2021 Alexander Shunnarah Teacher of the Month

Payne Elementary teacher Kimberly Summerlin can be seen in the fourth spot on the right column showcasing the 2020-2021 Alexander Shunnarah Teacher of the Month. Image from Patch.com/KC Projects. 

A Payne Elementary School teacher is among 16 students to be featured on the 2020-2021 "Alexander Shunnarah Teacher of the Month" series of billboards. 

Kimberly Summerlin from Payne Elementary was one of those honored by the famed attorney's initiative, which expanded its nominations to include teachers throughout the state last year. 

Previously Shunnarah's firm had taken nominations from the Birmingham-Metro area. A page for the initiative can be seen here

Teacher of the Month nominates and showcases K-12 teachers based on the impact they make on their students, said a report by Patch.com. More than 1,200 teachers were nominated. 

In addition to having their pictures featured on billboards, each recipient received a $250 VISA gift card. 

See below for the list of nominees: 

Noemi Blair – Chelsea High School (Chelsea)

Jessica Gann Fuller – Prattville Intermediate School (Prattville)

Katie Beth Wilkerson – East Lawrence Middle School (Trinity)

Christy Stewart – Paine Elementary School (Trussville)

Haley White – Baker High School (Mobile)

Rodney Brown – Spain Park High School (Hoover)

Benjamin Kocian – Anniston High School (Anniston)

Kelsey Penn – Mountain Gap Middle School (Huntsville)

Deaundra Hill – Alabaster Intermediate School (Alabaster)

Natasha Williams – Booker T. Washington High School (Tuskegee)

Alganese Gatson – Hemphill Elementary (Birmingham)

Latanya Collins – Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary (Tuscaloosa)

Kimberly Bobo Summerlin – Payne Elementary School (Selma)

JaDyn Fordbelser – Arrington Elementary (Birmingham)

William Mattison – Homewood Middle School (Homewood)

Demetrius Thomas – Troy Elementary School (Troy)

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