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Covenant Academy's Anna Beth Shepard is this week's My Teacher is Tops

Shepard says she had a teacher that helped her understand the things she didn't, and that made her want to support other kids too.

MACON, Ga. — To kick off the month of April our junior journalist Kensli Johnson headed to Covenant Academy, where Mrs. Anna Beth Shepard is a sixth-grade teacher. 

Even though she's only been with the school for a few years, she's been teaching since 2010. In just a short amount of time at Covenant' she's already become some of the students' favorite teachers. 

One particular student, Regan McCall, says that Mrs. Shepard treats all her students like a family. Having been previously taught by Mrs. Shepard, she says her teacher even showed up to watch her dance during a thunderstorm!

 "If that does not show how much she loves her kids, then I don't know what does," says McCall.

Shepard says her fifth-grade teacher back when she attended Hubbard Elementary in Monroe County, got the ball rolling on her inspirations on wanting to become a teacher. 

"I love to teach math, because when I was younger, I didn't understand math, and I had a teacher that helped me understand, and it made me want to do that for other kids." 

To make the teaching dream a complete full circle, she says her first ever classroom she taught, was her old second-grade classroom from when she was a student. Wow, truly an amazing journey!

Congratulations Mrs. Shepard!

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