It is our honor to announce Ms. Paige Brown, a teacher at Williams Avenue Elementary, as our May 2021 Teacher of the Month for the DeKalb County area, in partnership with The Southern Torch.

It is our honor to announce Ms. Paige Brown, a teacher at Williams Avenue Elementary, as our May 2021 Teacher of the Month for the DeKalb County area, in partnership with The Southern Torch.

Ms. Brown always assumed she would go into engineering, but fell in love with teaching after taking a “Math for Educators” course at Northeast Alabama Community College. From that point on, her passion for explaining thoughts in unconventional ways came to life. The most rewarding part of Ms. Brown’s job is when her students become comfortable in the classroom, open-up and showcase their unique interests, and feel confident in their individual accomplishments. She endeavors to make learning fun by making it memorable, presenting obscure connections such as teaching about the Electoral College using ice cream flavors, learning about perimeter and area through studying the prices of real homes on the market, or teaching life lesson social skills though a simple game of checkers. She shares the biggest challenge teachers face today is the responsibility of the many roles they are tasked with – from counselor, to nurse, to nutritionist, encourager, and more. Ms. Brown urges the community to become involved to help with these challenges by contacting schools and asking for ways to meet needs. She says from volunteering to read to classes, making copies, sharpening pencils, or donating items – it is all appreciated. She also adds that supporting schools can be achieved by supporting the families that make up our communities. 

We agree, Mrs. Brown, and appreciate all you do as a champion of our children! Congratulations!