Heart of the Community honor
Teacher honored by Heart of the Community
Posted on 02/19/2014
Tracey KoehlerTracey Koehler, a speech pathologist at Model High School, was selected as a recipient of the 2014 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor and was recognized this past weekend at the 28th annual "Affair of the Heart" awards night.  She was one of seven community volunteer leaders honored for their work in the Rome area.   

Koehler is the leader of the Rome Area Skills for Life program that promotes life skills and independence to a group of autistic adults. Koehler serves as a mentor for one of the students in the program and encourages her autistic gifts.  She raised money to take the student on a dream visit to Disney World.  Koehler also leads a group of adults with life challenges and disabilities at Rome First Methodist Church called T.G.I.F. (Thank God I'm Forgiven).  Members of the group are taught life skills they need in their daily activities.

Koehler is not only a teacher in Floyd County Schools but is also a product of the school system.  She is a graduate of Pepperell High School where she began her volunteer activities at Floyd Medical Center.  

Barbara Monday, a retired Floyd County Educator, was also honored by Heart of the Community.  Monday was a special education teacher at Pepperell Elementary School.