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Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Margo Kemmerer of Etowah HS!

Posted On: Saturday, August 6, 2022

Etowah- Margo Kemmerer

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 2022 Etowah High School Teacher of the Year Margo Kemmerer!

Etowah High School Teacher of the Year Margo Kemmerer has positively influenced many students over her 15-year career, all of which has been served on Eagle Mountain.

Not only has she taught her English class students to be better writers and to more deeply understand novels, she’s also guided hundreds to earn college credit by passing Advanced Placement (AP) tests.  And not only have her thoughtfully designed lessons led her students to engagement and knowledge mastery, they’ve also been adopted by her colleagues, both at Etowah and across the district, as model lessons.  

As one colleague shared, countless photocopies have been made in teacher workrooms over the years of Ms. Kemmerer’s assignments and activities by teachers benefitting from her experience and creativity.  “She doesn’t need praise, accolades or recognition,” for this service, her fellow teacher said.  “It’s within her heart to help anyone, including her beloved students.”

Ms. Kemmerer is a “teacher’s teacher,” but she also is a favorite among students, including earning the prestigious title of STAR Teacher, awarded by the school’s top achieving student.  “Students absolutely love being in her classes,” Principal Robert Horn said.  “Students know that she truly cares about them and will work tirelessly to help them succeed.”

In her own words: “The classroom feels like my second home, and I try to create that atmosphere for my students, so they know they are cared for and welcomed.  My top priority is to give students a safe place to question, learn, grow and succeed.”

Special thanks to our 2022 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration's 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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