Daphne McClendon named Van Wert Elementary Teacher of the Year

Daphne McClendon (second from left) has been named the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year for Van Wert Elementary in Rockmart. A teacher for 28 years, McLendon, shown with her husband and three children, began her career at Goodyear Elementary as a Chapter I Reading teacher working with students in grades 2-5. She has also taught 3rd and 4th grade. She says she is truly blessed to teach in the community that she grew up in and watch her former students reach their goals in life.