How many of us remember our elementary school teachers? Much more than just
teaching us the 3 R’s, they became our coaches, friends, mentors, heroes,
and taught us life skills that we use every day. At that stage of life, we
are at our most impressionable and teachable age. Many of today’s teachers
give credit to their elementary teachers for instilling in them the desire
to enter this most noble profession.
Faye Shobe was just such a person. She taught elementary education…kids… for
33 years. Many of those who teach today, including one of her own daughters,
entered the education field because they saw something in Faye and the way
she went about her career they wanted to emulate.
After Faye left this world, many of her co-workers and others made remarks
to her husband Bill about the admiration and high esteem they held for Faye
as a teacher and person. One even remarked that she is now a teacher because
of the influence and impact Faye had on her as a student. Is there a more
tremendous compliment for someone than that?
In order to encourage students from Shoals High School to enter the
elementary education field, Bill established the Faye Shobe Memorial
Scholarship Endowment Fund in 2005.
The Martin County Community Foundation is honored to have accepted the Faye
Shobe Memorial Scholarship Fund into its family of endowed funds.
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