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 Woodstock Elementary School Teacher of the Year Danielle Cosey!
A second generation CCSD teacher, Woodstock Elementary School 2022 Teacher of the Year Danielle Cosey is dedicated to teaching her students not only academics, but also the importance of community and feeling valued.
Her kindergartners benefit from Ms. Cosey’s love of teaching and her community as she looks to partners to embed real life learning into lessons. One example is how her students learn writing skills by penning notes to residents of the neighboring Camellia Place memory care and assisted living center.
Her students also greatly benefit from the care she feels for them and the effort she puts into developing strong relationships. “This is what sets her apart from many others,” a colleague shared of Ms. Cosey, who is in her eighth year of teaching. “When you are in Mrs. Cosey’s class, you are forever part of her family. She makes such an impact on these kids, which will never be forgotten.”
Morning class meetings are key to building these connections. One of Ms. Cosey’s favorite conversations is learning about student’s dreams and then helping set goals to achieve them. And many of her first-graders already have dreams about future careers from wanting to study dinosaurs to being a plumber to being a dolphin trainer to being a teacher.
In her own words: “Although college was my next step for achieving my dreams, it’s not for everyone, and I think it’s important that students know this, too. Instead of saying ‘this will help you in college,’ I say ‘this will help you achieve your dreams.’”
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.