Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Creekland Middle School 2019 Teacher of the Year Laura Brown and Principal Dr. Sue Zinkil.
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 Creekland Middle School 2019 Teacher of the Year Laura Brown!
Creekland Middle School special education teacher Laura Brown’s eighth-graders complete a project each year called “The Power of One.” They study the positive impact a prominent person in history, such as Malala Yousafzai or Jesse Owens, has made in the lives of others.
While she would never suggest it, Ms. Brown could be the subject of that project, according to her students, their parents and her colleagues, who praise her incredible devotion to recognizing and encouraging the potential of every child -- no matter their differences. The dedication she has shown to students over her 13-year career, including 10 years leading the school’s special education department, led her colleagues to name her Teacher of the Year.
Her concern for every student is evident, shared a parent, who experienced that care even though her child is not in Ms. Brown’s class: “As the parent of a child with learning challenges, I cannot imagine the patience and skill required to work with these amazing students five days a week. Her response is always, ‘Just doing my job. Aren’t I lucky to have such a great job?’”
In her own words: “My greatest accomplishments appear each May when the official graduating class of Creekview High School is announced. Each one of those accomplishments has a name in my memory and a place in my heart.”
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!