Mollie Wilson named Coweta School’s 2023 Teacher of the Year
Pictured above (left to right) is the 2022 Coweta Schools Teacher of the Year Macie Fleming, the 2023 Coweta Schools Teacher of the Year Mollie Wilson and 2023 finalists Mary Amoson and Julie Eidson. (Coweta Schools photo)
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Canongate Elementary’s Mollie Wilson was announced as Coweta County’s 2023 Teacher of the Year Thursday night at the annual Coweta Board of Education’s ceremony.
Wilson, a third grade teacher at the north Coweta elementary school, was chosen from among three finalists and 33 Coweta school Teachers of the Year. Wilson will also serve as Coweta’s nominee for Georgia Teacher of the Year.
Mary Amoson, a Kindergarten teacher at Brooks Elementary School, and Julie Eidson, a 6th Grade Science teacher at East Coweta Middle School, were also chosen as finalists for the annual honor.
Wilson is a 24-year educator, who has served as an elementary school teacher in John’s Creek and Tyrone, GA, and has worked in Coweta County School since 2010, first at Elm Street Elementary and at Canongate Elementary since 2021. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Georgia, and her Education Specialist degree from Georgia Southwestern State University. Wilson serves as a grade level chair, and as a county language arts ambassador, among other school leadership positions in her career. She served as the Teacher of the Year for Elm Street Elementary, sponsors several clubs and initiatives at Canongate, and has spent several years as a Sunday school teacher for children and adults.
“This moment is not just about me. It’s about everyone here,” said Wilson, after school board Vice-Chair Buzz Glover announced her as Coweta’s 2023 top teacher Thursday night. Wilson thanked the board and Superintendent Evan Horton for the honor, and told them that she appreciates getting to work in Coweta County schools.
“Teachers get to see the potential in every kid who walks in,” and get to see that potential turn into success during the school year and beyond,” she said. “I just appreciate you seeing the potential in me.”
Wilson was congratulated by board members, her fellow finalists, Canongate Principal John Vaughn, and 2022 Teacher of the Year Macie Fleming, of Welch Elementary School. Fleming served as Thursday’s keynote speaker.
Thursday’s TOTY celebration at the Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts capped off Coweta’s 2022-23 school year. The event is hosted each year by the Coweta County Board of Education and the Newnan Pilot Club.