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RCPS teachers of the year announced
Elementary School TOTYs
Barksdale - Hollie Weir
C.J. Hicks - Dornalie Henry-Antoine
Flat Shoals - Yasmin Kelley
Hightower Trail - Gretchen Gault
Honey Creek - April Wiggins
J.H. House - Amy Bundschu
Lorraine - Keith Wach
Peek's Chapel - Dianne Reagin
Pine Street - Karen Paige
Shoal Creek - Linda Adams
Sims - Cynthia Gray

Middle School TOTYs
Conyers - Sonja Vernon
Davis - Josh Kammerer
Edwards - Tosha Williams
Memorial - Delvin Wilson

High School TOTYs
Heritage - Caroline Ingle
Rockdale - Vivian Utley
Rockdale Magnet - Susan Gary
Salem - Jeannine Purvis

Non-Traditional School TOTYs
Alpha Academy - De'Wanda Chester
Open Campus - Dave Hanson
Rockdale Career Academy - Jodi Andrews

Rockdale County Public Schools announced its 22 school-level Teachers of the Year, who will compete for the title of Rockdale County Teacher of the Year. One teacher at each school was selected by their peers for the honor of being named his/her school's Teacher of the Year. All 22 Teachers of the Year are educators to whom others look for inspiration and direction.

Competition for the Rockdale County Teacher of the Year begins with the school-level candidates completing a comprehensive application, in which they answer questions related to their teaching philosophy and their reasons for deciding to serve the community as educators. The applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of three judges. After totaling the scores, three finalists will be named.

The judges will observe each finalist teaching students in his/her classroom. Then, each finalist will be personally interviewed. When this has been completed, the judges will have the difficult task of selecting the Rockdale County Teacher of the Year, who will represent Rockdale County Public Schools at the state competition.