Franklin and Threatt

Shelby Franklin stands with Eden Elementary principal Latoya Threatt.

Shelby Franklin of Eden Elementary School was honored as October Teacher of the Month for Chick Fil A Pell City. Known as the “Second Mile” Award, the honor goes to a teacher who exemplifies a great work ethic and a willingness to go above and beyond expectations.

Franklin was greeted at Eden Elementary with the news by Chick Fil A members who presented her with a certificate, brownies and cookies.

Franklin was selected by her peers at Eden Elementary.

Monthly, Chick Fil A Pell City chooses a school each from Pell City and St. Clair County to vote on a teacher for the award.

“It feels very nice, especially in a crazy year like this,” Franklin said. “All teachers at Eden are wonderful.”

Franklin teaches math and science at the second-grade level at EES. She is also the dance line sponsor for Pell City High School.

Franklin says teachers can go the extra mile by taking the time to make sure each student is understanding the material. She believes the most important aspect of teaching is ensuring students are “lifelong learners.”

Working for Eden Elementary is a great fit for Franklin. She says she loves the people she works with and enjoys going to work every day.

“It truly feels like a family here,” Franklin said. “I couldn’t think of anywhere else I would be.”

Originally from Trussville, Franklin says she enjoys the small-town feel of Pell City. Franklin graduated from Auburn University. She has a dog named Millie.

The winner of the teacher of the month award for St. Clair County was Odenville Elementary’s Cayla Brasher.

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