School level Teachers of the Year named


The process to find the next Fayette County Teacher of the Year is underway. Schools throughout the Fayette County Public School System have just finished selecting their individual teachers of the year. Those individuals will submit written applications to compete to become one of three finalists, and ultimately the 2012 Fayette County Teacher of the Year.

An independent panel of judges will read the applications in January; the three finalists will be surprised by a prize patrol at their schools on February 3. The three contenders will take part in a two-step judging process consisting of a site visit to their classrooms and a one-on-one interview session with the judges. The winner will be announced at the Fayette County Teacher of the Year Ceremony on April 19 at New Hope Baptist Church, North Campus, starting at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to the following 2011-2012 school-level teachers of the year:

(Elementary) Braelinn, Scott Moore; Brooks, Natalie Whitson; Cleveland, Dana Lamb; Crabapple Lane, Cynthia Herndon; Fayetteville Intermediate, Valerie Gober; Hood Avenue, Marie Roberson; Huddleston, Josh Noland; Inman, Lisa Mitchell; Kedron, Sue Bilotta; North Fayette, Nancy Reagin; Oak Grove, Carla Brown; Peachtree City, Laura Penoyer; Peeples, Laura Reeves; Robert J. Burch, Heather Sapienza; Sara Harp Minter, Erik Falkenhagen; Spring Hill, Christina Cayer; Tyrone, Andrea Watt.

(Middle) Bennett’s Mill, Dr. Cathy Folden-Handley; Fayette, Laureen Peruzar; Flat Rock, Nadia Duncan; J.C. Booth, Cathy Hubble; Rising Starr, Suzanne Carey; Whitewater, Julie Patrick.

(High) Alternative, Margo Wimbish; Fayette County, Malia Bergstrom; McIntosh, Bob Petersen; Sandy Creek, Christopher Cannon; Starr’s Mill, Dan Gant; Whitewater, Jacqueline Mullen.