Kelsey Brown and Annie Haynes, both graduates of what is now Middle Georgia State College, recently were named the 2014 recipients of Special Education Impact Awards, given by the regional chapter of Georgia Learning Resources System.
Brown and Haynes, who earned bachelor of science degrees in early childhood special education, teach at Monroe County Middle School.
In announcing the awards, the Monroe County school district newsletter reported:
"While Monroe County has many high quality special educators, Ms. Brown and Ms. Haynes have worked diligently to develop a high quality middle school ACCESS program this year. These professionals are passionate about meeting the diverse needs of this significant population. "Monroe County is very fortunate to have these young professionals on our staff and we hope they will be in Monroe County advocating for our students for years to come," stated Lisa Allred, Student Support Services Director.
Photo: Left to right, Jenny Rooks, Special Education Services; Annie Haynes; Kelsey Brown; and Monroe County Middle School Principal Jay Johnston.