Speech-language pathologist April Reed was humbled when she was announced as the Oconee County Primary School Teacher of the Year. 

“I’m surprised just because there are so many passionate educators who do inspire and ignite the little lights everyday,” Reed said. 

Reed has worked with Oconee County Schools at a couple of schools since 2006, and she has been at OCPS for nine years. She said that she supports a wide range of learners at the school. 

“It could be learners who are acquiring language,” Reed said, “so our special-needs pre-school students may come to our classroom and not have words to functionally communicate. Students in K-2 may have articulation disorders, so it’s [working on] speech sounds.”

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