• 2018-2019 TOTYs

     

  • Elementary TOTYs

  • Jessica Coleman

    Subject(s) taught - All elementary subjects
    Years in profession - 5
    Years in Henry County Schools - 5
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Building relationships with my students and receiving emails from students sharing how much they miss being in my class."
    Fun Fact - "I am obsessed with teaching and LOVE kids."
    Dream vacation - Bora Bora
    Favorite book - "Where the Wild Things Are"
    Favorite movie - Matilda
    Favorite food - Pizza
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "Don't say you can't because you can."
    What your students would say about you - "They would say I am funny, fun and loving."
    Three words to best describe you - "Positive, driven, passionate."

  • Lorri Pyron

    Subject(s) taught - ELA
    Years in profession - 20
    Years in Henry County Schools -20
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When my former students come back to visit."
    Fun Fact - I love to have fun with my students.
    Dream vacation - Any beach
    Favorite Book - "The Koala Who Could"
    Favorite movie - The Blindside
    Favorite food - Mexican
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "If you play during my teaching time, then that's your playtime and you will work during playtime."
    What your students would say about you - "You are so funny."
    Three words to best describe you - "Loyal, honest, caring."

  • Cristy Morrill

    Subject(s) taught -Self-contained EBD
    Years in profession - 13
    Years in Henry County Schools - 7
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Last year, a group of my students performed at a county principals meeting. They shared the difference that 'Leader in Me' has made in their lives."
    Fun Fact: I enjoy competing with my boyfriend at the gym every night.
    Dream vacation - Ireland
    Favorite Book - "Where the Red Fern Grows"
    Favorite movie - Avengers: Civil War
    Favorite food - Boiled eggs
    Favorite color - Green
    Saying you use the most - "Say what you mean, and mean what you say."
    What your students would say about you - "That I am strong and I like to work out."
    Three words to best describe you - "Determined, loyal, kind."

  • Meribeth Morris

    Subject(s) taught - EIP
    Years in profession - 25
    Years in Henry County Schools - 21
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When former students come back to see me."
    Fun fact - "I went to school in a two-room school house until 3rd grade."
    Dream vacation - Any beach
    Favorite book - "Too many to name."
    Favorite movie - Blindside
    Favorite food - Mexican food
    Favorite color - Red
    What your students would say about you - "I hug a lot."
    Three words to best describe you - "Organized, dependable, faith-filled"

     

  • Wendy Tanner

    Subject(s) taught - Exceptional Student Education
    Years in profession - 17
    Years in Henry County Schools - 3
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Anytime my former students reach out and winning Teacher of the Year."
    Fun Fact - "I have 12 chickens and ducks but I'm terrified of birds."
    Dream vacation - Ireland and Scotland 
    Favorite Book - "To Kill a Mockingbird"
    Favorite food - Thai
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "Don't say you cant...say you can't yet"
    What your students would say about you - "I'm silly and sometimes forgetful, but always there to help."
    Three words to best describe you - "Dedicated, loyal, helpful."

  • Aja Huffman

    Grade taught - Kindergarten
    Years in profession - 13
    Years in Henry County Schools - 5
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Winning Teacher of the Year for my school."
    Fun Fact - I love music.
    Dream vacation - Anywhere on the beach.
    Favorite Book - Bible
    Favorite movie - Love and Basketball
    Favorite food - Spaghetti
    Favorite color - Grey/silver
    Saying you use the most - "Let go and let God."
    What your students would say about you - "She's funny."
    Three words to best describe you - "Funny, active, organized."

  • Julie Allen

    Subject(s) taught - Elementary courses
    Years in profession - 31
    Years in Henry County Schools - 22
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "I love when I see former students and listen to their successes."
    Fun Fact - I went to the Lion King show at Disney World and heard a deep voice say, "Hello, Mrs. Allen. You were my third grade teacher in 1989."
    Dream vacation - Cruising to Alaska
    Favorite Book - "Stephanie's Ponytail"
    Favorite movie - Pretty Woman
    Favorite food - Steak
    Favorite color - Pink
    Saying you use the most - "If you can't be kind, be quiet."
    What your students would say about you - "They would probably say I sing too much."
    Three words to best describe you - "Dedicated, positive, Christian."

