Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Etowah High School Teacher of the Year Tabatha Box and Principal Robert Horn.
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 Etowah High School 2019 Teacher of the Year Tabatha Box!
Etowah High School math teacher Tabatha Box loves teaching math -- so much so that the way to her heart on Valentine’s Day was a gift of a skirt patterned with equations.
The 11-year educator, who teaches math classes ranging from geometry to AP Calculus, earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kennesaw State University. She began teaching in 2007, joining CCSD in 2014, and in addition to earning her school’s Teacher of the Year title, was named a CCSD finalist.
She survived a very challenging childhood, and, as a college student fighting for custody and then raising her younger brother, Ms. Box found her calling to help children through teaching.
“Mrs. Box always makes sure patience and compassion form the foundation for her classroom,” a former student said. “It’s no easy task to make sure 30 students all understand a topic… but she makes sure they understand the concept before moving on and produces academic excellence from all of those that walk through her classroom door.”
In her own words: “I hope to inspire the desire to learn for the sake of learning, to be hard-working even when times are tough and stressful, and to respect and be kind to those around you. These are core values I instill in my lessons day to day.”
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!