The annual Teacher and School Related Employee of the Year Awards Breakfast, sponsored by the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce and Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation Inc., and held Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Bartow Civic Center, was emotional towards its conclusion, just before the presentation of certificates of appreciation to this year’s teachers and employees.
The emotional outpouring began with the telling of “Teddy and His Teacher” by Deputy Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd. It told of a fifth-grade teacher, identified as Mrs. Thompson, and a student of hers, Teddy Stoddard, who blossomed under her tutelage.
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