COVINGTON — Flint Hill Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Dr. Shannon Price is Newton County School System’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.

She will now represent Newton County Schools in the Georgia Teacher of the Year Program. Price’s prizes included $1,000 cash and a crystal vase from the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and three-month’s free car rental from Covington Ford.

Betsy Proffitt of Eastside High School and Eboni Simmons of Alcovy High School were this year’s runners up. They each received a crystal vase award from the Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

“Wow. I’m overwhelmed,” said Price after being named Teacher of the Year. “I graduated from Newton County School System, and I’m honored to be able to teach in the county and be able to represent the county that I love. It’s just a God-given talent that just spills out of me. I love children and I love what I do, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I love my staff and the people I work with. They