Congratulations to our own Ms. Chelsea Byrd! Ms. Byrd has been nominated by the Jasper City School system for The Alabama Teacher of the Year program. Ms. Byrd will be representing all of the elementary school teachers in our system at the state level. Ms. Byrd acknowledges that she would not be the teacher she is today without several important mentors in her life, all of which are teachers in some form or fashion. There is something magical about returning to your community that you grew up in to become a teacher. She walks the same hallways as she did years ago as a middle school student. She finds it extremely rewarding to give back to a community and a school system that offered her so much. The Alabama Teacher of the Year program seeks annually to honor and recognize excellence in the teaching profession by identifying outstanding Alabama teachers at local, district, and state levels. You are outstanding Ms. Byrd, and Jasper City Schools is blessed by you!