Coweta's Teacher of the Year finalists announcedFrom Staff Reports
Three finalists for 2012 Coweta County Teacher of the Year have been chosen.
• Dr. Paige Galt, a 6th-8th Grade Spanish teacher from Smokey Road Middle School.
• Tracie Gossett, a 2nd Grade teacher from Thomas Crossroads Elementary School.
Last year’s Coweta County Teachers of the Year chose the three finalists from among the 32 Teachers of the Year who represent Coweta County’s public schools. Coweta County’s 2012 County Teacher of the Year will be chosen from among the three finalists.
All 31 Teachers of the Year will be honored at Wednesday’s Coweta County Teacher of the Year program, 7 p.m., at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. The Coweta County Board of Education annually presents the program with the Newnan Pilot Club.
The 2012 Teachers of the Year from each school are:
From elementary schools:
• Dr. Page Tarleton, Kindergarten, Arbor Springs.
• Becky Gore, 3rd Grade, Arnco-Sargent.
• Ginny McDonald, 5th Grade, Atkinson.
• Dr. Kelli Zachry, Special Education, Brooks.
• Cindy Glazier, 3rd grade, Canongate.
• Catherine Cathey, 4th Grade Mathematics, Eastside.
• Amber Sambdman, 3rd Grade, Elm Street.
• Linda Holloway, Special Education, Glanton.
• Colleen Gayle, Kindergarten, Jefferson Parkway.
• Jennifer Pitts, 1st Grade, Moreland.
• Jennifer Parker, 4th Grade, Newnan Crossing.
• Lori Barnes, 5th Grade, Northside.
• Melissa Ladd, 4th Grade, Poplar Road.
• Ashley Judy, 4th Grade, Ruth Hill.
• Tracie Gossett, 2nd Grade, Thomas Crossroads.
• Ami Patel, 5th Grade, Welch.
• Melissa Bedenbaugh, Kindergarten, Western.
• Erin Neal, 2nd Grade, White Oak.
• Jennifer Whetstone, 5th Grade, Willis Road.
From middle schools:
• Larry Manwaring, 8th Grade Social Studies, Arnall.
• Blaire Booth, Technology, East Coweta.
• Johnny Holloway, Chorus, Evans.
• Carrie DeBilzan, 8th Grade Language Arts/ Literature, Lee.
• Kelly Benton, 7th Grade Language Arts, Madras.
• Dr. Paige Galt, 6th-8th Grade Spanish Teacher, Smokey Road.
• Melissa Houghton, 6th-8th Grade Social Studies and History, Maggie Brown.
From high schools:
• Natalie Hynson, Graphic Communications, Central Educational Center.
• Katie Lowrie, Science, East Coweta.
• Elizabeth Hilton, Science, Newnan.
• Larry Burns, Social Studies, Northgate.
• Jill Thompson, Social Studies, Winston Dowdell.