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2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced Ten Teachers Chosen from 154 Applications
2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced Ten Teachers Chosen from 154 Applications

ATLANTA – (Office of State School Superintendent) Recently, Dr. John Barge announced the finalists for 2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year. The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 154 applicants who were selected as the Teacher of the Year in their school districts. The applications were read by a panel of judges that included teachers, past Georgia Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, administrators, community leaders and others. The finalists were chosen based on the strength of their essay responses.

Over the next several weeks, a panel of judges will observe and interview each of the finalists. The finalists will also give a speech at a luncheon sponsored by Georgia Power on April 1. The winner will be announced at the Georgia Teacher of the Year banquet on May 6, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The banquet, paid for through donations from sponsors, will honor each local district Teacher of the Year. A reception hosted by United Healthcare will be held prior to the banquet.

The 2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year will travel around the state and the nation, serving as an ambassador for the teaching profession. The winner will also be entered in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

The 2011 Georgia Teacher of the Year is Ms. Pam Williams, a teacher at Appling County High School.

 

2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalists

(in alphabetical order by district)

 

  • Teacher, Subject, System, School

 

Jadun O. McCarthy, English Language Arts

Bibb County, Northeast Health Science Magnet High School

 

Ashlee J. Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathology

Bulloch County, Stilson Elementary School

 

Vicki Tarleton, Mathematics

Columbia County, Grovetown High School

 

Nancy Williams, Social Skills

Coweta County, Madras Middle School

 

Beth Sciarro, Reading

Houston County, Northside Elementary

 

Ivy K. Smith, Mathematics

Lowndes County, Pine Grove Middle

 

Christine W. Powell, Journalism, Art History and Literature

Muscogee County, Northside High School

 

Lisa Boyd, English Language Arts

Rockdale County, Salem High School

 

Melissa Webb, Second Grade

Savannah-Chatham, West Chatham Elementary School

 

Nancy C. Rogers, Literature

Thomas County, Thomas County Central High School

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