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My Teacher is Tops: Irene Whitaker

Whitaker has been teaching English at Stratford Academy for 14 years!

MACON, Ga. — My Teacher is Tops is back, and this week we are honoring Stratford Academy teacher Irene Whitaker.

Sixth grade student Annie Buzzell sent 13WMAZ a letter nominating Whitaker for recognition.

Whitaker, a Stratford alum herself, has been teaching English at the school for 14 years.

In her letter, Buzzell said Whitaker was kind, hardworking and humble.

"I love Mrs. Whitaker because she's like always happy and she's always encouraging others to make other people happy," said Buzzell.

Whitaker was honored that a student nominated her to be top teacher.

"This is like the greatest honor I could ever ever receive. I love the children. You know the middle school age is great because they're just so moldable and they're eager to learn," she said.

Do you have an amazing teacher that deserves recognition?

Send us a video on the 13WMAZ News app explaining why your teacher is tops. Be sure to include your name, teacher’s name and the name of your school.

Get a parent to help you upload the video and be on the lookout for your teacher to be featured!

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