Jacksonville High School Teacher Given The Difference Maker Award


A local high school teacher has been awarded the 2018 Difference Marker Award presented by Alabama’s FOCUS Program. Amy McCreless is a 7th grade science teacher at Jacksonville High School. McCreless’ students describe her as compassionate, understanding, and a role model to many. FOCUS aims to prevent adolescent risk behaviors through positive actions among peers. The program, which is now statewide, actually started in Jacksonville City Schools in 1997.

The Difference Maker Award was created to honor those whose passion, enthusiasm, and leadership have resulted in real successes in the prevention of adolescent risk behaviors in their school and community. Nominations come from students, parents, and school administrators. As the winner of this award, Mrs. McCreless will receive $1,000, a trophy, and framed certificate.

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