  • Kaci Mims

    Grade taught - 1st grade
    Years in profession - 7
    Years in Henry County Schools - 7
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "The moment students realize learning really can be fun."
    Fun Fact - "I would rather stay in my pajamas all day on Saturday than go anywhere."
    Dream vacation - Anywhere along the coast of somewhere beautiful.
    Favorite Book - "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse"
    Favorite movie - The Notebook
    Favorite food - Chick-fil-A
    Favorite color - Pink
    Saying you use the most - "The more you read the more you know."
    What your students would say about you - "She cares about us."
    Three words to best describe you - "Caring, considerate, compassionate."

     

  • Beverlee Brewington

    Subject(s) taught - ELA/Math
    Years in profession - 9
    Years in Henry County Schools - 11
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When one of my special needs students passed the CRCT in the 3rd grade after it was projected he would not. When I told his mom, she broke down in tears and hugged me."
    Favorite Book - "Left Behind" (the series)
    Favorite food - Italian
    Favorite color - Black
    Saying you use the most - "If students cannot learn the way I teach, I must teach the way they can learn."
    What your students would say about you - "She is funny and has high expectations."
    Three words to best describe you - "Learner, leader, innovator."

  • Michele Kuykendall

    Grade taught - 2nd grade
    Years in profession - 3
    Years in Henry County Schools - 5
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Watching students develop their thinking and consider the perspectives of others."
    Fun Fact - I would start with dessert first if it was socially acceptable.
    Dream vacation - Mediterranean area
    Favorite Book - "The Jelly Donut Difference"
    Favorite movie - Message in a Bottle
    Favorite food - Chocolate
    Favorite color - Green
    Saying you use the most - "How is that working for you?"
    What your students would say about you - "That I care about them. I give them my best and expect the best from them."
    Three words to best describe you - "Creative, loyal, reflective."

  • Janet Parris

    Grade taught - 1st
    Years in profession - 20
    Years in Henry County Schools - 14
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Taking my 2nd grade class to see a play at the Fox Theater and watching the amazement in their eyes as they walked into the theater."
    Fun Fact - I am a mom to 16 year-old triplets.
    Dream vacation - Ireland
    Favorite Book - "Get Up or Give Up"
    Favorite movie - Steel Magnolias
    Favorite food - Cereal
    Favorite color - Blue or pink
    Saying you use the most - "Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching?"
    What your students would say about you - "That I always expect the best."
    Three words to best describe you - "Fun, dependable, energetic."

  • Rachel Rose

    Grade taught - 4th grade
    Years in profession - 13
    Years in Henry County Schools - 2
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Receiving a graduation invitation from a former student."
    Fun Fact - Known as the "prankster" among staff and students.
    Dream vacation - Capri, Italy
    Favorite Book - "The Nightingale"
    Favorite movie - The Christmas Story
    Favorite food - Mexican
    Favorite color - Purple
    Saying you use the most - "You've got this."
    What your students would say about you - "She is funny, but doesn't play around. She wants me to be successful."
    Three words to best describe you - "Determined, self-motivated, committed."

  • Tara Perryman

    Subject(s) taught - All elementary subjects
    Years in profession - 5
    Years in Henry County Schools - 5
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Completing our American Revolution PBL project."
    Fun Fact - "I taught ballet for 7 years before teaching in the classroom."
    Dream vacation - Bali
    Favorite book - "Pride and Prejudice" or "The Hours"
    Favorite movie - When Harry Met Sally
    Favorite food - Sausages, brats, hot dogs
    Favorite color - Grey
    Saying you use the most - "This is 'coo coo bananas'"
    What your students would say about you - "I am loving and extremely positive."
    Three words to best describe you - "Happy, energetic, positive."

