Finalists named for Coweta County Schools Teacher of the Year


From Coweta County Schools Press Release

Three finalists have been selected for 2019 Coweta County Teacher of the Year.

The three finalists are Elizabeth Deganian, Self-Contained Special Education, Newnan Crossing Elementary School; Lindsey Haralson, 5th Grade Math and Science, Brooks Elementary School; and Ashley Nelson, 2nd Grade, Ruth Hill Elementary School.

The three finalists were selected from among 31 Teachers of the Year at Coweta’s public schools. Coweta County’s county-wide Teacher of the Year will be selected from among the three, and announced at the Coweta County School System’s Teacher of the Year program this Wednesday, May 1.

Teachers of the Year are selected by their fellow certified educators at each school in recognition of their exemplary teaching. Honorees represent grade levels from Kindergarten through 12th grade and a range of educational disciplines including elementary grade instruction, math, special education, gifted education physical education, sciences, music, language arts and media specialists.

The 2019 Teachers of the Year from each school are:
Michele Eubanks, 2nd Grade (Arbor Springs Elementary)
Maria Wright, 7th Grade Science (Arnall Middle)
Amber Nixon, 1st Grade (Arnco-Sargent Elementary)
Stacy Swenney, 1st Grade (Atkinson Elementary)
Lindsey Haralson, 5th Grade Math and Science (Brooks Elementary)
Jori Anderson, 1st Grade (Canongate Elementary)
Christie Bailey, 8th Grade English/Language Arts (Central Educational Center)
Diana Harper, 7th Grade Social Studies (East Coweta Middle)
Danielle Ratzlaff, 9-12th Grade Math (East Coweta High)
April Deleshaw, 5th Grade Science and Social Studies (Eastside Elementary)
Wendi Whitehead, Kindergarten (Elm Street Elementary)
Missy Busby, 6th Grade Math (Evans Middle)
Sandy Titshaw, 5th Grade English/Language Arts (Glanton Elementary)
Deborah Donaldson, 1st Grade (Jefferson Parkway Elementary)
Tina Bouma, 7th Grade Math (Lee Middle)
Angela Norred, Science (Maggie Brown Middle)
Peggy Davenport, 6th Grade English/Language Arts (Madras Middle)
Stephanie Sibley, Kindergarten (Moreland Elementary)
Elizabeth Deganian, Self-Contained Special Education (Newnan Crossing Elementary)
Shirley Wold, Science (Newnan High)
Michele Robberts, Science (Northgate High)
Mariah Hollis, Music (Northside Elementary)
Stephen Simon, REACH (Poplar Road Elementary)
Ashley Nelson, 2nd Grade (Ruth Hill Elementary)
Michael Styles, English/Language Arts Study Skills (Smokey Road Middle)
Kendra Sewell, Special Education/Autism (Thomas Crossroads Elementary)
Jennifer Eriksen, 2nd Grade (Welch Elementary)
Heather Wyman, 4th Grade English/Language Arts (Western Elementary)
Deborah Derden, 1st Grade (White Oak Elementary)
Amanda Kyzer, 4th Grade (Willis Road Elementary)
Amy Leonard, English/Language Arts (Winston Dowdell Academy)


Photo Above – Elm Street Elementary School music teacher Josh Tate was announced as the 2018 Coweta County School System Teacher of the Year (TOTY) at the annual TOTY ceremony last year.

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