Wilson named Teacher of Month

Meadow View Elementary School special-education teacher Leah Wilson was named the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club's Teacher of the Month on May 16. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

Meadow View Elementary School special-education teacher Leah Wilson was named the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club’s Teacher of the Month on May 16. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Hard work organizing and leading the Meadow View Elementary School special education program over the past several years helped MVES teacher Leah Wilson earn the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club’s Teacher of the Month Award.

During its May 16 meeting, the Rotary Club awarded Wilson with a Teacher of the Month plaque and a $250 donation for her classroom.

“I love my job, and it’s because of great people like Leah Wilson,” said MVES Principal Rachea Simms. “She is a teacher who works tirelessly behind the scenes to help all of our teachers.”

Through her job as a third-grade special education teacher and the school’s lead special education employee, Wilson helps to coordinate programs and curriculum for Meadow View’s special-needs children.

Wilson leads a team of between seven-15 special education teachers each year, Simms said.

“I appreciate this recognition,” Wilson told the Rotary club members, noting this school year marked her largest-ever special education class. “I hope you all have a great summer.”