Twenty-four teachers from the Fayette County Public School System have been nominated to represent their school in the 2021 Fayette County Teacher of the Year competition.
The teachers were selected by their peers through a voting process that took place at the schools in October. Each school-level teacher of the year is now a nominee for the 2021 Fayette County Teacher of the Year competition, and will complete an essay-style application about their teaching styles, objectives and classroom initiatives.
The applications will be rated by a three-person panel consisting of last year’s Fayette County Teacher of the Year winner, Christina Rufenacht from Flat Rock Middle, and two retired educators.
The teachers with the three top scores will become finalists in the competition and will take part in a final judging stage that includes an onsite classroom visit and interview with the judges. The winner will be announced April 15 at the annual Fayette County Teacher of the Year Ceremony.
The following teachers are nominees for the 2021 Fayette County Teacher of the Year competition:
Kirstin Miller, Braelinn Elementary
Rebecca Shriner, Cleveland Elementary
Tricia Sanders, Crabapple Lane Elementary
Shannon O’Hara, Fayetteville Elementary
Shannon Knight, Huddleston Elementary
Alicia McDaniel, Inman Elementary
Sue Keirn, Kedron Elementary
Kwanza Latimer, North Fayette Elementary
Kenny Blum, Oak Grove Elementary
Heidi Ritchey, Peachtree City Elementary
Amanda Fields, Peeples Elementary
Kathy Myers, Robert J. Burch Elementary
Katy Phillips, Sara Harp Minter Elementary
Kristen Perchalski, Spring Hill Elementary
Todd Borngesser, J.C. Booth Middle
Ashley Hare, Flat Rock Middle
Bob Didier, Rising Starr Middle
Hearher Kilmer, Whitewater Middle
Kristin Rabun, Fayette County High
Emily Hodge, McIntosh High
Bethany Lambert, Sandy Creek High
Mark DeCourcy, Starr’s Mill High
Jennifer Grossbohlin, Whitewater High
John McLucas, Fayette LIFE Academy