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 Hickory Flat Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Corinne Snow!
Hickory Flat Elementary School Teacher of the Year Corinne Snow is not only a positive strong influence in the lives of her students, she also is one of the most positive people her colleagues have ever known.
“Shhhh,” one colleague shared, “don’t tell anyone, but I really think she is Superwoman.”
After the sudden death of her husband, renowned Cobb County PE teacher Coach Jay Ingram, Ms. Snow moved to Cherokee County and joined Hickory Flat ES as a special education teacher. Two years later, she realized she was being called to instead teach PE as her late husband did.
While this new path was inspired by his legacy, Principal Whitney Nolan said Coach Snow’s “quiet strength and caring heart for others” is why children beg to go to the gym for her classes and why her colleagues turn to her for a pep talk, a shoulder to cry on, and a true friend.
“Upon her introduction,” a colleague said, “I remember our administrators telling our staff about the positivity that she exhibited during her interview. It seemed strange that someone who had experienced such loss could actually have enough light about them that others would take notice of it. It didn’t take me long to see that their words were spoken in truth.”
In her own words: “Kids need to learn it is OK to fail and try again. They need to learn that academics are important, but so is their health. I’m always available to listen to a student tell a story or give a hug. Kids need to know we care.”
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!