In a recent dinner held at Grundy County High School, Mrs. Donna Layne, a teacher at Pelham Elementary School, was chosen as Grundy County Teacher of the Year. She teaches a combined class of both seventh and eighth graders. Juggling both grades all day and all subjects throughout the day, she does a fantastic job preparing her students academically for both state evaluations and high school. Academics are stressed by Mrs. Donna, but she also shows daily that she truly cares about each of her students. Due to her students knowing how much she cares for them, they, in turn, desire to learn from her, and based upon test scores, they have learned a lot from her.