Chaunte Lowe (USA) competes in the women's high jump final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Lowe teaches Trigonometry at Grayson High School. (Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports)
DULUTH, Ga. -- She's a college track star, turned Olympian, turned teacher and her students and colleagues couldn't be more proud.
Olympic high jumper, Chaunte Lowe, started her new job as a Trigonometry teacher at Grayson High School on Tuesday. Her colleagues wanted her to have a warm welcomes so they planned a celebration to welcome her home.
Students and personnel welcomed Lowe with a standing ovation and chocolate cake, a treat she hadn't enjoyed in a year.
Although they had never met her, teachers and students followed her tweets while she was in London and their anticipation built to actually meet her.
Lowe let her students with a word of advice not to "put all of their eggs in one basket" and to "look at the whole journey."
Students have already asked her to be their track and field coach -- Lowe thinks they may be biting off more than they can chew with that request.