Sue Pickering thought nothing unusual about Monday, February 6, 2012 until she was surprised by a crowd of colleagues, administrators, family, students, and members of The Suburban Collection and announced as Teacher of the Year.
Sue Pickering is known as the Media Specialist in Troy at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools. However, Pickering's colleagues and students feel she is much more.
Words such as "confidante, friend, supporter, advisor, and teacher extraordinaire" were used?
Left to right: Pauline Roberts (Birmingham Teacher of the Year), Mark Clemens (The Suburban Collection), and Scott Marrow (President of the Birmingham Education Association)
In a ceremony today at the St. George Cultural Center in Bloomfield Hills, Pauline Roberts, a fifth and sixth grade math and science teacher, was named Birmingham Public Schools' "Teacher of the Year."
Roberts, who filled the room with positivity amongst her colleagues, said "Thank you so much; this is really?