2021-2022 Teacher of the Year

  • The Hart County Charter System is thrilled to announce a new class of Teachers of the Year for 2021-2022. Marc Roberts, an 8th grade math teacher with 22 years of teaching experience, was named Hart County Middle School's Teacher of the Year. For Hart County High School, Construction teacher and ATC Welding instructor Mike Carey, who has 22 years of teaching experience, was named Teacher of the Year. ESOL teacher Christina Weir, who has 10 years of teaching experience, was named Teacher of the Year for North Hart Elementary. Hartwell Elementary Special Education teacher Sharon Davis, a 33-year teaching veteran, was named their school's Teacher of the Year. Second-grade teacher Crystal Kearns, who has been teaching for 23 years, was named South Hart Elementary's Teacher of the Year.

    These five teachers will move on to an interview process, and a system Teacher of the Year will be named at Convocation on July 28 at the Fine Arts Center.

    In order to be eligible for Teacher of the Year recognition, teachers are nominated and voted upon their peers and principal, and should be a certified classroom teacher in public pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, including special education, physical education, art, music, media specialists and ROTC teachers. They also are teachers who inspire students, are dedicated and skilled in active teaching, play an active role in the community and are respected by both students and their parents.

2020-2021 Teacher of the Year

  •  Hart County Charter System is excited to announced the new class of Teachers of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year!

    Jenny Martin, a special education teacher, has been named the Teacher of the Year for Hartwell Elementary School. Emilee Patrick, a 5th grade English and Language Arts teacher, has been named Teacher of the Year for North Hart Elementary School. Kathleen Teel, a Tier Intervention teacher for RTI/MTSS, has been named Teacher of the Year for South Hart Elementary School. Earl Fouch, a 6th grade math teacher, has been named Teacher of the Year for Hart County Middle School. Christie Simpson, a science teacher, has been named Teacher of the Year for Hart County High School.

    These five teachers will move on to an interview process with judges from various counties within the state, on November 4, and a Teacher of the Year for the county school system will then be named at a Teacher of the Year luncheon on November 15.

    In order to be eligible for Teacher of the Year recognition, teachers are nominated and voted upon their peers and principal, and should be a certified classroom teacher in public pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, including special education, physical education, art, music, media specialists and ROTC teachers. They also are teachers who inspire students, are dedicated and skilled in active teaching, play an active role in the community and are respected by both students and their parents.

    Update: On November 15, Hart County High School Teacher of the Year Christie Simpson was named as the district-wide Teacher of the Year in Hart County! She will now move on to submit an application to be a nominee for Georgia’s Overall Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Mrs. Simpson!

    TOTY 2020