Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Bascomb Elementary School Teacher of the Year Leslie Kreiger and Principal Kathleen Chandler.
Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week... please help us celebrate Bascomb Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Leslie Kreiger!
When new kindergartners walk through the door of teacher Leslie Kreiger’s Bascomb Elementary School classroom, they find themselves eye-to-eye with her.
She kneels to connect with them at their level on their first day in a big new world of learning – one of many small details on her part that make a huge difference for students, according to parents.
“This little gesture eased the anxiety of those kids and, right away, they felt more at ease,” one parent said. “As a parent, I loved seeing how friendly and kind she was welcoming our son to his new classroom. Now, at the beginning of each new school year, I am always excited to see which one of my friends gets to experience the joy it is to have Mrs. Kreiger as a teacher for their child.”
A 22-year teacher, Ms. Kreiger’s care for her students and colleagues and her own continued growth -- like her current studies to become certified as an English for Speakers of Other Languages teacher and her adoption of a social-emotional learning mindset -- led her colleagues to name her Teacher of the Year. It’s her third time to earn this title, having previously won at Boston and Little River Elementary Schools.
In her own words: “I have spent my career fostering a sense of family within my classroom.”
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!