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 R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Lesley Carmichael …
If you ask a student of R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy 2022 Teacher of the Year Lesley Carmichael about their writing lab teacher, you will get a well-written essay.
Here’s just an excerpt from “Why Mrs. Carmichael is The Best Teacher”: “She is a role model, a teacher, an amazing storyteller, she has an amazing sense of humor, and she juggles all these things with a positive attitude. She is never afraid to speak her mind (in a good way) … Another thing that is awesome about Mrs. Carmichael is that she got my classmates and I into good habits with our writing. She made sure we always indented and skipped lines when writing to make room for revisions. She really made a substantial difference to my writing.”
That excerpt speaks volumes -- not just with its message, but also with its vocabulary, structure and voice -- about Ms. Carmichael’s exemplary instructional skills, echoed by praise from her colleagues. Now in her 30th year as an educator, Ms. Carmichael is renowned as a reflective teacher and literacy advocate.
“She asks thought-provoking questions to improve student engagement, student accountability, student achievement and personal growth as a person and educator,” a colleague shared. “She talks to the students like they are her own kids and pushes them to be the best person they can be.”
In her own words: “My classroom is a testament to my dedication of making sure each student finds their story. It is important to me that each reader can see themselves in a book.”
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.