Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Johnston ES 2019 Teacher of the Year Brittany Stalling and Principal Laura Akers.
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Johnston Elementary School Teacher of the Year Brittany Stalling remembers when she realized her life’s calling.
Growing up, she would join her grandmother on running errands in town. There would always be at least one person in their path who would come up and say to her grandmother, a retired teacher, “Do you remember me?” She would remember each one and delight in the reunion.
“No matter the student,” Ms. Stalling said, “they would always end the conversation by saying thank you to my grandmother for making a difference in their lives. These moments influenced me to become a teacher to help turn a child’s dream into reality so that they can make a positive difference in the world.”
That is just what Ms. Stalling has done for the last five years since earning her education degree from Reinhardt University. Her commitment to combining new instructional practices with what she learned from watching her grandmother – deeply caring for each child you teach, has made her a school leader, according to her Principal: “She believes in true teamwork, and she has a genuine love for all people.”
In her own words: “Once we, as educators, students, parents and guardians, rise up to the call of action and use our powerful weapon of education, we can change the world in as positive way that can not only change humanity, but also help all press through the challenges in life.”
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!