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Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Henry Oglesby Jr. of Woodstock HS!

Posted On: Saturday, January 14, 2023

Woodstock HS- Henry Oglesby Jr

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 High School Teacher of the Year Henry Oglesby Jr.!

As a former student says of Woodstock High School 2022 Teacher of the Year Henry Oglesby Jr., he’s the kind of teacher you “never run out of good things to say about.”

Now in his 28th year teaching, Mr. Oglesby teaches Advanced Placement (AP) and honors math to many of his school’s brightest students.  When named STAR Students, valedictorians or salutatorians, they select him as their honored teacher.  They give poignant speeches about not only how well he taught them, but also how much he cared.

“With all my heart, I can say Mr. Oglesby has played a crucial role in my life story,” shared a former student now at Georgia Tech.  He was in Mr. Oglesby’s classes and on the math team he coaches.  Mr. Oglesby also counseled him during mental health struggles.  “When I was at school, Mr. Oglesby was always available for me to talk to, and he always made sure that I was OK during those tough times.”

Mr. Oglesby also is honored by his peers.  In addition to Teacher of the Year, he has earned the Golden Apple Award and was selected to help build Woodstock High’s state-certified STEM program.  

“Henry is all about the students,” a colleague shared.  “He spends countless hours yearly holding AP review sessions and working with students outside the school day even when he is secretly exhausted.  His students would never know it because he brings his best each and every day.” 

In his own words: “If you are called to be a teacher, focus on building positive relationships.  Little things like listening and being open to input from others makes you a better person and a better teacher.”

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. 

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