Zola Akins doesn’t remember not wanting to be a teacher. As a child she forced herself to play “A-Team” with her younger brother so he would sit still long enough for her to “practice” being a teacher with him as her only pupil.
“Even then I did what a teacher had to do to get the student’s attention,” she said as she reflected on the honor of “Teacher of the Year” for the Gadsden County School District on Jan. 16.
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