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District Teacher of the Year
District Teacher of the Year
Tonja Healey
Monday, October 15, 2018

Brooks County Schools recently honored each school’s Teacher of the Year at the annual Teachers of the Year banquet.  Larry Cunningham welcomed guests which included the Board of Education memebers, school and district staff, community members, along with each school’s Teacher of the Year and their families and friends.  Sam Harden, Principal, and Jocelyn and Kelbie Arrendale introduced Krysti Glasscock, Early Learning Center’s Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Harden spoke of Ms. Glasscock’s love for her students.  Mrs. Arrendale and daughter, Kelbie, a former student of Ms. Glasscock’s, told those in attendance how Ms. Glasscock made Kelbie’s first year of school amazing!  Quitman Elementary Principal Cisco Diaz and former student MacKenzie Alexander introduced Teacher of the Year Julie Register.  Mr. Diaz spoke of how Mrs. Register is a leader among her peers.  MacKenzie spoke about how Mrs. Register encouraged her to be herself when Mrs. Register was her teacher.  Tara Moss, Principal, and Ashton Huffmaster introduced Teacher of the Year for North Brooks Elementary – Mrs. Wendy Graham.  Mrs. Moss spoke of Mrs. Graham’s dedication and commitment.  Ashton, a student of Mrs. Graham, shared how much she and her classmates love Mrs. Graham because of her caring and helpful nature.  Principal Christine Freeman and Marquel Harrison introduced Christy Thomas, Brooks County Middle School’s Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Freeman spoke of Ms. Thomas’ love of agriculture and how she works to instill that love of the land to her students.  Marquel, a former student of Ms. Thomas’, spoke of how Ms. Thomas inspired her and her classmates.  Chris Chastain, principal, and Jarred Seals introduced Brooks County High School’s Teacher of the Year, Zinda McDaniel.  Mr. Chastain spoke of the impact Mrs. McDaniels has on influencing the next generation of our health care providers.  Jarred, a HealthCare student of Mrs. McDaniels, told the audience how Mrs. McDaniel is passionate about her job.  After all of the Teachers of the Year had been introduced, Dr. Vickie Reed, Superintendent of Schools, announced the Brooks County Schools Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Julie Register will represent Brooks County Schools at the state level and compete for Georgia’s Teacher of the Year.  Pictured is: Dr. Vickie Reed and Mrs. Julie Register, Brooks County Schools Teacher of the Year