Billingsley’s Spencer gets Golden Apple Award

Published 9:08 pm Monday, January 11, 2010

Clayton Spencer, a longtime agriscience instructor and FFA advisor at Billingsley School, was awarded the Golden Apple Award by Montgomery news station WAKA this month.

Student Brittany Shook nominated Spencer for the award.

“I am humbled that someone thought I was doing that good of a job,” Spencer said. “It makes one feel great to be so highly thought of by one of my students.”

Spencer has taught at Billingsley School for more than 37 years. He has served as an officer in the Alabama Association of Agriscience Educators for about six years and is presently serving as president-elect of the Alabama Association of Career/Technical Educators.

He actively works to help his seniors obtain scholarships and readily shares information with them.

“The impact that he has made on my life is to never give up and to always do you best,” wrote Shook in her nomination letter. “With his encouragement and inspiration I now serve as an officer for the Billingsley FFA.”

Spencer is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture education. He received his Master’s in 1979.

The award was presented by WAKA’s Chris Bailey and another staff member at the school last week.