School level Teachers of the Year announced


The first step toward finding Fayette’s 2011 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) is complete.

Last month teachers at all 29 schools voted for the person they thought most deserved to be their school’s TOTY. These school-level nominees are now competing to become one of three finalists who will be selected as the county’s overall winner.

They will fill out a comprehensive application explaining their teaching philosophy, why they chose to become a teacher, what they can do to better the profession, and their thoughts and solutions on issues facing today’s educators. Three judges, a retired Fayette County teacher, a retired Fayette County principal, and last year’s Fayette County Teacher of the Year, will read and independently rate each application. The three finalists will be announced late January or early February 2011.

Here are the school-level nominees:

Katie Salisbury, Braelinn
Kimberlee Wright, Brooks
Tarkesia Williamson, Cleveland
Michelle Mayne, Crabapple Lane
Roberta Haren, Fayetteville Intermediate
Jane Williams, Hood Avenue Primary
Andi McPeak, Huddleston
Charlie Harper, Inman
Cheri Brooks, Kedron
Cheryl Busby, North Fayette
Karen Eller, Oak Grove
Justine Van Nimwegen, Peachtree City
Jennifer Stadelmeyer, Peeples
Nicole Williams, Robert J. Burch
Sherri Harris, Sara Harp Minter
Nicole (Nikki) Mosley, Spring Hill
Johnna Davis, Tyrone

Scott Ashmore, Bennett’s Mill
Aimee Gumerson, Fayette
Monica Reckley, Flat Rock
Jeff Eller, J.C. Booth
Susan Stohrer, Rising Starr
Julie Lunceford, Whitewater

Margo Wimbish, Alternative
Tim Miller, Fayette County
Shelley Dowse, McIntosh
Keelan Seabolt, Sandy Creek
Jonathan Winkjer, Starr’s Mill
Krystin Glover, Whitewater