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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 17, 2017

Cathy Dawson

Longtime educator named Teacher of the Year for Benton School District

For Cathy Dawson, one of the best parts about being a teacher is seeing the sense of accomplishment when a child writes his first sentence or finishes a new book. “When they come in, smile and say, ‘Oh Mrs. Dawson, I finished that book. It is just like you said,’ that’s what we are here for,” Dawson said. “We are not here for anybody else; we are here for the kids. “That’s what I’m the biggest advocate for.” Dawson, a fourth-grade lite... READ MORE

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