Calera high school teacher chosen one of best

People magazine selected an engineering teacher at Calera High School as one of five "Teachers of the Year." Brian Copes teaches{}Principles of Engineering. His class garnered attention for their work in developing prosthetic legs from Toyota Corolla parts.

The prosthetic legs have been used to supply to people in underdeveloped regions of the world.

In the summer of 2012, Copes took a group of students to Honduras, where they fitted patients with the prosthetic legs.

People magazine editors say, "these teachers have all gone above and beyond their job descriptions and achieved real results."