There was a workshop to help school candidates move forward in the process May 29 in Citizens’ Hall at the Douglas County Courthouse.
Speakers were Superintendent Gordon Pritz,; Jeff Morris, vice chairman of the Board of Education; and Linsey Strickland McEntee, 2012-13 Douglas County teacher of the year.
Each teacher’s county level application will be read and scored by a selection committee. The top eight candidates (two each from the middle and high school level and four from the elementary school level) will be observed teaching in their classroom.
The selection committee will interview the eight candidates and name a finalist for each area – elementary, middle and high school teacher of the year – as well as the overall Douglas County teacher of the year.
Recognition of all school level candidates will be Oct. 4 at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club, 8000 Capps Ferry Road, Douglasville.
The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. The announcement of the Douglas County teacher of the year and level honorees will be on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. during the annual Foxhall Family Festival at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club.
The school-level teachers of the year are as follows: Jason Backus, Alexander High School; Miranda Martin, Annette Winn Elementary School; Kristina Glenn, Arbor Station Elementary School; Andrea Nesbitt, Beulah Elementary School; Jeanette Dutcher, Bill Arp Elementary School; Kathryn Howard, Bright Star Elementary School; Brandi Golden, Burnett Elementary School; Michelle Jacobs, Chapel Hill Elementary School; Whitney Lester, Chapel Hill High School; Christal Wagner, Chapel Hill Middle School; Sheila Watts, Chestnut Log Middle School; Richard Sills, Dorsett Shoals Elementary School; Kyra Beris, Douglas County High School; Jennifer Waits, Eastside Elementary School; Lori Blevins, Factory Shoals Elementary School; Brittany Morgan, Factory Shoals Middle School; Robert Sheperd, Fairplay Middle School; Billy Carnes, Holly Springs Elementary School; Erika Prewett, Lithia Springs Elementary School; Arabela Haynes, Lithia Springs High School; Darien Carruth, Mason Creek Elementary School; Suzanne Butler, Mason Creek Middle School; J.D. Hughes, Mirror Lake Elementary School; Tim Jenkins, Mt. Carmel Elementary School; Terry Pino, New Manchester Elementary School; McKeith Cordell, New Manchester High School; Allison Morgan, North Douglas Elementary School; Lisa Carruth, South Douglas Elementary School; Tanganeki Shackleford, Stewart Middle School; Casey Mullins, Sweetwater Elementary School; Carol Lobban, Turner Middle School; Meredith McTyre, Winston Elementary School; and Tammy Jones, Yeager Middle School.