     

  • Angelika Lindsey

    Subject(s) taught - 3rd grade general education
    Years in profession - 25
    Years in Henry County Schools - 14
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When my students actually get a concept, and they are able to relate it to the real world."
    Fun fact - "I love to read and have fun with my family."
    Dream vacation - To go to Las Vegas
    Favorite book - "The Watsons go to Birmingham, 1963"
    Favorite movie - The Color Purple
    Favorite food - Popcorn
    Favorite color - Purple
    Saying you use the most - You are not a product of your circumstances, but you are a product of your decisions."
    What your students would say about you - "That I have high expectations, and I love them whole-heartedly."
    Three words to best describe you - "Loyal, persistent, punctual"

  • Lori Sanders

    Subject(s) taught - Math/science
    Years in profession - 23
    Years in Henry County Schools - 13
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Being nominated as the Teacher of the Year for my school."
    Dream vacation - Hawaii
    Favorite book - The Bible (devotion books)
    Favorite movie - Action movies; Pitch Perfect
    Favorite food - Chicken
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "If you don't have time to do it right, you must make time to do it over."
    What your students would say about you: "That I love them and they just haven't mastered it yet."
    Three words to best describe you - Just two..."kind, passionate"

  • Tarita Reeves

    Grade taught - 5th
    Years in profession - 21
    Years in Henry County Schools - 6
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Taking my class to the nursing home during the holidays to sing and give gifts to the residents."
    Fun Fact - "I play piano."
    Dream vacation - Hawaii
    Favorite Book - "The Giving Tree"
    Favorite movie - The Green Mile
    Favorite food - Spaghetti 
    Favorite color - Pink
    Saying you use the most - "Smart people do smart things.'"
    What your students would say about you - "She loves us and wants us to do our best."
    Three words to best describe you - "Fair, loyal, fun-loving."

  • Whitney Crum

    Subject(s) taught - ESE Interrelated
    Years in profession - 3
    Years in Henry County Schools - 3
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "My first day of teaching. I had such a fun day getting to know my students."
    Fun Fact - I once had a seagull attack me for a slice of pizza.
    Dream vacation - 30 days to travel the world
    Favorite Book - "Love Does"
    Favorite movie - Little Women
    Favorite food - Biscuits and gravy
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "If you get your work done, I have a prize for you!"
    What your students would say about you - "Ms. Crum is always ready to laugh and dance."
    Three words to best describe you - "Patient, adventurous, empathetic."

  • Lakeitha Dixon-Holloway

    Subject(s) taught - All elementary subjects
    Years in profession - 4
    Years in Henry County Schools - 4
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When older students give me hugs! They tell me how much they learned in my class."
    Fun Fact - "My children are ages 23, 19, and 18."
    Dream vacation - Paris
    Favorite Book - "The Giving Tree"
    Favorite movie - The Color Purple
    Favorite food - Seafood
    Favorite color - Red
    Saying you use the most - "I trust God!"
    What your students would say about you - "Mrs. Holloway is fun and always happy!"
    Three words to best describe you - "Respectful, energetic, blessed."

  • Felicia Partain

    Subject(s) taught - 4th grade general education
    Years in profession - 20
    Years in Henry County Schools - 20
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Watching my very first group of students graduate from high school."
    Fun fact - "I love narwhales."
    Dream vacation: A quiet spot in the mountains.
    Favorite book - "East of Eden"
    Favorite movie - August Rush
    Favorite food - Shrimp
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "Yes, you can!"
    What your students would say about you - "That they know I love them."
    Three words to best describe you - "Loving, patient, excitable"

  • Michaela Engebretson

    Subject(s) taught - All elementary subjects
    Years in profession - 7
    Years in Henry County Schools - 7
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When my kids from past years visit me."
    Fun Fact - "I played soccer in college my freshman year."
    Dream vacation - Greece
    Favorite Book - "The Giver"
    Favorite movie - Grease
    Favorite food - Mexican food
    Favorite color - Yellow
    Saying you use the most - "Do your best and persevere"
    What your students would say about you - "I'f funny and get excited about things easily."
    Word to best describe you - "Energetic."

