Hearts, flowers come early for Teacher of the Year

02-06-13 Teacher of the Year

It was an emotional scene in the third-grade classroom of Taylor County Elementary School teacher Meridith Upshaw Friday morning.

A few moments earlier, Superintendent Paul Dyal walked through the door bearing both a bouquet of flowers and the news that Upshaw had been chosen the District Teacher of the Year. With him were TCES Principal Shelly Strickland and a flock of her fellow teachers. Soon there wasn’t a dry eye to be found.

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