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CCSD Educators Wins Top State Awards for PE Teachers 2022 Georgia PE Teacher of the Year Awards 9 30 22

Four Cherokee County School District educators have earned top state awards for physical education teachers!

Jason Bermudez of Indian Knoll Elementary School has been named the Georgia Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  The three teachers who make up the PE department for Liberty Elementary School -- Jose Lago, Rick Myers and Lucy Pence -- together earned the association’s Award of Excellence in Physical Education.

CCSD School Named Microsoft Showcase School for Second Year Indian Knoll ES 2022-23 Microsoft Showcase 9 29 22

Indian Knoll Elementary School for the second consecutive year has earned a global honor recognizing its dedication to effectively using technology for teaching and learning!

The school has been selected by Microsoft as a 2022-23 Microsoft Showcase School in honor of its successful use of educational technology to benefit students and teachers.  Only 43 U.S. schools were selected as Showcase Schools, and only two Georgia schools were named to the list.

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Tara Costello of Indian Knoll ES! Indian Knoll- Tara Costello

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 Indian Knoll Elementary School Teacher of the Year Tara Costello!

As a child, Indian Knoll Elementary School Teacher of the Year Tara Costello’s extended family experienced many challenging times.

CCSD Earns International Recognition for Excellence in Education CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

The Cherokee County School District has earned international recognition for excellence in education!

The district is one of only 38 school districts in the world to today be named a 2022 Cognia School System of Distinction by the international accreditation organization.

CCSD Connections Parent Newsletter September Edition Now Online image CCSD Connections parent newsletter September 2022

The September edition of the CCSD Connections parent newsletter now is online at with the latest CCSD news, including the announcement of an Oct. 12 Digital Learning Day for high school students not taking the PSAT or SAT at school that day.  

Microsoft Recognizes 36 CCSD Educators as Instructional Technology Experts MIE Expert logo

Microsoft Education has recognized 36 Cherokee County School District teachers and staff as among the nation’s top instructional technology experts!

They have been named to the 2022-23 class of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEE).  The technology company selected only 830 educators, support staff and school and school district leaders nationwide, considered among the best at understanding how technology can improve learning, for this elite recognition. 

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