Georgia names 2015 Teacher of the Year

by Celia Shortt

A fourth grade teacher from Miller Elementary School in Warner Robbins was named the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year at the annual Georgia Teacher of the Year banquet on Friday.

“I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations to Amanda Miliner, our 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. “She has already changed lives in her classroom, and through this platform she will change the lives of many more children in Georgia as she acts as an advocate and a voice for educators and students.”

Coweta County teacher, Dr. Lyn Schenbeck, was honored with the other finalists at the lunch, as well. The event was held at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

“It’s a great honor to represent the county,” said Schenbeck. “I love being able to represent a school system and a county that I really love and respect.”

Schenbeck is director of arts at Central Educational Center and is Coweta’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. She has been teaching for more than 40 years.

Currently, Schenbeck teaches five classes at CEC and directs internships in the arts. She is also a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the group responsible for the Grammy Awards.




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