Superintendent Ragsdale Surprises Teachers of the Year
Although they serve in different teaching roles in schools across the Cobb County School District, they share one thing in common. All three teachers stood out to their colleagues and District leadership as 2017 Teachers of the Year (TOTY).
CCSD Superintendent Chris Ragsdale surprised the TOTY level winners at their schools in front of their colleagues on July 25.
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The Cobb County School District Classified Employee of the Year Level Winners include: (Pictured from Left to Right) Geri Connaughton, Paraprofessional, Durham Middle School; Matthew Brooks, Paraprofessional, Hendricks Elementary School; (Bottom Row) Alice Brown, Clerk, Lassiter High School; and Diana Cothran, Cash Specialist, Accounting Department, Financial Services. The CEOTY winners were recognized during a luncheon at Roswell Street Baptist Church on August 29.
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Superintendent Ragsdale Names Nicole Kempson CCSD 2017 Teacher of the Year
She cheered. She laughed. She cried. She gave away lots of hugs. “A ton of emotions,” that’s how Nicole Kempson described her reaction to Superintendent Chris Ragsdale naming her the Cobb County School District 2017 Teacher of the Year.
The earth science teacher sat in the stands of the Lindley Sixth Grade Academy gym with her students for a school pep rally featuring the Pebblebrook High School band and cheerleaders August 11. Kempson also cheered as Pebblebrook’s performing arts students danced and leaped across the floor in what she didn’t know was the opening-act to the biggest surprise of her teaching career.
“I’m grateful! I’m thankful! I’m surprised! It is a great feeling,” Kempson confessed after she learned of her promotion to district-level Teacher of the Year.