Were so proud of our Final Four, Dr. Hightower said, noting that the group of retired educators and community leaders who make up the judging committee had a tough job in selecting them from a pool of CCSDs finest. As I read their applications, what struck me was how they not only are excellent educators, but they also go above and beyond to show their students how much they care about them.
The finalists are Barry Dalton of Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy, Tracie Galvis of Cherokee HS, Karen Garland of Clark Creek ES STEM Academy, and Ansley Sand of River Ridge HS.
The CCSD Teacher of the Year, who is one of these four finalists, will be announced during the Legacy Makers celebration this month. The winner will represent CCSD in the Georgia Teacher of the Year competition.