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11/15/05

Community Spirit--Betty Morgan

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Betty Morgan has been a teacher for the last 34 years. She says there is never a dull moment.

"You're never bored, because you never know what they're going to do next, so therefore it's just a challenge and I love it," she said. "They keep me young."

And on her toes. As the in-school suspension teacher at Hubert Middle School, she faces her share of challenges from her students. But she wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.

"I get all of the children from all of the wings and all grade levels," she said. "They come with attitudes sometimes, but when they get with me I change their attitude and their outlook on life."

For her dedication, she's earned several awards including being named Teacher of the Year at Hubert Middle School three times, twice named to Who's Who Among America's Best Teachers, a WTOC Top Teacher and now she's been named to the USA Today's honorable mention Teacher Team of the Year.

"I was just in awe," Morgan said. "I couldn't believe they picked me."

She may have been shocked, but no one else was. Morgan's dedication to her students is unmatched. "I wouldn't go anywhere else. The children need us. Somebody has to stay here and tell them what they need to do and where they need to go for the future."

For her dedication to the young people for more than three decades, Betty Morgan is part of the WTOC Community Spirit.

Morgan is also a command chief master sergeant with the 65th Airlift Wing. And she's the first African-American female to hold that post with the 165th and the State of Georgia.

Questions or comments concerning WTOC Community Spirit should be directed to Dawn Baker, dbaker@wtoc.com.

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