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Meet a CCSD School Teacher of the Year: Lisa Nations of Ball Ground ES STEM Academy

Posted On: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Ball Ground ES STEM Academy TOTY 19

Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Ball Ground ES STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Lisa Nations and Principal Dr. Christian Kirby.

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 Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Lisa Nations!

Lisa Nations is a rock for Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy and her community.

A Cherokee County School District graduate and 35-year educator, Ms. Nations has fulfilled her childhood dream of being a teacher and making a positive impact on generations of Ball Ground children.

Today, she not only teaches the children of former students, she also teaches alongside former students, as four have chosen to work at Ball Ground ES STEM Academy with her.

“Lisa, in my opinion, is one of the chosen who was ‘called’ as a young girl in to the teaching career and has fulfilled her calling to the highest expectation,” one parent shared.

Ms. Nations’ legacy extends beyond the classroom, as she has taught many more children in basketball and softball as their coach, in Scouts as their leader, and in Sunday school and Vacation Bible School as their teacher. And she did all this for many years as a single mom to two after the tragic loss of her husband to cancer. As one parent shared: “There can’t be enough praise for Lisa.”

In her own words: “Teachers who feel their choice to be a teacher was a calling put in the long hours without complaining. They want to work with students to help them learn.”

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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