Teacher of the Year

Clint Sanders Named DCHS Teacher of the Year
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By Kaydee Brown

For his dedication throughout the last eleven years, Clint Sanders has been named Dodge County High School’s Teacher of the Year.

Sanders has been teaching for 26 years, eleven of which have been at DCHS. Sanders is tireless in his efforts to promote the values of learning within his classroom. He cares deeply about the well being of his students and always has time to help them in any way he can.

During his teaching career, Sanders has spent most of his time teaching math, including Algebra 1 and 2; pre-algebra; geometry; Math I, II, and III; and Applied Math I and II. In previous years, he’s taught environmental science and is currently teaching STEM Research 3, and SAT/ACT Prep.

His extracurricular activities include being an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) advisor, a golf coach and a dedicated FFA (Future Farmers of America) advisor. He is also involved in HUNCH, (High schools United with NASA to Create Hardware), a program in which students build cost effective  hardware that is needed to train the ISS (International Space Station) astronauts.

2017’s Teacher of the Year was taken completely by surprise when DCHS Principal Dr. Susan Long and other school administrators came to present him the award.

Many believe that Sanders deserves this honor and should feel proud of his accomplishments.

“He is most deserving of this honor and an asset to our department. He is a jack of all trades.” Sheena Orange, math chairpersons continued, “We are thankful to have him, because he is truly devoted to promoting our STEM and CAD (Computer Application and Design) classes.”

Sanders started teaching at Troup County High School. After four years there, he taught at Houston County High School for two years and Mary Persons High School for eight.

While he’s not a Dodge alumnus, Sanders says that he feels that DCHS is his home more than any other.
Sanders is very thankful to be able to receive this prestigious award, saying: “We really do have great students and staff members at Dodge County High School, and I’m grateful to be among the people here.”

Pictured (l-r): (back) Darci Rogers (math teacher), DCHS Assistant Principal Richard Gay, Becky Hilliard (math teacher), DCHS Assistant Principal Pam Melvin, Clint Sanders (DCHS Teacher of the Year), DCHS Principal Dr. Susan Long, DCHS Assistant Principal Alvin Williams, Chelsea Robinson (Mercer Fellow), Jose Santana Villa (Mercer Fellow), (front) Scarlett Selph (math teacher), Sheena Orange (math teacher), Shawn White (math teacher), and Susan Underwood (math teacher)