After 23 years working as a teacher and administrator in Puerto Rico, Gayle Ribas moved back to her home state and resumed her professional career as a third-grade teacher in Columbia County.
Gayle Ribas, Grovetown Elementary Teacher of the Year
Photo by Jim Blaylock
She says she is driven by the eagerness of children to tackle new learning challenges and rewarded by the "ah-ha" expressions from successful experiences.
"I have been fortunate to work with supportive parents and teachers and motivated students, who inspire me to give my best," she said. "I look forward to work each day at Grovetown."
She stays in teaching because "it keeps me thinking young."
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