Shorter College alumnae honored with teaching awards
October 1 - Two Shorter College alumnae were honored with the distinction of being named Rome City Schools’ Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year runner-up.
Jennifer Wimpy Williams was honored on Sept. 30 as Rome City Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Williams graduated from Shorter College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and currently serves as the choral music teacher at Rome High School. She later received her master’s degree in music education from the University of Georgia. Williams has been an educator for seven years.
Danielle Tapp was also recognized on Sept. 30 as Teacher of the Year runner-up for Rome City Schools. Tapp, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Shorter in 2004, currently teaches first grade at Southeast Elementary School. She also received a master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Georgia. Tapp has been an educator for five years.
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Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas, master’s level and undergraduate degree programs for working adults, online courses, and a vibrant intercollegiate athletic program. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.