At the Early Learning Center’s end of the year program, it wasn’t just students who were recognized. Principal Derrick Jenkins announced that Mrs. Rahshida Crumpton was selected as the 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year. An eight year veteran teacher, Crumpton has worked in the Brooks County School District for five years. A graduate of Middle Georgia State College, Ashford College, and the University of Phoenix, Crumpton loves to watch her students grow. “It is the best feeling to watch them go from where they start to where they finish and knowing I played an integral part in that.” stated Crumpton. A former colleague influenced her decision to enter the teaching profession. A former assistant teacher in PreK, it was her lead teacher, Mrs. Laura Mixon, who was so influential. “Watching her and the impact she made on her students year in and year out made me really decide that I wanted to teach the little ones,” said Crumpton.
Mr. Jenkins shared, “Mrs. Crumpton is passionate about her job and concerned about the needs of her students.” Always willing to improve her craft, Crumpton stated, “It is a challenge to make sure all students on all levels are getting everything they need. I strive to improve in this area every year.”
Married to Thomas Crumpton, Jr., Crumpton is mother to Kyree Crumpton (age 8) and Nyla Crumpton (age 7), and stepmother to Ava Hobbs (age 12). She loves sports with basketball being her favorite. She is a die hard Kobe Bryant fan. She enjoys watching her favorite tv shows and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Crumpton will represent the Early Learning Center for the 2022-2023 school year as Teacher of the Year and will compete at the district level for the title of Brooks County Schools Teacher of the Year. The BCS Teacher of the Year will be named at the Teacher of the Year banquet hosted in the fall.