Antioch teacher engages students with classroom projects

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 07:41 PM.

"At first I wanted to withdraw my name," she said. "Knowing what I know about the teachers here, I am not any better than they are."

Instead, she accepted the award on behalf of the school’s 63 other teachers.

Walker’s four years at Antioch are a part of her 28-year teaching career that may end in a few years when she likely will retire.

Avery would hate to see her go.

"She will be missed," Avery said. "She is a valuable part of our staff.

Nevertheless, the long stretch leaves few woes for Walker — except for student limitations.

"The only thing I regret in my ability to work with children is that there are some cases where I just can't get them where they need to be," she said.

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