Twenty-five teachers from Fayette County Public Schools have been nominated to represent their schools in the 2023 Fayette County Teacher of the Year competition.
The teachers were selected by their peers through a voting process that took place at the schools. Each school-level teacher of the year is now a nominee for the 2023 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, Christy Todd of Rising Starr 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 on-site classroom visit and interview with the judges. The winner will be announced at the annual Fayette County Teacher of the Year Ceremony.
The following teachers are nominees for the 2023 Fayette County Teacher of the Year competition (listed by school in alphabetical order):
Kelly Miles, Braelinn Elementary
Crystal Legrand, Cleveland Elementary
Lynn Williams, Crabapple Lane Elementary
Heather Stogsdill, Fayetteville Elementary
Meredith Mazzillo, Huddleston Elementary
Anessa Owens, Inman Elementary
Nicole Thomas, Kedron Elementary
Freddie Lawrence, North Fayette Elementary
Lauren Toering, Oak Grove Elementary
Julie Weida, Peachtree City Elementary
Dr. Angela Brown, Peeples Elementary
McKenzie Ellis, Robert J. Burch Elementary
Amy Hudson, Sara Harp Minter Elementary
Michelle Shaw, Spring Hill Elementary
Kevin Anderson, Bennett’s Mill Middle
Sarah Thompson, Flat Rock Middle
Victoria Hunt, JC Booth Middle
Jamie Carson, Rising Starr Middle
Steven Charity, Whitewater Middle
Ayesha Denny, Fayette County High
Bree Heaton, McIntosh High
Jill Lloyd, Sandy Creek High
Jennifer Devine, Starr’s Mill High
Shelley Kozlowski, Whitewater High
Calvin Maddox, Fayette LIFE Academy
— Provided by the Fayette County School System.