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2006-07 National Christian Educator Honored

Contact: Finn Laursen, CEAI, 440-250-9566

MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- Public school teacher William Glenn Walker was named 2006-07 National Christian Educator of the Year on August 7, announces Finn Laursen, Executive Director of Christian Educators Association International (CEAI). Walker was chosen for the honor by CEAI from among over 3.5 million educators across the nation.

“Glenn Walker will serve throughout the year as a representative and spokesperson for Christians teaching in public schools, having demonstrably embodied the best that the profession has to offer,” says Laursen. “He will help advance public and professional awareness of Christian values.”

Walker teaches grades 9-12 students at the Bibb County Career Tech Center Magnet School in West Blocton, Alabama. He has been a teacher for ten years, and he has fifteen years experience as an engineer of flight hardware used on the space shuttle and Navy jet aircraft. He is pastor of Centreville United Methodist Church in Centreville, Alabama, and is active in numerous local volunteer efforts. Walker is also a sports commentator for a local Christian radio station.

He has received numerous other prestigious awards, including the Dallas County Teacher of the Year in 2001, and the Bibb County Educational Fund Grant in 2004 and 2005.

Laursen and Joyce Munn, a CEAI board member, presented him with a plaque and monetary award in a ceremony before his peers at the Bibb County Institute, held annually in preparation for the start of a new school year.

“My teaching ministry makes me content at the end of each day, knowing that I have made a difference,” says Walker.