Congratulations Jennifer Holland
Jones County Teacher of the Year
The following teachers were honored October 25, 2016 at Dames Ferry Elementary School during the Jones County Teacher of the Year ceremony:
Jennifer Holland: Dames Ferry Elementary School
Lolita Moore: Gray Elementary School
Alicia Henderson: Turner Woods Elementary School
Alane Humphries: Wells Elementary School
Shannon Smith: Clifton Ridge Middle School
Josh Massengale: Gray Station Middle School
Michael Register: Jones County High School Ninth Grade Campus
Linda Coulter: Jones County High School Main Campus
Congratulations to Jennifer Holland for being named the 2016-2017 Jones County Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Holland is a 3rd grade teacher at Dames Ferry Elementary School. She will go on to compete at the State Level. The application for the State completion is due in early December.
Master of Ceremony, Superintendent Chuck Gibson, opened the event. Dr. Nancy Nash, member of the Jones County Board of Education, welcomed all the Teacher of the Year nominees and guests. Hadley Dyer and Ella Purser, students from Turner Woods Elementary School, led the Pledge of Allegiance. The National Anthem was performed by Clifton Ridge Middle School 8th grade band. Members of Dames Ferry Elementary School Chorus entertained the Teacher of the Year nominees, their families, and guests.
The nominees participated in an in-depth interview in front of a four judge panel. This year’s list of prestigious judges were:
Dr. Carol Brown – Middle Georgia RESA
Dr. Holley Roberts – Georgia College and State University
Mr. Donald Black - Retired Educator and former Director of Operation Early Intervention
Dr. Gloria Wicker - Retired Educator
These individuals have given up many hours of their time to support our school system. They are to be commended!
The Teacher of the Year event is supported through the generous donations of our schools and local businesses and donors. We would like to thank the following sponsors of this year’s event: ShawHankins, Morris State Bank, and RLR (Robertson Loia Roof). The community’s support of this event and the Jones County School System is greatly appreciated.