Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Sequoyah High School 2019 Teacher of the Year Paul Peacock and Principal Bob Van Alstyne.
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 Sequoyah High School 2019 Teacher of the Year Paul Peacock!
Sequoyah High School teacher Paul Peacock definitely wants his students to leave his class at the end of the year more knowledgeable about U.S. history.
But, according to his colleagues, Mr. Peacock’s second objective, which he also succeeds in achieving each year, shows why he’s revered by students, parents and fellow educators alike.
“He wants students to walk out of his classroom with the ability to think critically and to be prepared to be successful college students,” one colleague said. “I’ve heard from several of his former students, who always comment on how successful they’ve been in college thanks to Mr. Peacock’s class.”
A 20-year teacher, Mr. Peacock began his career as a museum education director and uses the creative skills honed there in his classroom to create multimedia, interactive lessons that impress even the brightest Advanced Placement students.
In his own words: “The true job and goal for me as an educator is and always will be to let the students explore and formulate their own conclusions intelligently through careful research and creative application. My job is not only to help them think and draw intellectual conclusions intelligently for themselves… but also to understand others’ positions that they may not agree with.”
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!