JoAnn Green has been a teacher now for nine years, and she is this year's recipient of the Certified Teacher of the Year Award.
This award is given by the Georgia Association of Young Children.
Hand In Hand Preschool's principal nominated Green when she noticed her work with special needs children.
Green said, "Every child needs to be taught, and I just love all children, and the kids with special needs and the regular kids, they mesh so well together and they learned from each other and that's what it's all about."
Green also says the best thing about getting this award is getting rewarded for doing something she loves so much.