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IMPROVING

the Quality of Education

RECOGNIZING

Outstanding Teachers

PROVIDING

Rich Professional Development

IMPLEMENTING

Dynamic Classroom Experiences

Georgia's Teacher of the Year Program (GTOTY) annually spotlights the teaching profession and recognizes outstanding public school teachers at the local and state levels. 

The program is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education. It is a prestigious awards program to focus attention on excellence in teaching. The first Georgia Teacher of the Year was selected in 1971. 

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GTOTY
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Elected Officers

Appointed Officers

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Allison Townsend

President

2019 Georgia Teacher of the Year
Fulton County

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Nikki Hampton

President-Elect

2021 Finalist
Bartow County

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Michelle Ashmore

Secretary

2017 Finalist
Heard County

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Dr. Doug Doblar

Treasurer

2019 Finalist
Gwinnett County

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Marc Pedersen

Past President

2015 Finalist

Paulding County

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Dr. Sarah Hawthorne

Executive Director

1975 Finalist
President of Alphaskills, Inc.

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Michelle Ashmore

Conference Vice-Chair

2017 Finalist
Heard County

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Parliamentarian

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Rosetta Coyne

Historian

Regions 15 & 16

GATESOL Liaison

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Judy Lance

Membership Chair

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