CCSD Teacher of the Year is a Top 10 Finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year!

CCSD Teacher of the Year is a Top 10 Finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year!

Cherokee County School District Teacher of the Year Stephanie Vidrine of Woodstock Middle School hugs a former student at the CCSD Legacy Makers celebration for her and school Teachers of the Year.

Cherokee County School District Teacher of the Year Stephanie Vidrine of Woodstock Middle School is a Top 10 finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year!  Please join us in cheering her on!

Here’s today’s announcement from the Georgia DOE:

State School Superintendent Richard Woods today announced the 10 finalists for 2019 Georgia Teacher of the Year.

The finalists were chosen from a pool of 150 applicants; all had been previously selected as their school district’s Teacher of the Year. 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.

“It will certainly be a difficult decision for our panel of judges to choose who should be the 2019 Teacher of the Year,” Superintendent Woods said. “It is evident upon meeting each finalist that they treat education as more than just a profession — it is their calling. It is my honor to meet each of them as they all are obviously dedicated, quality educators.”

Finalists met with a panel of judges for a formal interview and gave speeches during a finalist luncheon April 16. The winner will be announced May 19, 2018.

The 2019 Georgia Teacher of the Year will travel around the state and the nation, serving as an ambassador for the teaching profession in Georgia. He or she will also be entered in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

Learn more about Ms. Vidrine here and here.