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Teacher of Year / Employee of Year Award Recipients

PCSD Teacher of the Year

The classroom teacher is the backbone of the education system.  No one person has greater impact on the education of a child than the teacher who creates the primary learning and instructional environment.  The purpose of the Teacher of the Year Program (TOTY) is to honor those great teachers. 


The 2019-2020 PCSD TOTY award recipients are as follows:

Abney – Katie McAllister

Allgood- Lisa Carson

Austin- Chelsea Sell

Baggett- Kristen Cook

Burnt Hickory- Alisha Collins

Dallas- Stephanie Atkinson

Dobbins- Rosemary Dixon

Dugan- Kim Leonard

EPHS- Barbara Miller

EPMS- Breanne Wood

Herschel Jones- Dana Head

Hiram- Beth Gandy

HHS- Ashley Poole

Hutchens- Marie Owen

McClure- Gretchen Curl

McGarity- Liza Norman

Moses- Scott Collier

Nebo- Andrea DeRamus

New Georgia- Michelle Raveneau

NPHS- MSG Monte Briggs Sr.

Northside- Morgan Gordon

PB Ritch- Kimberly Ramsey

Panter- Rachael Irle

PCHS- Jayson Hart

Poole- Sarah Hatzileris

Ragsdale- Heather Musgrove

Roberts- Shannon Mohammed

Russom- Meredith Lowe

Scoggins- Billy Fountain

Shelton- Melodie Whatley

SPHS- DJ McConnell

SPMS- Stephanie Foreman

Union- Mary Beth Munoz


PCSD Employees of the Year

This program highlights contributions of non-teaching school personnel who support the education of our students in elementary through high school. The overall purpose of the program is to pay tribute to the tireless efforts of our District’s outstanding school employees who are not eligible for recognition as a Teacher of the Year (TOTY). These employees are vital staff members who play key roles in creating a district and school environment that promotes our District’s vision and mission.

The 2018-2019 PCSD EOTY award recipients are as follows:

School Nutrition – Amanda Hicks, Nutrition Manager - North Paulding High School
Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities – Joel Davis, Locksmith – Maintenance, Operations and Facilities
School Support Services – Melanie Ackerson, School Secretary – North Paulding High School
School Instructional Support – Stephen Cochran, Paraprofessional – P.B. Ritch Middle School
District Support Services – Katie Anderson, Fine Arts Coordinator – District Office
Transportation – Maxi Johnston, Bus Driver (Bus 347) - Transportation
School Leadership – Tiffany Frachiseur, Principal – Northside Elementary School


The Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year award recipients will be honored by the Paulding Education Foundation at “The Annual Star Banquet” on May 7th.

Congratulations to all!!