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Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Jama McCartney of Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy!

Posted On: Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Clark Creek ES STEM Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Jama McCartney and Principal Joey Moss.

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 Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Jama McCartney!

As an art teacher at Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy, Jama McCartney teaches children to shape clay into pottery.  Her colleagues say she’s just as gifted at shaping students into better people and her school into a better place.

“She loves what she does,” Principal Joey Moss said, as to why Ms. McCartney’s colleagues were inspired to name her Teacher of the Year.  “If you ask Ms. McCartney about her job, she will tell you she is ‘just an art teacher.’  However, the Clark Creek community knows her to be much more.  She makes a positive impact on not only me, but also on anyone in her realm of influence.”

A founding teacher at the seven-year-old school, Ms. McCartney over her 15-year teaching career has made crafting outstanding school climate a personal mission.  In addition to being named her school’s Teacher of the Year, Ms. McCartney was selected as one of four finalists for CCSD Teacher of the Year. 

In her own words: “I see the whole child.  I believe my greatest accomplishment in education is providing a safe place for students to explore art, but, more importantly, feel loved and valued for who they are.”


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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