Opp chamber honors teachers

Published 12:35 am Friday, May 10, 2013

The Opp and Covington County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday honored three teachers of the year.

Cathy Meadows Mikel was named Elementary School teacher of the year.

Mikel has taught in the Opp City School System for the past 33 years.

She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Troy University, and has taught at all three schools in the OCS system. She is a member of the college and career ready team.

“I have been a mentor to numerous interns throughout the years, many of whom are now my co-workers that I am very proud to work with,” she said in her bio. “I am married to my high school sweeheart, Jay Mikel.”

The couple has three children – Jayson, Emily and Katelyn – and four grandchildren.

She is a member of the Opp Church of Christ, where she teaches Sunday school and works with Meals on Wheels.

Kristi Meeks was named middle school teacher of the year.

Meeks is a seventh grader teacher at Opp Middle School.

“I have an accounting degree and working in accounting for 10 years before God led me to pursue a degree in education,” she said. “I have been teaching for six years at OMS. I feel very blessed to work in the school systems with our students I feel it is very important for the kids to learn academically, as well as, morals, values and good work ethic that they can carry for a lifetime.”

Meeks is married to Chris Meeks and they have three children – Walt, Molly and Wes, and her parents are Wayne and Barbara Jones of Opp.

She is a member of First Baptist Church in Opp.

Will Cammack was named high school teacher of the year.

Cammack, an Andalusia native, attended LBWCC for two years and graduated from Huntingdon College in Montgomery.

He has taught at Brewbaker Technology Magnet School, Andalusia and Opp, according to Star-News archives.