Congratulations to Jamie Lynn McFarland! A special education teacher at Rock Springs ES and the district’s 2017 Teacher of the Year, Ms. McFarland has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the title of 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 150 applicants. Like Ms. McFarland, all the finalists 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. Over the next several weeks, a panel of judges will conduct interviews and observe speeches given by the finalists.
It is the policy of Gwinnett County Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.
Gwinnett County Board of Education
Louise Radloff, 2017 Chairman, District V; Carole Boyce, 2017 Vice Chairman, District I;
Daniel D. Seckinger, District II; Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, District III; and Dr. Robert McClure, District IV
J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent
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