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Canning named Grayson teacher of the year

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By Larry Chambers, Staff

INDEPENDENCE — Amy Canning, a seventh grade special education teacher at Independence Middle School, was named the Grayson County Teacher of the Year in special ceremonies held last month.
A teacher of the year was selected from each of the eight schools in Grayson County, and Canning was selected for the top honor.
Kevin Chalfant, superintendent of Grayson County schools, complimented Canning during his presentation: “She was born to be a teacher.”

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Other teachers selected at the different schools included: Ginger Burnett, Baywood Elementary; Angela Martin, Fairview Elementary; Cheryl Brannock, Fries School; Jill Bartlett, Grayson County High School; Lewis Dalton, Grayson County CATE Center; Roberta Paisley, Grayson Highlands School; and Natalie Arduin, Independence Elementary.
Each teacher was presented a special gift and recognition certificate by Chalfant.
Steve Cornett, director of instruction and assessment, said gifts totaling $1,846.45 had been donated by local merchants and were presented to Canning.
Cornett also praised the hard work by his secretary, Tammy Jones, for securing the gifts.
A reception followed the ceremonies held at the Grayson National Bank Conference Center.