Jennifer Phinney, director of school support, was awarded the Junior Achievement Northwest Georgia Educator of the Year. The award is given to a teacher who represents zeal for innovative education practices and a passion for financial literacy.
Director of Northwest Georgia Junior Achievement Anna Adamson said Phinney was the perfect recipient.
In an excerpt from the award presentation, she said, "Tonight's winner is responsible for garnering the momentum behind bringing a 3DE high school to the area and securing the commitment from the school system. She also helped to build momentum for a Discovery Center with the school systems. We are proud to present this year's Educator of the Year Award to Jennifer Phinney."