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Longworth Named System Teacher of the Year


Photo: Superintendent Jennifer Carter, left, poses for a photograph with the 2022-2023 Hart County Charter System Teacher of the Year, David Longworth, right.


The Hart County Charter System is excited to announce Mr. David Longworth is the 2022-2023 System Teacher of the Year.

The announcement was made at the district's Convocation on July 27, which gathers employees across the district prior to the beginning of the school year.

"The 2022-2023 Hart County Charter System Teacher of the Year exemplifies servant leadership. Mr. Longworth goes above and beyond the call of duty each day to ensure student success," Superintendent Jennifer Carter said. "The panel of judges selecting our system teacher of the year stated that Mr. Longworth displays confidence, poise, a passion for developing all students, and an ability to discuss, in detail, complex contemporary issues in education.”

Mr. Longworth is a fifth-grade math, science, and social studies teacher at Hartwell Elementary School. Mr. Longworth graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude) and earned his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. He also earned his Master of Arts in Elementary Education, and Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, from Piedmont University in Demorest, Georgia. He has been teaching for seven years and has taught second, fourth, and third grades. In addition to his teaching experience, Mr. Longworth has served in the U.S. Army, held multiple coaching positions, and has served his church as a Youth Leader.

Mr. Longworth’s goal is to create a fun and safe environment that is conducive to learning. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his family, coaching, working out, and attending college football games. Mr. Longworth's teaching philosophy is that all students are capable of learning no matter what learning level they’re on. He believes it is the educator’s job to create a safe haven for learning, accommodate the learning needs of the student, differentiate, and modify any instruction to ensure that the student’s learning needs are being met.

Since being selected as the Hart County Charter System Teacher of the Year, Mr. Longworth will now apply to be the Georgia Teacher of the Year.