  • Angela Ross

    Subject(s) taught - Gifted Support Teacher
    Years in profession - 16
    Years in Henry County Schools - 10
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Celebration that ended a three-year looping situation."
    Fun Fact - I never had (and never will) have wisdom teeth.
    Dream vacation - Driving cross-country to see all 50 states.
    Favorite Book - "The Giving Tree"
    Favorite movie - Any of the Harry Potter movies
    Favorite food - Shrimp
    Favorite color - Green
    Saying you use the most - "You can do it. We can do more."
    What your students would say about you - "That I care."
    Three words to best describe you - "Energetic, enthusiastic, curious."

  • Katrina Smith-Paggett

    Subject(s) taught - Kindergarten EIP (ELA/Math)
    Years in profession - 19
    Years in Henry County Schools - 2
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Every time I see a former student that is doing well."
    Fun Fact - "I completed my student teaching in Germany."
    Dream vacation - Any beach with all of my family.
    Favorite Book - Bible
    Favorite movie - The Notebook
    Favorite food - Popcorn
    Favorite color - Purple
    Saying you use the most - "That made my heart smile."
    What your students would say about you - "You walk fast!" and "You love us!"
    Three words to best describe you - "Dependable, hard-worker, driven."

  • Maria Dreher

    Grade(s) taught - 3rd/4th
    Years in profession - 13
    Years in Henry County Schools - 13
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Walking through the halls of TRE with graduating students who went through TRE."
    Fun Fact - "I started my teaching career at age 48."
    Dream vacation - Quiet beach vacation
    Favorite Book - "To Kill a Mockingbird"
    Favorite movie - To Kill a Mockingbird
    Favorite food - Cinnamon rolls and coffee
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "This, too, shall pass."
    What your students would say about you - "She is so nice and funny."
    Three words to best describe you - "Creative, humorous, kind."

  • Jennifer Thrailkill

    Subject(s) taught - 2nd grade general education
    Years in profession - 14
    Years in Henry County Schools - 4
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When the struggling students master skills needed for a lifetime."
    Fun fact - "Never say 'I can't'. Always say "I'll try.""
    Dream vacation - Swiss Alps
    Favorite book - "Bible"
    Favorite movie - Legally Blonde
    Favorite food - Greek Salad
    Favorite color - Green
    Saying you use the most - I am determined to make the best day possible.
    What your students would say about you - "That no matter what, I still love them."
    Three words to best describe you - "Energetic, joyful, loving"
     
     
     
     
  • Katie Wilson

    Subject(s) taught - Elementary courses
    Years in profession - 12
    Years in Henry County Schools- 12
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Any time a former student comes back to say hi."
    Fun Fact - I can turn anything into a competition.
    Dream vacation - Hawaii
    Favorite Book - Harry Potter series
    Favorite movie - Pitch Perfect
    Favorite food - Mashed potatoes
    Favorite color - Purple
    Saying you use the most - "Questions, comments, concerns?"
    What your students would say about you - "I'm kind, funny and a little crazy."
    Three words to best describe you - "Competitive, fun, positive."

  • Ericka Kennedy

    Subject(s) taught - Kindergarten
    Years in profession - 23
    Years in Henry County Schools - 18
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Visits and contact from former students and their families"
    Fun Fact - I won the Big Music Game Show on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas.
    Dream vacation - Cruise around the world
    Favorite Book - "The Gingerbread Baby"
    Favorite movie - A Christmas Story
    Favorite food - Boiled crawfish
    Favorite color - Red
    Saying you use the most - "Treat others the way you'd like to be treated."
    What your students would say about you - "I am the bestest teacher in the world.."
    Three words to best describe you - "Hard-working, friendly, intelligent."

  • Gloria Copeland

    Subject(s) taught - General education
    Years in profession - 11
    Years in Henry County Schools - 4
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When one of my students met the standard for the first time on the CRCT."
    Fun Fact - I once had a book fall from a balcony and hit me on the head. No damage.
    Dream vacation - Cruise through the Panama Canal
    Favorite Book - Any book by Francine Rivers
    Favorite movie - Silverado
    Favorite food - Mexican
    Favorite color - Red
    Saying you use the most - "Really?"
    What your students would say about you - "Ms. Copeland doesn't like it if we make her miss recess."
    Three words to best describe you - "Reliable, constant, helper."

