CALHOUN, GA – Today, Gordon County Schools (GCS) surprised three exceptional teachers with the news that they were selected as finalists for the 2023-24 Gordon County Schools Teacher of the Year award.
Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker and Director of Leadership and Secondary Education, Dr. Amy Parker, visited their classrooms with flowers and the announcement of their selection.
The finalists are: Jacqueline Cascio from Red Bud Middle, India Bennett from W.L. Swain Elementary, and Christy Smith from Fairmount Elementary.
The GCS Teacher of the Year will be announced at the Teacher of the Year Ceremony scheduled the week of May 2nd. The winner of the system-wide honor will represent Gordon County Schools on the state level for the Georgia Teacher of the Year competition.
To learn more about each of the Gordon County Schools Teacher of the Year finalists and view photos from the surprise visits, please navigate to www.gcbe.org/teacheroftheyear.
From left to right: Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker, Fairmount Elementary Teacher of the Year and District Finalist, Christy Smith, and Fairmount Elementary Principal, Rebecca Champion
From left to right: Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker, W.L. Swain Elementary Teacher of the Year and District Finalist, India Bennett, and W.L. Swain Elementary Principal, Tara Green.
From left to right: Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker, Red Bud Middle School Teacher of the Year and District Finalist, Jacqueline Cascio, and Red Bud Middle Principal, Justin Timms
About Gordon County Schools
Gordon County Schools system serves approximately 6,500 students in schools across the county including six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The mission of the Gordon County School system is to build a collaborative culture that engages all students and staff in learning experiences leading to growth, empowerment, and transformation.
Contact at Gordon County Schools:
Phone: (706) 629-7366 ext. 8151