Teacher in Focus

Allison Hurston: Ninth grade biology, Newnan High

by Celia Shortt

alt

Allison Hurston

How long have you been a teacher?

This is my sixth year of teaching.

Why did you want to become a teacher?

When I was younger, teachers were very influential in my life. They helped me overcome a lot. I've always loved school, and it seemed very natural.

What do you do when you're not teaching?

I coach cheerleading and soccer when I am not teaching or attending grad school. I also spend time with my family and I take biology-related trips in the summer. I really enjoy the trips and bring them back to the classroom.

Do you have a family?

I've been married to my husband, John, for four years this summer. He is an Instructional Specialist in College Park.

What is your favorite part of teaching?

The interactions with the students and really getting to know them on a more personal level. They're cool kids. I love the content of biology as well. I'm a self-proclaimed biology nerd. I like to portray this aspect of myself accurately to my students to teach them the importance of embracing who you are.

If you weren't teaching, what would you be doing?

I would either be a embryologist or a geneticist, pursuing research.

What is your favorite movie(s)?

'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' 'The Sandlot'



More Education

Coweta County Schools hold Teacher Edcamp

Coweta County's first teacher-led EdCamp was recently held to give teachers and administrators an opportunity to collaborate and lead intera ... Read More


Teacher in Focus: Hillary Metts

Hillary Metts teaches special education at Moreland Elementary School. This year is her sixth year of teaching. Why did you become a teacher ... Read More


Churches help with back-to-school needs

Dr. Lynn Glassbrook can’t forget those two bookbags a donor left in the fellowship hall at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church on Highw ... Read More


Education Briefs

Troy University announces Summer/Term 5 graduates Troy University is pleased to recognize local students who graduated during the summer sem ... Read More


Young Georgia Authors

Coweta student named state writing contest winner

Lee Middle School (LMS) eighth-grader Seung-Joon Baek was chosen as the eighth grade winner in the state's Young Georgia Authors writing com ... Read More

Teacher in Focus: Kristin Richard

Kristin Richard teaches kindergarten at Canongate Elementary School. She is starting her 20th year of teaching and has been in Coweta County ... Read More