BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Baldwin County Public Schools showered some of its best teachers with appreciation at the district's annual Teacher of the Year Banquet Tuesday night.
Capping off a night of speakers, music and food at The Grand Hotel, the district announced its elementary Teacher of the Year and its secondary Teacher of the Year.
The two county-wide winners were Jennifer Cardwell, a sixth grade science and social studies teacher at Orange Beach Elementary School and Kathy Hughes, choir teacher at Spanish Fort High School.
"I'm humbled by it because there were so many wonderful teachers," Hughes said. "It's all about loving your kids and giving them the best chance possible."
"I was very surprised and very appreciative," Cardwell said. "I love what I teach and I want to transfer that to the students."
Several dignitaries and Baldwin County school officials attended the banquet inside the conference room at The Grand Hotel.
"We want them to know how appreciated they really our," Cecil Christenberry, the county's school board president said. "We're glad they have the responsibility of teaching our young people because they are doing an amazing job."
Each Baldwin County school's Teacher of the Year is listed below:
Baldwin County Virtual School - Natalie Smith
Baldwin County High School - Norleisha Lewis
Bay Minette Elementary - Katie Clewell
C F Taylor Alternative School - Sarah Thompson
Central Baldwin Middle - Jamie Phillips-Temple
Daphne East Elementary - Tommie Autrey
Daphne Elementary School - Jessica Law
Daphne High School - Deborah Few
Daphne Middle School - Laurie Smith
Delta Elementary School - Brittany Singleton
Elberta Elementary School - Joann Pinkston
Elberta High - Morgan Plash
Elsanor Elementary - Joyce Garrison
Fairhope Elementary - Wilson McDuff
Fairhope High - Amanda Jennings
Fairhope Intermediate - Katherine Theis
Fairhope Middle - Mykel Williams
Foley Elementary - Colleen Ard
Foley High - Sean Ahonen
Foley Intermediate - Emily Rankin
Foley Middle - Robin Clarke
Gulf Shores Elementary - Tammy Shirley
Gulf Shores Middle - Kristin Weaver
Gulf Shores High School - Missy Everett
J Larry Newton Elementary - Terri Bishop
Loxley Elementary - Rachelle Agee
Magnolia Elementary School - Nikita Roper
North Baldwin Ctr/Technology - Jessica Stanford
Orange Beach Elementary - Jennifer Cardwell
Perdido Elementary - Tara Beauchamp
Perdido Middle - Traci Branum
Pine Grove Elementary - Beth Stocks
Robertsdale Elementary - Laura Ellis
Robertsdale High - Lacey Bussie
Rockwell Elementary - Kim Gates
Rosinton Elementary - Tabatha Middleton
Silverhill Elementary - Daphne Clark
South Baldwin Ctr/Technology - Teresa Ostrowski
Spanish Fort Elementary - Amanda Canida
Spanish Fort High School - Kathy Hughes
Spanish Fort Middle School - Brandon Yohn
Stapleton Elementary - Jessica Inlow
Summerdale Elementary - Michelle Monk
Summerdale Middle - Tami Rucando
Swift Elementary - Samantha Dixon
W.J. Carroll Intermediate - Laura Herron