2017-08-09 / Front Page

Jenkins County Teachers of the Year recognized at Preplanning


Jenkins County Teachers of the Year, from left, are Jamese Oliver-Jenkins County Elementary School, Wayne Burke- Jenkins County Middle School, Laura Tyler-Jenkins County High School, and Mary Young, School Board Vice-Chair. 
(Photo contributed) Jenkins County Teachers of the Year, from left, are Jamese Oliver-Jenkins County Elementary School, Wayne Burke- Jenkins County Middle School, Laura Tyler-Jenkins County High School, and Mary Young, School Board Vice-Chair. (Photo contributed) The school year kick-off was held for faculty and staff in the Jenkins County School System on the first day of preplanning Monday, July 31st. Board members, administrators, faculty and staff system-wide met together for their annual recognition ceremony.

Partners in Education for the school system were recognized. The schools rely heavily on the generosity of businesses in the community and surrounding communities willing to provide donations, goods, and services for the school system. The Partners in Education include the Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center, Optim Healthcare, Dairy Queen, Modern Woodmen of America, Cotton Gin, Georgia Power, Hadden Insurance Agency, Horace Mann Company, Round’s, Region’s Bank, Superior Alarm, Sylvania Ford, Team Insurance Group, BI-LO, Huddle House, Planters EMC, and Queensborough National Bank. Thank you to these businesses for their partnerships with the Jenkins County schools!

Teachers of the Year are also recognized from each school as well as a district wide Teacher of the Year. The 2016-2017 Teachers of the Year are Jamese Oliver- Jenkins County Elementary School, Wayne Burke-Jenkins County Middle School and Laura Tyler-Jenkins County High School. Congratulations to these teachers as they are recognized for their dedication to their students and the school system.

The Teacher of the Year applications are shared with a select number of administrators from other systems to vote on the system wide winner. The system wide Teacher of the Year chosen for 2016-2017 was Laura Tyler. Ms. Tyler is the Anatomy teacher at the Jenkins County High School.

Mrs. Tara Cooper, Superintendent of Jenkins County Schools, shared an inspirational message at the conclusion of the program. Her words to her faculty and staff included reminders such as, “We, right here in the Jenkins County School System, have accomplished amazing things in spite of the barriers.” Mrs. Cooper finished by encouraging the staff, “It takes every one of us for this system to be amazing.”

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