Teachers of the Year

Six Semifinalists Named for Teacher of the Year
Posted on 09/19/2018

The top teacher for the Douglas County School System for the 2018-2019 school year will be named at the upcoming Teacher of the Year (TOTY) Reception! The school system is proud of each of its Teachers of the Year representing all 34 schools in the district. There are six semifinalists with two each from the elementary, middle, and high school levels. At the reception, three finalists will be named representing each grade level, and then the top Teacher of the Year for the district will be announced! The top teacher will go on to compete for state level Teacher of the Year recognition.

Join us for this inspiring event on September 27th at 4:00 PM at Central Baptist Church.

 Elementary Semifinalist
Elementary School Semifinalist Alex Gibson with Eastside Elementary School Principal Timothy Jenkins and Superintendent Trent North.


Elementary Semifinalist
Elementary School Semifinalist Britannia Wright with New Manchester Elementary School Principal Keith Racine and Superintendent North.

Middle Semifinalist
Middle School Semifinalist Zanita Hartzog with Turner Middle School Principal Darron Franklin and Superintendent North.

Middle Semifinalist
Middle School Semifinalist Angela Wiggins with Fairplay Middle School Principal Fhonda Strong and Superintendent North.

High School Semifinalist   
High School Semifinalist Capt. Ted McMurtrie with Chapel Hill High School Principal Nicole Watson and Superintendent North.

High School Semifinalist
High School Semifinalist Adrienne Petit with New Manchester High School Principal Tekmekia Gilchrist and Superintendent North.

Elementary School Teachers of the Year

Miriam Lott (Annette Winn Elementary)

Charity Wilson (Arbor Station Elementary)

Kelly Fulton (Beulah Elementary)

Letitia Bleakley (Bill Arp Elementary)

Tammy Caldwell (Bright Star Elementary)

Penny Ciliberto (Burnett Elementary)

Shadra Tomei (Chapel Hill Elementary)

Stephanie Johnson (Dorsett Shoals Elementary)

Alex Gibson (Eastside Elementary)
Elementary School Semifinalist

Tina Stevenson (Factory Shoals Elementary)

Heather Walls (Holly Springs Elementary)

Ethan Dennis (Lithia Springs Elementary)

Alma Betsill (Mason Creek Elementary)

Hillary Radcliff (Mirror Lake Elementary)

Kimberly Houston (Mt. Carmel Elementary)

Brittania Wright (New Manchester Elementary)
Elementary School Semifinalist

Jeniffer Barker (North Douglas Elementary)

Donald Schad (South Douglas Elementary)

Tiffany Bishop (Sweetwater Elementary)

Nicole Wilson (Winston Elementary)  

Middle School Teachers of the Year

Cheronda Minnis-Arnold (Chapel Hill Middle)

Michelle Hester (Chestnut Log Middle)

Anissa Long (Factory Shoals Middle)

Angela Wiggins (Fairplay Middle)
Middle School Semifinalist

Holly Lane (Mason Creek Middle)

Nathaniel Kemp (Stewart Middle)

Zanita Hartzog (Turner Middle)
Middle School Semifinalist

Mandie Newsom (Yeager Middle) 

High School Teachers of the Year

Debbie Rager (Alexander High)

Ted McMurtrie (Chapel Hill High)
High School Semifinalist

Giannina Gotuzzo (Douglas County High)

Petrina Warren (Lithia Springs High)

Adrienne Petit (New Manchester High)
High School Semifinalist

Matthew Rountree (Success Center)









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