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"Teachers in the Trenches" Honorees Named

 2017 Teachers in the Trenches
2017 Teachers in the Trenches
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24-Jan-2017 (HOOVER) – Three Hoover City Schools’ educators were recognized for their key roles with character education at this year’s Finley Prayer Breakfast.

The event drew more than 100 guests to Hunter Street Baptist Church on January 24 and serves as an annual event for the Robert O. Finley Committee for Character Education, a Hoover-based volunteer organization.  Two years ago, the Committee began recognizing teachers with an award known as “Teachers in the Trenches.”  This year’s recipients include: Lydia Bartle (Greystone Elementary); Amanda Sutter (Simmons Middle School); and Chrissy Roe (Spain Park High School). 

Former UAB football player and current motivational speaker Mr. Timothy Alexander served as the keynote speaker for this year’s Finley Prayer Breakfast, which draws not only district personnel and Finley Committee members, but also area faith leaders.  Alexander spoke about the car wreck which left him paralyzed – and how that moment has strengthened his faith, his character and his overall outlook on life.  Alexander remains heavily involved with UAB’s football program and recently earned his Master’s in Communication Management from the university.

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato joined HCS Superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy in addressing this year's gathering.  Both spoke on the importance of modeling good character for peers and younger generations.

Hal Wadsworth serves as the chairman of this year's Finley Committee.  The Finley Committee formed in 1996.  Its namesake is the late Berry High School coach Bob Finley, who was known for his good character.  He passed away in 1994 after serving in education for many years.

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