  • Katerine Woods

    Subject(s) taught - 2nd grade general education
    Years in profession - 4
    Years in Henry County Schools - 3
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Waving goodbye (while crying) to my first class. They made me a better teacher."
    Fun fact - "I was married in March."
    Dream vacation - St. Lucia
    Favorite book - "The Wild Card"
    Favorite movie - Wonder
    Favorite food - Chocolate
    Favorite color - Blue/green
    Saying you use the most - "Kiss your brain."
    What your students would say about you - "I love them and expect their best."
    Three words to best describe you - "Caring, energetic, helpful"

     

  • Middle School TOTYs

  • Garynne Parks

    Subject(s) taught - Science
    Years in profession - 4
    Years in Henry County Schools - 3
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Receiving Teacher of the Year."
    Fun Fact - I love to laugh. I can't dance but will take a chance.
    Dream vacation - Africa
    Favorite Book - "In the Meantime"
    Favorite movie - The Color Purple
    Favorite food - Seafood
    Favorite color - Royal blue
    Saying you use the most - "You're awesome."
    What your students would say about you - "I enjoy teaching and helping to gain mastery."
    Three words to best describe you - "Caring, helpful, spiritual."

  • Barbara King

    Subject(s) taught - Interrelated ELA
    Years in profession - 3
    Years in Henry County Schools - 3
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Passing the EdTPA."
    Dream vacation - Hawaii
    Favorite Book - "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
    Favorite movie - Color Purple
    Favorite food - Vegetables
    Favorite color - Black
    Saying you use the most - "Today is not the day."
    What your students would say about you - "I'm fun and always smiling."
    Three words to best describe you - "Happy, loving, kind."

  • Val Proveaux

    Subject(s) taught - Math
    Years in profession - 28
    Years in Henry County Schools - 8
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Received an award from a student-athlete that they chose me as the 'Most Influential Teacher in My Life.'"
    Fun Fact - I have a black belt in Judo.
    Dream vacation - Disney Cruise with my wife and grand kids
    Favorite Book - "My Losing Season"
    Favorite movie - Top Gun
    Favorite food - Mexican, Chinese, Japanese 
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "It's not the size of the dog in the fight. It's the size of the fight of the dog."
    What your students would say about you - "I want to be a Proveaux Disciple."
    Three words to best describe you - "Fun, fun, fun."

  • DeAndra Johnson

    Subject(s) taught - Middle school science
    Years in profession - 3
    Years in Henry County Schools - 3
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Representing the district at the National Science Teachers Association conference."
    Fun Fact - "I love fishing and traveling."
    Dream vacation - Maldives
    Favorite Book - Harry Potter Series
    Favorite movie - The Devil Wears Prada
    Favorite food - Sushi
    Favorite color - Red
    Saying you use the most - "You will be held accountable"
    What your students would say about you - "I'm so laid back."
    Three words to best describe you - "Kind, passionate, driven."

     

  • Enoch Cohen

    Subject(s) taught - 6th grade science
    Years in profession - 7
    Years in Henry County Schools - 7
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Receiving Teacher of the Year and an athletic director promotion on the same day."
    Fun Fact - I have only missed four days of work in seven years, and I eat watermelon every day for lunch.
    Dream vacation - Dubai
    Favorite Book - Athletes' biographies
    Favorite movie - Brown Sugar
    Favorite food - Watermelon
    Favorite color - Orange
    Saying you use the most - "Great day!"
    What your students would say about you - "I am firm but care about them more as kids than students."
    Three words to best describe you - "Dedicated, disciplined, resilient."

