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    The 2nd Annual Teacher of the Year Gratitude Banquet is Monday, November 20.


    Truly great teachers seek to inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning. Then they wrap all that inspiration up in the warmth of genuine passion for this most noble profession. Our community and students are fortunate to have schools filled to capacity with truly great teachers. 


    From among the halls filled with outstanding teachers, nominations are made. Each school selects a Teacher of the Year.


    A districtwide committee then selects one elementary and one secondary Teacher of the Year to represent Athens City Schools at the state competition. The selection committee is made up of five members, including Superintendent Dr. Trey Holladay, one member of the Board of Education, two Teacher of the Year winners from the previous year and one parent-at-large from the Athens City Schools system. The selection process is anonymous and meritocratic.


    The 2017 Teachers of the Year were announced in early October. We will celebrate them on Monday, November 20, 2017 in the ballroom at Athens State University at 6:00 p.m. The gratitude banquet will include a delicious holiday dinner, special speakers, musical entertainment, awards presentation for the Teachers of the Year and the announcement of the district secondary and elementary Teachers of the Year.


    We invite you to join us in celebrating and honoring our teachers who mean so much to our students and this community. Tickets are available now. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Hamilton at 256.233.6600.


2017 Honorees

  • Amanda Elgin

    Athens Elementary School


    Kelley Rigsby

    Brookhill Elementary School


    Erica Hand

    SPARK Academy at Cowart


    Amy Havely

    Julian Newman Elementary School


    Tiffany Wilbourn

    Athens Intermediate School


    Nicole Stockman

    Athens Middle School


    Justin Smith

    Athens High School


    Lorri Haynes

    Athens Renaissance School