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 Free Home Elementary School Teacher of the Year Kristin Davis!
Free Home Elementary School Teacher of the Year Kristin Davis brings a unique perspective to fostering parent engagement.
After three years of teaching, she chose to leave the classroom for 15 years to be a stay-at-home mom for her four children. During that time, Ms. Davis actively volunteered in her children’s schools including serving as PTA president. Once her children were older, Ms. Davis returned to her profession equipped with this new perspective.
“It instilled me with a love and compassion for parents and a desire to help bridge the connection between home and school,” said Ms. Davis, who joined the Free Home ES faculty five years ago and currently teaches third grade.
She successfully builds those bridges, according to her students’ parents, who note her strong communication skills and attention to detail, such as providing parents with questions they could ask their child about current lessons. “As a parent who loves to stay informed, she is just amazing,” a parent shared, noting she also is a former teacher now stay-at-home mom and understands the time Ms. Davis invests in her students and their families. “She is a model teacher.”
In her own words: “When parents know you sincerely care about their child, and when they are armed with tangible ways to support their child’s learning, the bridge between home and school grows stronger. Teachers learn more about their students, and parents have a more positive view of their children’s teachers. Both will be better equipped to help students achieve.”
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.