Students: Teacher of the Year makes learning funWe are always impressed to read about our outstanding local teachers each year when the Coweta County School System recognizes its top teachers. On Wednesday, the Teachers of the Year from each of our local schools were recognized, and Tracie Gossett, a second grade teacher at Thomas Crossroads Elementary School, was named Coweta Teacher of the Year for 2012. She will now compete for Georgia Teacher of the Year.
Listening to what her students and her principal had to say about Gossett – plus the top teacher’s own comments about education – it’s clear that Tracie Gossett is an outstanding teacher.
Comments from Gossett’s student were read during the recognition program. An overriding theme in the comments was that Gossett makes learning fun.
Here is a sampling of the students’ comments:
“I think Mrs. Gossett is a great teacher because she’s fun, caring and sweet. She does fun things.”
“She makes everything a fun game and just fun by itself.”
“I think Mrs. Gossett is a wonderful teacher because she makes us very happy; but the best of all, she loves us.”
There’s certainly nothing wrong with making learning fun. When students are having fun and working hard in the classroom, they are likely to succeed.
As Thomas Crossroads Principal Fate Simmons said, “If the kids love a teacher, the parents will love the teacher, and the kids truly love her.”
Simmons also had this high praise for Gossett: “She is outstanding, no doubt ... If you asked for a perfect person, a perfect teacher, it would be Mrs. Gossett.”
That’s high praise for this outstanding educator who is committed to our young people. Congratulations to Tracie Gossett and all the local schools’ Teachers of the Year. Thanks for all you do for our children.