COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The 2018 Muscogee County Teacher of the Year has been announced.
Melanie Gouine, a reading and social studies teacher at North Columbus Elementary School, was awarded the honor Thursday at the Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation's (MEEF) annual gala.
Gouine was honored along with 56 teachers from around the county for their impact and influence on their students. She says her focus remains on helping students.
Going forward, Gouine says she wants to bring her students to the forefront and remind them that they are the reason she won Teacher of the Year in Muscogee County's district.