  • Christina Phillips

    Subject(s) taught - Math/science
    Years in profession - 9
    Years in Henry County Schools - 6
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When a struggling math student yelled out, 'I got it.'"
    Fun fact: I proudly have eight grandchildren.
    Dream vacation - Australia/New Zealand
    Favorite book - "The Notebook"
    Favorite movie - Somewhere In Time
    Favorite food - Steak
    Favorite color - Purple
    Saying you use the most - "Why?"
    What your students would say about you - "She is strict but she cares."
    Three words to best describe you - "Positive, collaborative, leader."

  • Eric Edwards

    Grade taught - 6th-8th ESE/Reading
    Years in profession - 15
    Years in Henry County Schools - 13
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When my former principal, Mr. Schmuhl, sat me down after a moment of frustration and doubts about whether or not I have what it takes to be a good teacher. He reassured me that I was doing amazing things, but I just couldn't see it!."
    Fun Fact - There is not one athletic bone in my body! People always thought I was a football player but I was actually a flute player!
    Dream vacation - I would like to revisit Canada and see the mall in Edmonton.
    Favorite Book - "Ghost" 
    Favorite movie - I love ALL superhero movies such as Avengers, X-Men, Black Panther, etc.
    Favorite food - French fries
    Saying you use the most - "Everyone has a story."
    What your students would say about you - "They would probably say I'm funny."
    Three words to best describe you - "Patient, positive, encouraging."

  • Mia Garth

    Subject(s) taught - ELA
    Years in profession - 21
    Years in Henry County Schools - 5
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "I was reading Freak the Mighty with my student when they all started crying while watching the ending when 'Freak' dies."
    Fun Fact - I was married on 08/18/18
    Dream vacation - Rio
    Favorite Book - "Oh The Places You Will Go"
    Favorite movie - The Wiz
    Favorite food - Mac and cheese
    Favorite color - Green
    Saying you use the most - "Excuses are the tools of the incompetent."
    What your students would say about you - "Ms. Garth is firm and loving."
    Three words to best describe you - "Driven, observant, trustworthy."

  • Rosalind Franklin

    Subject(s) taught - 6th grade ELA
    Years in profession - 23
    Years in Henry County Schools - 13
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "One of my students told me that I have made reading interesting and exciting for him."
    Dream vacation - Pensacola, Florida
    Favorite Book - "The Book of Ruth"
    Favorite movie - Black Panther
    Favorite food - Veggie Sushi
    Favorite color - Purple
    Saying you use the most - "Daily affirmation: I am intelligent. I am kind. I am determined. I have everything I need to be successful."
    What your students would say about you - "I am unique, and I am there for them."
    Three words to best describe you - "Unique, consistent, dependable."

  • Jennifer Dobbs \

    Subject(s) taught - Science and Social Studies
    Years in profession - 7
    Years in Henry County Schools - 7
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Watching my first class graduate."
    Fun Fact - When I was a kid, I lived near camp David and Marine One would land at the end of my street when presidents and foreign dignitaries would visit.
    Dream vacation - To visit Antarctica and Africa so I can say I have visited every content.
    Favorite Book - "Marley and Me"
    Favorite movie - October Sky
    Favorite food - I haven't found a baked good that I haven't enjoyed.
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "Are you on task?"
    What your students would say about you - "I care about their learning but get straight to the point."
    Three words to best describe you - "Amazing, caring, respectful."

  • Teresa Smith

    Subject(s) taught - Exceptional Student Education - SPED Self-Contained
    Years in profession - 5
    Years in Henry County Schools - 5
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "My students participating in our 1st International Fair day."
    Fun fact - "I play multiple instruments."
    Dream vacation - Greece
    Favorite book - "The Clan of the Cave Bear"
    Favorite movie - Coming to America
    Favorite food - Almost any seafood
    Favorite color - Red
    Saying you use the most - "For real'"
    What your students would say about you - "I am serious but fun."
    Three words to best describe you - "Focused, spiritual, nurturing."

