Local Teacher Recognized

NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - A local woman becomes one of only 12 teachers across the country to receive recognition from the National Catholic Educational Association this year.

Geri Russell has been a teacher for the last 27 years at various Catholic schools in the panhandle.

Russell, who now works at St. Mary's Catholic School in Amarillo, will receive the 2011 NCEA Distinguished Teacher Award from the NCEA's Department of Elementary Schools in April next year.

The NCEA is the largest, private professional education association in the world.