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Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

Gwinnett County Public Schools congratulates the district's top 25 teachers, semifinalists for the county's 2020 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) competition. Please click on an educator's name (links below)  to learn more about each of the semifinalists, pictured left to right:


2020 Teacher of the Year SemifinalistsFront Row: Shemika Turner, Jamie Gowen, Carrie Rajek, Lee Newman, Celisa Edwards, Gulannar Rattani, and Michelle Green.

2nd Row: Alyson Reilly, Kelsey Case, Lori Tschan, LeTricia Parks, Vivarine Argilagos, and Amber Simmons.

3rd Row: Elizabeth Summerlin, Christy Lueke, Anthony Dramis, Rebecca Carlisle, Ellen Hill, Abbey Quintero, and Ashton Simpson.

4th Row: Alice Carscaddon, Kelly Sloan, Matt Green, Brad Zickefoose, and Colleen LaPerre.

We brought together the top 25 teachers for a photo session and group photo. In the individual pages, you'll read a quote from the TOTY semifinalist and learn more about each honored educator. Each teacher is pictured with something— a teaching tool or symbol— that represents the classroom and that educator's  career.

Photos by Glenn Martin of Martin Photography
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Vivarine Argilagos

Vivarine Argilagos

Lovin Elementary
Rebecca Carlisle

Rebecca Carlisle

North Gwinnett High
Alice Carscaddon

Alice Carscaddon

Burnette Elementary
Kelsey Case

Kelsey Case

Chattahoochee Elementary
Anthony Dramis

Anthony Dramis

Hull Middle
Celisa Edwards

Celisa Edwards

Dacula Middle
Jamie Gowen

Jamie Gowen

Winn Holt Elementary
Matthew Green

Matthew Green

Berkeley Lake Elementary
Michelle Green

Michelle Green

Grayson High
Ellen Hill

Ellen Hill

Dyer Elementary
Colleen LaPerre

Colleen LaPerre

Brookwood Elementary
Christy Lueke

Christy Lueke

Patrick Elementary
Lee Newman

Lee Newman

Norcross High
LeTricia E. Parks

LeTricia E. Parks

Meadowcreek Elementary
Abbey Quintero

Abbey Quintero

McKendree Elementary
Carrie Rajek

Carrie Rajek

Harbins Elementary
Gulannar Rattani

Gulannar Rattani

Moore Middle
Alyson Reilly

Alyson Reilly

Craig Elementary
Amber Simmons

Amber Simmons

Brookwood High
Ashton Simpson

Ashton Simpson

Walnut Grove Elementary
Kelly Sloan

Kelly Sloan

Osborne Middle
Elizabeth Summerlin

Elizabeth Summerlin

Mill Creek High
Lori Tschan

Lori Tschan

Riverside Elementary
Brad Zickefoose

Brad Zickefoose

Radloff Middle
Shemika Turner

Shemika Turner

Chesney Elementary
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Special thanks to the following sponsors for supporting the celebration of this year's honored educators!

Presenting Sponsor

Life Touch logo

Platinum Sponsors

   Balfour logo


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                     Image of Scholastic Images logo                        VALIC logo


Gold Sponsor

 

 

     


Silver Sponsors

J Smith Lanier & Company

Junior Achievement of Georgia

Kroger

     

Bronze Sponsors

R R Brien & Associates, Inc.

Classworks

Gwinnett County Public Schools
Foundation Fund, Inc.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

MetLife

Pearson Education

     
 
 
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