This fall, a number of staff members have honored with national and state honors. Here are the latest kudos for employees who are exhibiting the Promise of Gwinnett in their schools and classrooms. Congratulations to you all!
Leadership in academy education: Dr. Reuben Gresham, Lanier HS principal, was awarded the Henk Koning Exemplary Educator Award by the National Career Academies Coalition (NCAC). The award recognizes an academy educator who has made a significant contribution to the success of a career academy. Dr. Gresham’s leadership has allowed the school’s four academies— the Center of Design & Technology (STEM), Life and Health Sciences, Global Business and Leadership, and Multimedia and Fine Arts— to thrive.
Excellence in aerospace education: Capt. Kenneth Phelps of Maxwell HS of Technology has been named the A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year. Capt. Phelps journeyed to Dayton, Ohio, where he was presented with the award at the National Aviation Hall of Fame annual enshrinement dinner.
Outstanding social studies instruction: Geri Flanary of Duluth HS is Georgia’s 2016 Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator, honored by the Georgia Council for the Social Studies. Ms. Flanary was recognized for fostering the development of democratic values and citizenship in the classroom, school, and community as well as exhibiting exemplary professional involvement.
Award-winning art education: Norcross ES’ Bobbie Adamcyzk was named Elementary Art Educator of the Year and Debi West of North Gwinnett HS was named Secondary Art Educator of the Year for 2016. The two award-winning art educators were recognized at the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) conference in October.
Top media specialist in Georgia: The Georgia Library Media Association named Brookwood HS’ Jan Wilson as the 2016 Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year. The award recognizes K-12 library media specialists with dynamic, innovative programs and whose instructional collaborations foster student engagement and achievement.
Exemplary counseling support: Dr. Sarah Skinner, the principal of Radloff MS, is the 2016 Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA) Administrator of the Year. The GSCA selects the winner who exhibited exemplary support of school counseling services, promoted school counseling services, and implemented new school counseling services while also improving existing school counseling services.
We expect we’ll have more to brag about in the coming months so watch for news on award-winning departments, schools, staff members, and students!