NCSS Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year

Newton College & Career Academy’s Laura Lambert Named 2023 NCSS Teacher of the Year
Posted on 10/06/2022
Laura Lambert Teacher of the Year accepting prize checkNewton College & Career Academy biotechnology teacher, Ms. Laura Lambert, is Newton County School System’s 2023 Teacher of the Year! She will now represent Newton County Schools in the Georgia Teacher of the Year Program. Ms. Lambert’s prizes included $1,000 cash and a crystal vase from the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, $500 cash from Covington Ford, and a dozen red roses.

Mr. Blake Alexander of East Newton Elementary School and Ms. Tiffany Pinnock of West Newton Elementary School were this year’s runners up. They each received a crystal vase award from the Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s incredibly overwhelming right now, a little unnerving, but I hope that I do a good job representing Newton County as we move forward,” said Lambert after the ceremony. “I can’t express how humbling it is to have been picked out of such a group of impressive educators.”

Ms. Lambert began her career in education as a chemistry and biology teacher at Monroe Area High School before joining the Newton County School System and Newton College & Career Academy team in 2019. She earned her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Georgia State University and her master’s degree in Education from Piedmont University in 2017. She also is certified in both Gifted and STEM.

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 2023 Teacher of the Year program: Truist; Covington Ford; Edgar Law Firm; Ginn Motor Company; Georgia Piedmont Technical College; Hargray; Main Street Land & Properties; Newton College & Career Academy; Nisshinbo Automotive; Qualified Staffing; Sunbelt Builders, Inc.; The Center (Newton County Tomorrow); Bridgestone Golf; Covington Newspaper; High Priority Plumbing; Newton County IDA; Newton County Water & Sewer; Northside; SKC, Inc.; BD; General Mills; Keenan Media; Meta; Newton County; Newton Federal Bank; Piedmont Newton; Snapping Shoals EMC; United Bank of Covington; Universal Planning & Development; Abbey Hospice; AT&T; Beaver Manufacturing; City of Covington; Dualdeko; MAU Workforce Solutions; Oxford College; Pinnacle Bank; SteelCo; Synovus; Takeda; and Tread Technologies (Michelin).

For more information on the Newton County School System Teacher of the Year program, contact Ms. Sherri Partee, Director of Public Relations for Newton County Schools at [email protected].