Employees of the Year


2023-2024 Classified Employees of the Year

Each year, the Cobb County School District honors the top men and women in our critical support roles. All of the school and department level honorees (see list below) are invited to the celebratory luncheon and every one is congratulated on-stage by the Superintendent and Board of Education Members.

Level winners are selected from a list of more than 120 CCSD employees who were each nominated by their peers for exhibiting an exemplary work ethic and a dedication to the District’s direction and goals.


Acworth Intermediate SchoolRebecca Hohl
Addison Elementary SchoolLisa Ricci
Allatoona High SchoolNoelle Cockrell
Argyle Elementary SchoolZoila Hill
Austell Elementary SchoolTarsia D. Poole
Awtrey Middle SchoolDeborah Napier
Baker Elementary SchoolAllison Hodges
Barber Middle SchoolAmy Huff
Bells Ferry Elementary SchoolMelissa Kingery
Belmont Hills Elementary SchoolRoseli Almanza
Betty Gray Middle SchoolPeggy Huff
Big Shanty Elementary SchoolPeggy Breeden
Birney Elementary SchoolLina Genao
Blackwell Elementary SchoolStephanie Rush
Brumby Elementary SchoolLashone Bauer
Bryant Elementary SchoolCrystal Runner
Bullard Elementary SchoolShaTonya Turner
Campbell High SchoolRamila Nayee
Campbell Middle SchoolRadee Shakir
Chalker Elementary SchoolLidia Aguilar
Cheatham Hill Elementary SchoolTheresa Graham
City View Elementary SchoolAntoine Pierre
Clarkdale Elementary SchoolToni Glass
Clay Harmony Leland Elementary SchoolClora Greene
Cobb Horizon High SchoolClement Nwanolue
Cobb Innovation and Technology AcademyEstela Aguirre
Cobb Online Learning AcademyEllen Novis
Compton Elementary SchoolJules Brauninger
Cooper Middle SchoolLottie Jernigan
Daniell Middle SchoolCaroline Braun
Davis Elementary SchoolPatsy Diehl
Dickerson Middle SchoolYvonne Raines
Dodgen Middle SchoolPamela Sewell
Dowell Elementary SchoolChandra Wyatt
Due West Elementary SchoolBarbara Patterson
Durham Middle SchoolCarey Whitman, RN
East Cobb Middle SchoolDeborah Kubis
East Side Elementary SchoolKris Michaelides
Eastvalley Elementary SchoolBarry Crocker
Fair Oaks Elementary SchoolClarence Hayes
Floyd Middle SchoolGeorgina Mendez
Ford Elementary SchoolSusan Rozelle
Frey Elementary SchoolSheila Hammons
Garrett Middle SchoolDee Lovell
Garrison Mill Elementary SchoolDeana Cole
Green Acres Elementary SchoolGaby Mora
Griffin Middle SchoolTomeca Seacrease-Brown
H.A.V.E.N. at Sky ViewWayne Bowden
Harrison High SchoolJerome King
Hayes Elementary SchoolJulie Klein
Hendricks Elementary SchoolMildred Dow
Hightower Trail Middle SchoolDiana Johnson
Hillgrove High SchoolLatoshia Breazeale
Hollydale Elementary SchoolCynthia Hodgin
Keheley Elementary SchoolSheri Wilkinson
Kell High SchoolMaria Belloso
Kemp Elementary SchoolGinger Latham
Kennesaw Elementary SchoolTanecia Isom
Kennesaw Mountain High SchoolMichelle Frazier
King Springs Elementary SchoolGayle McLean
LaBelle Elementary SchoolAmy Cantrell, BSN, RN
Lassiter High SchoolMary Gustafson
Lewis Elementary SchoolKaren Feathers
Lindley Middle SchoolClarence Scott
Lost Mountain Middle SchoolRegina Aycock
Lovinggood Middle SchoolSagrario Portillo De Gonzalez
Mableton Elementary SchoolAmy O'Neal
Mabry Middle SchoolJohn Mooradian
McCall Primary SchoolAshley Figueroa
McCleskey Middle SchoolMichelle Payne
McClure Middle SchoolLong Tran
McEachern High SchoolLorrie Hampson
Milford Elementary SchoolAlejandra Constantino
Mount Bethel Elementary SchoolChristy Bartnicki
Mountain View Elementary SchoolTracey Lofton
Murdock Elementary SchoolMartha Scharyj-Douglas
Nicholson Elementary SchoolDana Hensley
Nickajack Elementary SchoolTiffany Gunn
North Cobb High SchoolJackie Stapleton
Norton Park Elementary SchoolBelinda Fickes
Osborne High SchoolKimberly Amaya 
Palmer Middle SchoolShelley McNabb
Pearson Middle SchoolDennis Dillard
Pebblebrook High SchoolRaul Moliner
Pickett's Mill Elementary SchoolRebekah Day
Pine Mountain Middle SchoolKim Ferguson
Pitner Elementary SchoolOscar Laureano
Pope High SchoolKim Skiber
Powder Springs Elementary SchoolTonia Chatwood
Powers Ferry Elementary SchoolMarcia McDaid
Riverside Elementary SchoolTameka Stanley
Rocky Mount Elementary SchoolPennie Jackson
Russell Elementary SchoolAdreania Hicks
Sanders Elementary SchoolTheda Jenkins
Sedalia Park Elementary SchoolXimena Tapia-Gonzalez
Shallowford Falls Elementary SchoolSandra Ahern
Simpson Middle SchoolMary Tallman
Smitha Middle SchoolGracie Adams, MSN, RN
Smyrna Elementary SchoolCharlene Wyatt
Sope Creek Elementary SchoolMaureen Barry
South Cobb Early Learning CenterDekesha Tookes
South Cobb High SchoolAngela Sutton
Sprayberry High SchoolAndy Kilgore
Still Elementary SchoolKendra Chastain
Tapp Middle SchoolAngela Sagraves
Teasley Elementary SchoolChristina Pearson
Timber Ridge Elementary SchoolVicki O'Connor
Tritt Elementary SchoolTracy Smith
Varner Elementary SchoolSherry Scott
Vaughan Elementary SchoolPamela Mitchell
Walton High SchoolKaren Maddin
Wheeler High SchoolRosa Rodriguez
Academic DivisionMaria Barnette
Financial Services DivisionJoan Diaz
Fleet MaintenanceKeith Marks
Food & Nutrition ServicesKatherine Jenkins
Human ResourcesJoan Marenda
Maintenance DepartmentFrankie Franklin
Operations DivisionDavid Banks
Public Safety DepartmentHerbie Schleicher
Chief of Staff DivisionMarla McKissack
Strategy & Accountability DivisionTerri Stanley
Technology Services DivisionDale Sanders
Transportation DepartmentKimberly Guardado

Past Award Winners:

2022-2023 Winners

2020-2021 Winners

2019-2020 Winners

2018-2019 Winners

2017-2018 Winners

2016-2017 Winners

2015-2016 Winners