     

  • Alanna McEachin

    Subject(s) taught - ESE - Autism
    Years in profession - 15
    Years in Henry County Schools - 8
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When I was tutoring an ID student to pass the GHSGT for two years, he finally passed so he could graduate high school!"
    Fun Fact - "I love Disney World and visit many times a year."
    Dream vacation - Paris
    Favorite Book - "Everybody Poops"
    Favorite movie - Mary Poppins
    Favorite food - Chili Cheese Fries
    Favorite color - Red
    Saying you use the most - "Make good choices.'"
    What your students would say about you - "I'm silly and/or fun."
    Three words to best describe you - "Determined, funny, counselor."

  • High School TOTYs

  • Bert Allie

    Subject(s) taught - Automotive
    Years in profession - 5
    Years in Henry County Schools - 5
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "A company hired one of my students."
    Fun Fact - "I love auto racing."
    Dream vacation - Israel
    Favorite Book - Bible
    Favorite movie - True Grit
    Favorite food - All types
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "There is a payday someday."
    What your students would say about you - "He never gives up."
    Phrase that you like to share - "Play to win."

  • Pamela Brown-Henry

    Subject(s) taught - High school math
    Years in profession - 18
    Years in Henry County Schools - 4
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When I received the school's Teacher of the Year."
    Fun Fact - If I wasn't teaching math, I would be in law enforcement.
    Dream vacation - Anywhere with family
    Favorite Book - "The Innocent Man"
    Favorite movie - Lean on Me
    Favorite food - Barbecue
    Favorite color - Purple
    Saying you use the most - "You've got this."
    What your students would say about you - "She keeps it real."
    Words to best describe you - "Caring, hardworking"

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    Venu Thumukunta
    Subject(s) taught - Math
    Years in profession - 17
    Years in Henry County Schools - 2
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Named Teacher of the Year in South Carolina in 2011."
    Dream vacation - Switzerland
    Favorite book - "Discipline with Respect"
    Favorite food - Chicken taco salad
    Favorite color - Green
    What your students would say about you - "That I am a helpful teacher."
    Three words to best describe you - "Positive, positive, positive."

     

  • Katie Conrad

    Subject(s) taught - ELA
    Years in profession - 7
    Years in Henry County Schools - 7
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When former graduates come back and thank me and share with current students."
    Fun Fact - I am a graduate of the school at which I now teach.
    Dream vacation - Ireland
    Favorite Book - "Jane Eyre"
    Favorite movie - Ever After
    Favorite food - Dark chocolate
    Favorite color - Yellow
    Saying you use the most - "Alright, anyone have questions?"
    What your students would say about you - "That I love to read for fun, which makes me crazy."
    Three words to best describe you - "Bibliophile, passionate, learner."

  • Zannetta Walker

    Subject(s) taught - Science (multiple courses)
    Years in profession - 10
    Years in Henry County Schools - 8
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "A former student who was considering dropping out of school came back to thank me (after graduating) for inspiring her to want more for her life."
    Fun Fact - "I am a singer and songwriter."
    Dream vacation - Spend a year traveling the world
    Favorite Book - "Secret Life of Bees" or "I Love My Hair" (kid's book)
    Favorite movie - Any with action or comedy
    Favorite food - Italian
    Favorite color - Green and purple
    Saying you use the most - "Be the best 'you' that you can be." and "Okay students, walk and talk."
    What your students would say about you - "Mrs. Walker is firm but fair and she truly cares for her students."
    Three words to best describe you - "Trustworthy, compassionate, fair."

  • Jeanine Castro

    Subject(s) taught - Exceptional Student Education
    Years in profession - 6
    Years in Henry County Schools - 6
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Participating in the jump/play house with one of my seniors during her last week."
    Fun Fact - "I love to sing."
    Favorite book - "The Warmth of Other Suns"
    Favorite movie - Fried Green Tomatoes
    Favorite food - Spanish food
    Favorite color - Purple
    What your students would say about you - "She looks out for us."
    Three words to best describe you - "Loving, understanding, tough"

     

  • Grayce Rey

    Subject(s) taught - MOID
    Years in profession - 8
    Years in Henry County Schools - 8
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "My first graduation with my MOID students."
    Fun Fact - I live in a four-generational home with my maternal grandmother, mother, self, and son.
    Favorite Book - Number the Stars
    Favorite movie - Pitch Perfect
    Favorite food - Fajitas
    Favorite color - Yellow
    Saying you use the most - "I love you guys!"
    What your students would say about you - "That I'm the best, and they love me."
    Three words to best describe you - "Honorable, loving, humble."

