Lisa Anderson, a beloved teacher and assistant principal, was inducted posthumously into the Oconee County Schools Hall of Fame on Monday during a meeting of the School Board.
She was known for her motto, "Make every day count," which she modeled each and every day, school officials said.
Anderson taught for 10 years in the school system and served one year as an assistant principal. She died from injuries sustained in a car crash in 2007 when she was 43-years-old, according to an Athens Banner-Herald article. She was a seventh grade language arts teacher at at the time of the accident.
Current Principal Philip Brown nominated Anderson for the school district's Hall of Fame.
"Lisa embodied everything that is right and good about public schools. She advocated for her students, provided outstanding instruction, and cared deeply for our students," he stated in a news release.
Supporting the nomination were Ellen Jones and Susan Tolbert, fellow teachers, as well as Tom Odom, Anderson's principal.
Her husband, two children, parents and colleagues attended the ceremony.
Anderson joins 27 other "giants in education"- as Odom described those in the Hall of Fame.