Jan Clements spent nearly three decades with Richmond County schools. And now that she's retired, she's continuing to encourage former students as they learn new skills at the Augusta Training Shop.
Augusta, GA -
A special education teacher retires... but she's keeping up with a lot of former students at the Augusta Training Shop.
Our latest Giving Your Best winner inspires others through her cheery disposition AND her hard work as an ATS volunteer and Board Member.
Jan Clements is enthusiastic about volunteering at the Augusta Training Shop. She's also an early-bird.... and when she showed up 30 minutes early for a "fake" board meeting, friends had to come up with a quick story to get her out, so WJBF cameras could set up!
AND THAT WE DID!!
We surprised Jan with the Giving Your Best award because of her passion for individuals with disabilities, her work with special Olympics and wheelchair bowling teams, and the years she's spent as an ATS board member... recognition her friend Nancy Moats say she doesn't want, but deserves.
"I just wanted an opportunity for everybody to know how much she gives of herself for others. I've known Jan for 46 years and she's always been a behind the scenes person who worked really hard, and who always gave more than anybody asked of her."