Mrs. Madeleine Pearce was selected as our system's nominee for the Champions of Character Award. A dedicated teacher for many years, she also gives back to her community in multiple ways. In the aftermath of the devastating tornado she volunteered for the Red Cross and the Compassion Coalition to coordinate services with the needs of people in the community. For the past eight years she has coordinated the St. Jude Math-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. This year Myrtlewood raised over $2500.00! This past year she participated in the Teacher Leadership Academy to explore opportunities to motivate parent and community involvement. Her dedication to her school and community is aspiring and motivating.