at Pre-k, she then moved to South Dodge Elementary. She has taught all grades Pre-k through 4th, served as BETA Club sponsor and Middle School Cheerleading coach. She is currently teaching Kindergarten and working with the After School Program. Along with teaching, her other responsibilities include grade level chairperson, Leadership Team and Sunshine Committee. She has been a teacher in Dodge County for 29 years.
Ms. Howard is the daughter of James and Judy McCranie. She is very proud of her family, TJ, Langston, Lydia and Lily.
Ms. Howard was quoted as saying, “It is an honor to be chosen as Teacher of the Year. I am blessed to work with the absolute best people. I am surrounded by people I admire and love that fulfill my life along with my family. The kids keep me young, excited, laughing and hopeful. Who could ask for more.”
The administrators at South Dodge commend Ms. Howard for her unwavering commitment and dedication to excellence in education. They stated collectively that “Ms. Howard is an absolute fantastic teacher who strives to make a positive difference in the lives of her students, and she is very deserving of this honor.”

South Dodge Elementary Support Staff Member of the Year
South Dodge is proud to announce Ann Lockett as South Dodge Elementary Support Staff Member of the Year.
Ms. Lockett is a 1989 graduate of DCHS and graduated from Heart of GA Tech (Oconee Fall Line Technical College). She has been with the school system for 16 years as the school nurse and has served others as a nurse for 30 years.
Ms. Lockett is the daughter of the late Rotell and Geraldine Lockett. Ann is blessed with two beautiful children, Breanna King and KeyShawn Lockett.
Ms. Lockett is quoted as saying, “I really enjoy working as a school nurse and I’ve been known to spoil the students at times.” Ann stated further by quoting Collossians 3:17 “And whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Working as a nurse whether helping students, staff, parents, or helping in the community, I do it in the name of the Lord. I want to thank my South Dodge Family for this honor.”
The administrators commend Ms. Lockett on a job well done. They stated collectively that “Ms. Lockett is very dependable and works very hard to serve the students. From scrapes to bruises, stomach aches to head aches, student meds to covid questions, she handles it all.”