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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. 

ABOUT
GTOTY
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Cherie Dennis

2022 Georgia Teacher of the Year

"Believe in public education because its

potential is your potential. Believe in its ability

to provide children a safe place to find their

footing when their world outside of the school

walls may be crumbling in ways that we

personally cannot imagine.

Elected Officers

Appointed Officers

Recent Posts

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Marc C. Pedersen

President

Science Teacher

Paulding County High School

Ernie Lee

Ernie Lee

President-Elect

IB Teacher

Savannah Chatham Public Schools

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Michelle Ashmore

Secretary

AP Government & Econ. Teacher

Troup County High School

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Julie Lanier

Treasurer

Information coming.

Jemelleh Coes

Jemelleh Coes

Past President

Professor

University of Georgia

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Dr. Sarah Hawthorne

Executive Director

President and Founder

AlphaSkills, Inc.

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Michelle Ashmore

Conference Vice-Chair

AP Government & Econ. Teacher

Troup County High School

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Open

Parliamentarian

Information coming.

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Rosetta Coyne

Historian

Regions 15 & 16

GATESOL Liaison

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Judy Lance

Membership Chair

Information coming.

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