MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation (MEEF) has announced the Top Ten finalists for the Muscogee County School District Teacher of the Year.
Finalists were selected from the applications of 56 teacher honorees – each named the Teacher of the Year (TOTY) for their respective schools.
The finalists are as follows:
7th grade Science
Aaron Cohn Middle School
K-5th grade Art
Britt David Elementary Magnet Academy
10-12th grade Pre-AP Physics, Chemistry, AP Chemistry
Columbus High School
4th grade Math
Dorothy Height Elementary School
Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy
7th grade Life Science
Fort Middle School
10th grade English Literature, Yearbook
Jordan High School
North Columbus Elementary
9-12th grade Theatre
Northside High School
MEEF recognizes teachers who have dedicated themselves to excellence in the classroom. The Top Ten finalists will be interviewed by the MEEF Selection Committee, which is made up of business and educational leaders in Columbus. After the interviews, the Selection Committee will select the Top Three finalists, who will then be observed in their classrooms.
The 2015 MCSD Teacher of the Year will be announced at the Gala on Thursday, May 7 at the Trade Center to an expected crowd of 800 supporters of excellence in education.
The gala is open to the public and tickets to the Gala can be purchased at Springer Box Office April 13 - 24 for $35 each.
The Selection Committee members include MEEF Board members, community leaders and former MCSD Teachers of the Year including: Chair: Carole Rutland - Coordinator - Coalition of Sound Growth; Steve Davis – President – Columbus Water Works; Warren Steele– Chairman of the Board – Columbus Regional Health; Joe Mills – Cornerstone Literacy -- MCSD TOTY 2002; Bill Murphy Executive Vice President Economic Development Greater Columbus Chamber; Kim Lester – MCSD – 2013 TOTY; Marquette McKnight – CEO - Media, Marketing ... and More! Inc. and Rodney Close CEO - Girls and Boys Club of the Chattahoochee Valley.
MEEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering educational excellence by focusing on individual teachers who are innovative and exceptionally effective in their profession in the Muscogee County School district. The Foundation has awarded over $1.9 million to innovative teachers in