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Semifinalists for Henry County Schools Teacher of the Year Announced

Submission Date: October 7, 2019

Release Date:  For Immediate Release

Contact: J.D. Hardin, 770-957-6601 ext. 161, john.hardin@henry.k12.ga.us

(Release # 0012-10-19)

HCS District TOTY Semifinalists - Teacher of the Year  

Semifinalists for Henry County Schools Teacher of the Year Announced

District’s top teacher to be named later in October

HENRY COUNTY, GA – Henry County Schools is pleased to announce the six individuals who have been selected as semifinalists for the district’s Teacher of the Year.

These outstanding teachers were chosen from a total group of 53 candidates by an extensive panel of leaders based on a comprehensive application process each school’s respective teacher of the year completed.  The application process involves, among other things, candidates answering a series of questions aimed at highlighting their classroom influence, understanding of the major education topics beyond their classroom, involvement inside the building and beyond the school walls, and message to the profession if chosen as the Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Members of the Board of Education, Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis, and other district officials made stops at each of the honorees’ schools to make the announcements in front of students and faculty.

The Teacher of the Year semifinalists are:

  • Janae’ Cohen – Red Oak Elementary – 9 years in education, teaching general education subjects to 5th grade students
  • Christy Collier – Locust Grove Middle School – 15 years in education, teaching high school physical science and STEM Career Connections to 6th – 8th grade students
  • Dawn Ford – Union Grove Middle School – 17 years in education, teaching English Language Arts to 8th grade students
  • Andra Gammage – Woodland High School – 22 years in education, teaching French to 9th – 12th grade students
  • Jaime Henck – Luella High School – 15 years in education, teaching mathematics to 9th – 12th grade students
  • Krissie McCampbell – New Hope Elementary – 13 years in education, teaching general education subjects to 4th grade students

These teachers and 47 more from the remaining schools around the school district will be honored at the 2019 Teacher of the Year Gala on Thursday, October 24 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center.

“There is no profession more impactful than that of classroom teachers,” said Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis.  “We look forward to honoring our educators and celebrating Henry’s best.”

For more information on Henry County Schools, visit www.henry.k12.ga.us.

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Photos: HCS Teacher of the Year Semifinalists (l-r) Ford, Collier, Cohen, Gammage, Henk, McCampbell