Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Arnold Mill Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Brooke McMullen and Principal Dan Fuller.
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Teacher Brooke McMullen’s second-graders master more than State academic performance standards during their year in her Arnold Mill Elementary School classroom.
They master social and emotional learning, too, and make a new friend for life in their teacher, who, for her dedication to each child, has earned her colleagues’ admiration and the title of Teacher of the Year.
Ms. McMullen, who has taught for 10 years at Arnold Mill – kindergarten, and now, second grade, calls her technique for connecting with students, “wayside teaching.” On the way into class, she greets them by name, a high-five and a question that shows she’s paying attention: “Did you lose that tooth yet?” “How was your football game last night?” And at the end of the day, the class holds an “afternoon meeting” to share problems – both academic and personal -- and help each other solve them.
“In her classroom, the students know that over anything, they are loved,” a colleague said. “This is what helps her students to thrive in her classroom. She provides them with a relationship.”
In her own words: “Along with the many roles teachers have to fill, one of the most important roles is to be each student’s champion – to believe in each and every student and make a positive impact each day in their lives.”
Special thanks to our "Legacy Makers" Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton!
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