Twenty-five teachers from Fayette County Public Schools have been nominated to represent their school in the 2024 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 2024 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, Michelle Shaw of Spring Hill Elementary, 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 2024 Fayette County Teacher of the Year competition:
Laura Ellyson, Braelinn Elementary
Sparkle Stanford, Cleveland Elementary
Amy Snyder, Crabapple Lane Elementary
Ashley Travis, Fayetteville Elementary
Kristi Shrode, Huddleston Elementary
Janel Shuler, Inman Elementary
Cheryl Reaves, Kedron Elementary
Laura Patak, North Fayette Elementary
Liz Bunker, Oak Grove Elementary
Brandi Thornton, Peachtree City Elementary
Elaine Wingfield, Peeples Elementary
Jessica Mullis, Robert J. Burch Elementary
Kristi Soong, Sara Harp Minter Elementary
Dorothy Shepard, Spring Hill Elementary
Dedra Carby, Bennett’s Mill Middle
Roderick Sylvester, Flat Rock Middle
Marisa McCarty, JC Booth Middle
Ann Didier, Rising Starr Middle
Ryan Frisch, Whitewater Middle
Dr. Brian Harmon, Fayette County High
Casey Kreitner, McIntosh High
Ashlee Jackson, Sandy Creek High
Rob Bell, Starr’s Mill High
Emily Stallings, Whitewater High
Kenneth James, Fayette LIFE Academy
— Article provided by the Fayette County School System.