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Amy Burns named 2022-23 Teacher of the Year for Dawson County Junior High School
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Amy Burns, center left, has been named as the 2022-23 teacher of the year for Dawson County Junior High School. (Photos courtesy of Amy Burns)
Several years ago, Amy Burns was working 70 or more hours a week as an industrial engineer, balancing her time off with her husband who was working similar hours as the manager at a Ford dealership. When the couple started talking about having a family, Burns realized that something in their busy work schedules would have to change in order to have kids. So she decided to make a drastic career change and go back to school to become a teacher in order to have more time on weekends and summers to spend with her children.