A Cherokee County School District teacher is a finalist for a national education award!
Cherokee High School English, speech and forensics teacher Jamie Wills is a finalist for the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Educator of the Year Award.
More than 5,000 member teachers and coaches were eligible for the award, and five have been named finalists for the honor that recognizes an educator who has “enhanced the quality of education in the field of speech and debate” through his or her work in the classroom. Nominations may be made by teachers, administrators, school board members and parents.
The national winner will be named on March 1, which is National Speech and Debate Education Day.
“We’re so proud of this recognition and of the award-winning program Ms. Wills has built at Cherokee High,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “The skills students learn through speech and debate classes and team competitions will positively benefit them for their entire lives, and this honor recognizes Ms. Wills for providing her students that education with excellence.”