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 2021 Woodstock High School Teacher of the Year Stacy Ambles!
Woodstock High School 2021 Teacher of the Year Stacy Ambles brings both professional and personal perspectives to her role as a Special Education teacher.
She delivers high-quality instruction that she has practiced and improved upon through her 16 years as an educator. And she delivers the care she has held in her heart her whole life for children with additional challenges, as her younger brother has special needs.
“Teaching is so much more than the ‘three Rs,’” a colleague shared. “Students, and adults alike, need someone like Mrs. Ambles, who truly cares about them and spends their existence making other people happy. This is what she does. She is a phenomenal teacher, but she is a better person, and that is what we need more of in today’s world.”
Ms. Ambles, who is studying for her third education degree and has earned numerous accolades including Teacher of the Year honors in Fulton County, also is known for creative engaging lessons that combine rigor and relevance with fun. One example is her CSI-inspired biology lesson to help students learn about DNA and genetics. She also sponsors the school’s international club through which students learn about their own culture and classmates’ cultures by participating in activities like cooking classes and attending cultural events.
In her own words: “When students make connections, the learning experience becomes ingrained in their long-term memory, and their ability to use the information to make connections outside the classroom is enhanced.”
Special thanks to our 2021 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.