NCSS 2021-2022 Teachers of Year

NCSS Announces the 2021-2022 School Level Teachers of the Year
Posted on 09/13/2021
Teachers of the Year-GroupThe Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 school level teachers of the year. These teachers will now participate in the county program with the winner serving as the Newton County School System’s 2022 Teacher of the Year.

Over the summer, each of the nominees worked on the district Teacher of the Year essay packet, which required each teacher to answer a number of questions concerning their educational background, philosophy, and style of teaching. On Tuesday, September 14, and Wednesday, September 15, each teacher will participate in a 20-minute interview to be conducted by a panel of volunteer judges representing Newton County Schools, the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses and civic organizations.

Once scores from the essays and interviews are tallied, three finalists will be determined (the teachers with the three highest combined scores). On Tuesday, September 21, the Teacher of the Year selection committee will observe each of the three finalists teaching in his or her classroom setting. The teacher with the highest combined score on the essay, interview, and observation, will be announced as the Newton County School System’s 2022 Teacher of the Year during a special ceremony at Newton High School on Thursday, September 30 at 4:45 p.m.

The Newton County School System would like to congratulate the school-level Teachers of the Year, as they are each worthy of this special honor. As such, all 23 Teachers of the Year will be recognized at the reception at Newton High School and presented with a commemorative plaque from the Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Each of the two runners-up will receive a crystal award from the Newton County Chamber of Commerce. The 2022 Newton County Teacher of the Year will receive a crystal award and check for $1,000 from the Chamber of Commerce. In addition, this year’s winner will also receive a check for $500 from Covington Ford. Newton County School System’s 2022 Teacher of the Year will represent Newton County School System in the Georgia Teacher of the Year program.

Newton County’s Teacher of the Year program would not be possible without the support of our community. As a result, the Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce would like to extend special thanks to the Chamber Champions, sponsors of the 2022 Teacher of the Year program: Abbey Hospice; AT&T; BB&T; Beaver Manufacturing; Bridgestone Golf; BD; City of Covington; Covington Ford; The Covington News; Facebook; General Mills; GPTC; Ginn Motor Company; High Priority Plumbing; MAU; Newton County Government; Newton Federal Bank; Newton County Water & Sewer; Nisshinbo Automotive; Northside; Oxford College; Piedmont Newton; Pinnacle Bank; Qualified Staffing; SKC, Inc.; Snapping Shoals EMC; SteelCo; Sunbelt Builders, Inc.; Synovus; Takeda; Tread Technologies (Michelin); United Bank of Covington; The Center; Newton College & Career Academy; Edgar Law Firm, and Newton County IDA.





East Newton Elementary


Beth Rogers

Fairview Elementary


Kathy Nadeau

Flint Hill Elementary


Blair Hamby

Heard-Mixon Elementary


Nicole Roberts

Live Oak Elementary


Stephanie Muhammad

Livingston Elementary


Kristin Carter

Mansfield Elementary


Gina McDonald

Middle Ridge Elementary


Ebony Bryant

Newton County Theme School

Marquita Corbett

Oak Hill Elementary


Marissa Biglow

Porterdale Elementary


Thecla James

Rocky Plains Elementary


Alaina Khan

South Salem Elementary


Renee Anderson

West Newton Elementary


Samantha Greco

Clements Middle


Monica Jackson

Cousins Middle


Emily Lumpkin

Indian Creek Middle


Charnese Phillips

Liberty Middle


Teraye Law

Veterans Memorial Middle


Clayton Hammonds

Alcovy High


Miranda Lamb

Eastside High


DeAnna O’Brien

Newton High


Stephen Foster

Newton College & Career Academy


Roberta Axson