Pine Forest has two nominees for their Substitute of the Month award. Lauren Shelton was nominated by Jennifer Harris, and Denise Gilbreath by Madelyn Smith. Of Shelton, Harris says this: "She has been a long-term substitute for three teachers this year while on maternity leave, and in three different grade levels. She has been a pleasure to work with and always has a heart for the children. Mrs. Shelton is always willing to provide excellent feedback to students and on their progress in class when I've been with her in meetings." Of Denise Gilbreath, Smith says, "She is so helpful and willing to do whatever is needed that helps the kids."