SYLACAUGA, Ala. – During the last school year, a cohort of Sylacauga educators earned advanced degrees and certifications reaching new goals in professional achievement.

Five teachers received their master’s degree, eleven completed their education specialist degree, two became National Board Certified Teachers, and two were conferred their doctorate in education.

Master’s were presented to teachers Jana Baker, Ami Brooks, Jamie Bulger, Amy O’Neal, and Tyler Wright. Brooks and Tonya Heartsill were awarded the National Board certification.

Receiving the education specialist degree were Karen Blocker, Paula Bruno, Cindy Cleveland, Jennifer Donahoo, Olivia Harmon, Anna Johnson, Rita Jones, Jennifer Migliori, Meg Morris, Jaclyn Rivers, and Kathy Watson.

Indian Valley principal Monte Abner and the district executive director of Support Programs, Matt Hubbard, achieved the highest level of academic distinction by receiving their doctoral degree.

These outstanding educators were recognized for their achievements at an end of school year gathering for all Sylacauga City Schools staff.

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