Jean Shearer of West Chatham Elementary Named Educator of the Year


Jean Shearer
Jean Shearer

Ms. Jean Shearer of West Chatham Elementary has been named the 2011 Educator of the Year by the Junior Achievement of Georgia (JA).

During the 12th Annual Business Hall of Fame, Ms. Shearer will be recognized along with many other dedicated Junior Achievement volunteers. The recognition comes from a history making effort put forth during the 2010-2011 school year.

Ms. Shearer set a Junior Achievement record by reaching the most students at one school. To date, this record stands as the most in JA history. Ms. Shearer is committed to the advancement of education and the benefits Junior Achievement delivers to all students.

“This experience demonstrated the vital role that all stakeholders have in supporting public education and the responsibilities we share as a society to nurture all children.”

The schedule she created will serve as a model to achieve the same success in JA chapters throughout the state of Georgia.

Of the recognition, Peter Ulrich, Principal of West Chatham Elementary states, “I am excited that she could be perceived as an ambassador for our school system and truly believe our entire community benefits from her presence in our professional family. She consistently proves herself to be committed to the betterment of all children and our profession. ”

Johnathon Barrett, Vice President of JA of Georgia, believes the honorees are the backbone of Junior Achievement. “We wouldn’t be able to impact over 12,000 students this year without the support of our biggest advocates.”

The 12th annual Savannah Business Hall of Fame is being held on Tuesday, October 11th at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.


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