Teachers and Support Personnel of the Year

Fifteen teachers and 17 support staff have been named Teachers and Support Personnel of the Year, following a process that began in September.“This year’s honorees play a vital role in our schools and district. They contribute long hours behind the scenes to serve our students, staff, and parents,” said Superintendent Nathan Franklin. “These outstanding individuals not only inspire all students but have also earned the respect and admiration of their colleagues. I congratulate all of this year’s winners on being acknowledged as the best of the best in Walton County.”

Twelfth grade Language Arts Teacher Sarah Fowler from Loganville High School was named the 2020-21 Walton County School District Teacher of the Year and Monroe Elementary School Instructional Coach Becky Wagoner was named the District Support Person of the Year.

Fowler has been employed at Loganville High School since 2011 and holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary English Education. She has also served as a lead senior advisor and cheerleading coach. She strives to form positive relationships with her students while setting high expectations in her classroom to ensure all students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful. Fowler believes that it is important to first make an effort to get to know her students on an individual basis in order to meet their individual needs and help them achieve their goals. In her application, Fowler also noted that her genuine care and concern for students’ well-being and education is an innate part of her. She says that it is at the center of everything she does and is, therefore, the most valuable thing she has to offer the teaching profession in Walton County.

Wagoner began her career in education at Monroe Elementary School as a teacher in 2008. She began serving in her current role as an instructional coach in 2019. As the instructional coach, she supports all stakeholders, including teachers, students, parents and administrators. Wagoner says that her mission “is to provide a safe, joyful environment where students are engaged in meaningful learning experiences.” She finds no greater joy than seeing a teacher's confidence grow as they embrace challenges and apply the strategies and practices she’s coached them through.

2020-21 Support Personnel of the Year
Atha Road Elementary School - Kelly Ginn
Bay Creek Elementary School - Claudia Sanchez
Harmony Elementary School - Douglas Atkinson
Loganville Elementary School - Kathy Atha
Monroe Elementary School - Becky Wagoner
Sharon Elementary School - Lashun Gober
Walnut Grove Elementary School - Ginger Zablan
Walker Park Elementary School - Lindsay Eubank
Youth Elementary School - Jennifer Rubio, RN
Carver Middle School - Lillie Middlebrooks
Loganville Middle School - Heather Wills
Youth Middle School - Britni Thigpen
Loganville High School - Josh Tompkins
Monroe Area High School - Jenifer Watson, RN
Walnut Grove High School - Billy Jordan
Central Office - Matthew Wallace
Transportation - Joey Crawford

2020-21 Teachers of the Year
Atha Road Elementary School- Laurie Hamby
Bay Creek Elementary School - Aimee Freeman
Harmony Elementary School - Kirbie Sims
Loganville Elementary School - Jennifer Stolarik
Monroe Elementary School- Niki Howard
Sharon Elementary School- Nicole Greene
Walnut Grove Elementary School- Lamaricee Brooks
Walker Park Elementary School - Robert Jackson
Youth Elementary School - Matt Medlin
Carver Middle School - TK Cown
Loganville Middle School - Lori Townley
Youth Middle School - Sinje Butler
Loganville High School - Sarah Fowler
Monroe Area High School - Meredith Farmer
Walnut Grove High School - Emily Smith

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