TCSS Announces Teacher of the Year Nominees for Each School
LaGrange, GA., October 14, 2021 – Today, 25 teachers in Troup County School System (TCSS) received the good news that they were named the 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year for their school. These teachers will now move on to the next portion of the nomination process by completing essays for submission.
Each year, this program recognizes teachers who display excellence and high standards for the teaching profession. Each elementary school, HOPE Academy, and THINC College & Career Academy designate one teacher for the honor while all middle and high schools designate two teachers each.
All nominees complete applications describing their professional preparation and experience, as well as answer questions pertaining to their philosophy of teaching and practical applications. Roughly ten professionals from the school system, community, and Partners in Education will be tapped to participate in a blind evaluation of their written applications.
From the nominees, three system finalists will be named – one representing elementary, middle, and high school levels. The top three candidates are then judged by education professionals who do not reside in Troup County. They will observe classroom instruction, conduct interviews, and review the finalist’s written applications.
Finally, one of the top three finalists will be named Troup County School System (TCSS) Teacher of the Year in March during an afternoon reception where family, colleagues, and friends can enjoy the moment with them. TCSS’ current Teacher of the Year, Hannah Frady from Troup High School, is currently vying for the state-level honor which will be announced in May.
Congratulations to each nominee!
The nominees from each school are:
Berta Weathersbee Elementary School April Todd
Callaway Elementary School Ginger Bishop
Clearview Elementary School Rebecca Stewart
Ethel W. Kight Elementary School Samuel Sykes
Franklin Forest Elementary School Sabrina Barintine
Hillcrest Elementary School Alicia Bilbo
Hogansville Elementary School Katie King
Hollis Hand Elementary School Cindy Lanier
Long Cane Elementary School Amy Goodson
Rosemont Elementary School Caley Yeary
West Point Elementary School Chloe Bridges
Callaway Middle School Samantha Cotton
Callaway Middle School Christine Wicklund
Gardner Newman Middle School Monica Cameron
Gardner Newman Middle School Marcus Blandingburg
Long Cane Middle School Katina Ross
Long Cane Middle School Jeremy Cross
Callaway High School Shelby Holcomb
Callaway High School Justin Williams
LaGrange High School Rebecca Davis
LaGrange High School Jessica O’Neal
The HOPE Academy Tishana Hines
THINC College & Career Academy Jayne Pauley
Troup High School Judy Robinson
Troup High School Linda Wood