CLAXTON, GA (WTOC) - Growing up all over the country, a child of the military settled down to make her home in southern Georgia. Just three years in the classroom and already her colleagues say she is one-of-a-kind and a top teacher.
Third grade teacher Stephanie Fountain says watching her students grow is her favorite part of her job.
"I take a lot of pride in the amount of time I spend with these kids and the impact I have on their little loves. I try and be a good role model just how close I get to them and seeing them grow throughout the year," said Fountain.
Growing up, Stephanie's father was in the Air Force and she moved all over the world. She chose Georgia Southern Univesity to get her education degree and then she started her career at Claxton Elementary and fell in love with the area.
"I found Claxton and it has become my home and I just love living here and teaching here," she said.
Fountain co-teaches third grade math and science.
Her co-teacher Julianne Hearn says it's clear Fountain's main goal is to make all her students successful.
"She is a pro. She started as a pro. We started at this school together and she was fabulous to teach with, but has grown," said Hearn.