SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - When you look at the students in the health care science classes at Southeast Bulloch High you just might be looking at future doctors or nurses. They may not have made any decisions when they start but by the time they graduate many are on the path to successful careers thanks to Sharon Pye, our first WTOC Top Teacher of the new school year.
Katlyn Hamilton has been in Sharon Pye's health care science classes for four years. Because of Mrs. Pye, what started out as just an interest for Katlyn has now turned into a passion.
"I want to go to nursing school at GSU and then transfer to MCG in Augusta and become a physician's assistant," says Katlyn.
"We try to do a lot of career planning, we try to give them more information about what's available career wise in the health care field," says Mrs. Pye's whose love of the health care field comes from experience. She's a registered nurse, she's worked in several hospitals as well as teaching at Ogeechee and Southeastern Tech were she found many students returning to school later in life to search for a career.
"I just felt they weren't aware when they got out of high school to prepare themselves career wise," says Mrs. Pye.
That's why she decided to turn her focus to teenagers and her success stories start with her first class from 2001.
"Two graduated from nursing school, one from Armstrong, one from GSU and they both had jobs before they graduated, before they took they're exams, they had jobs," says Mrs. Pye.
"Mrs. Pye is a dedicated educator, dedicated to her kids, she wants them to have the best opportunities inside the high school setting," says Southeast Bulloch High principal, Trey Robertson.
As advisor for HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America, Mrs. Pye makes sure her students have a competitive edge.
Katlyn Hamilton who will graduate this year says Mrs. Pye is a very caring person who is very good at her job.