  • Kelley Theodocion

    Subject(s) taught - Social studies/ELA
    Years in profession - 24
    Years in HCS - 24
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Seeing former students join our profession."
    Fun Fact - Before teaching, I was a sportswriter.
    Dream vacation - Greece
    Favorite Book - "To Killing a Mockingbird"
    Favorite movie - Lincoln
    Favorite food - Mediterranean
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "Be a leaner, not a finisher."
    What your students would say about you - "She uses a lot of sports analogies."
    Three words to best describe you - "Reader, writer, learner."

  • GySgt. Jimmie Lewis


    Subject(s) taught: NJROTC
    Years in profession: 16
    Years in HCS: 14
    Favorite moment/memory in career: "Being asked to walk a former cadet down the aisle for her wedding."
    Fun fact: I like to color and read old comic books.
    Dream vacation: All-inclusive trip to anywhere
    Favorite book: "Leadership, Promises for Every Day"
    Favorite movie: Broken Trail
    Favorite food: Southern
    Favorite color: Green
    Saying you use the most: "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
    What your students would say about you: "Sir, you inspire me to do better...to be better."
    Three words to best describe you: "Determined, committed, hard-working." 

    Congratulations to GySgt. Lewis on this honor
    !

  • Anthony Head

    Subject(s) taught - Honors Advanced Algebra
    Years in profession - 11
    Years in Henry County Schools - 11
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Receiving Teacher of the Year for OHS."
    Fun Fact - You can draw my name - Toe - Knee - Head
    Dream vacation - Europe
    Favorite Book - "To Kill a Mockingbird"
    Favorite movie - Star Wars
    Favorite food - BLT
    Favorite color - Green
    Saying you use the most - "If math was easy, they would have called it social studies."
    What your students would say about you - "He's positive."
    Three words to best describe you - "Positive, encouraging, compassionate."

  • Alfreda Lewis

    Subject(s) taught - Healthcare science
    Years in profession - 9
    Years in Henry County Schools - 9
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "When my name went over my classroom door."
    Fun Fact - I love roller coasters.
    Dream vacation - Africa - tour the continent
    Favorite Book - "More Than A Bird"
    Favorite movie - Steel Magnolias
    Favorite food - Mexican and fish
    Favorite color - Blue
    Saying you use the most - "Help me out."
    What your students would say about you - "I'm caring and love healthcare."
    Three words to best describe you - "Faith, humble, willing."

  • Sarah Franklin

    Subject(s) taught - CTAE
    Years in profession - 19
    Years in Henry County Schools - 19
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Having students tell me how I have helped them with their future."
    Fun Fact - "I have five brothers. I'm the only girl, and now I have all girls, even my pets."
    Dream vacation - Greece
    Favorite Book - Harry Potter series
    Favorite movie - Annie
    Favorite food - Thai food
    Favorite color - Aubergine
    Saying you use the most - "That's gravy!"
    What your students would say about you - "That I'm caring and get to know them."
    Three words to best describe you - "Funny, caring, down-to-earth."

  • Beth Gordon

    Subject(s) taught - 9th grade English, AP Lit/Comp
    Years in profession - 6
    Years in Henry County Schools - 4
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "Seeing my students pull together and sacrifice to help their fellow classmate with a very difficult situation."
    Fun Fact - "I love to scuba dive."
    Dream vacation - Islands in the South Pacific
    Favorite Book - "Middlemarch" by George Eliot
    Favorite food - Mom's homemade enchiladas
    Favorite color - Red
    Saying you use the most - "Focus on your goals and the big picture."
    What your students would say about you - "I am enthusiastic"
    Three words to best describe you - "Dedicated, caring, happy."