Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Cherokee High School 2019 Teacher of the Year Ben Sosebee and Principal Todd Miller.
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 Cherokee High School 2019 Teacher of the Year Ben Sosebee!
Ben Sosebee is such a popular educator at Cherokee High School that students want to be in any and every class he’s teaching.
Mr. Sosebee, an 11-year teacher who currently teaches Advanced Placement Psychology and U.S. History, serves as head baseball coach and chairs the social studies department, has earned students’ and colleagues’ respect through his dedication to the craft of teaching and engaging everyone in learning. “No one,” he said, “ever said that school cannot be fun.”
His focus on finding that fun, and his success in helping students and peers do the same, won him the school’s Teacher of the Year title.
“Students want to be around him because he allows them to be themselves and learn in their unique way,” a colleague said of Mr. Sosebee, who holds bachelor, master’s and specialist degrees in education. Another noted his role as a “model teacher,” who is called upon to instruct his fellow teachers. “He is always available to fellow teachers to bounce ideas off of him, and also to ‘steal’ needed materials from.”
In his own words: “Students do not need to be browbeaten with a daily reminder that a test is coming up. They need to know that their teacher cares for them, not only as a student, but as a person.”
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!