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Tricia Smith, a teacher at Woodland Developmental Center, has been recognized as St. Clair County’s Distinguished Teacher for January. Smith was presented with the award during a surprise visit to the school on Thursday, February 14. The Distinguished Teacher award, sponsored by RESA, is given monthly during the school year to educators who exemplify high teaching standards. Brenda Tenniswood, RESA director of Education Services, said, “Tricia goes above and beyond planning programs, going to out of school events, and working to ensure that all students have a variety of opportunities. Congratulations to Tricia Smith.