Teacher of the Year Program

Bibb County's Teacher of the Year Program


Teacher of the Year Selection Process for Selecting the Bibb Teacher of the Year

1. Each school selects a Teacher of the Year and an Alternate. Schools have autonomy in their selection process, but are encouraged to adhere to the following state guidelines below when naming a Teacher of the Year.

The 2024 Georgia Teacher of the Year candidate should be:

  • A full-time, certified classroom teacher with a valid and current Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Professional or Advanced/Lead Professional certificate in Pre-K through Grade 12. Special education, physical education, art, music, media specialists and ROTC teachers. (Counselors and Speech Pathologists are not eligible for the state or national TOTY.) Active teaching status is defined as spending at least 50 percent of contract time teaching students in a classroom setting through the term of the Teacher of the Year. Supervisory responsibilities should be of secondary consideration.
  • An exceptional, dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher who is planning to continue in active classroom teaching status for the duration of the Bibb and Georgia Teacher of the Year award period.
  • An expert in the field who advances growth for students of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Builds collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and families to create a school culture of success.
  • Plays an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school.
  • Deliberately connects the classroom to community to impact student growth and learning.
  • As a lifelong learner and teacher leader, utilizes innovation to create learning experiences within and beyond the classroom.
  • Expresses themselves in an engaging and clear way, conveying the classroom experience to a variety of audience.
  • A teacher who has the ability and desire to be an articulate spokesperson for public education.

2. Each school submits the names of the Teacher of the Year and the Alternate to the Department of Communications by the established deadline each spring.

3. The Department of Communications sends each Teacher of the Year an application packet. The Teacher of the Year from each school must submit the completed application packet to Kim Pelt, Department of Communications, by email to [email protected], by an established deadline prior to the end of the school year.

4. Application packets submitted late will be disqualified. In addition, incomplete application packets will be disqualified.

5. The Department of Communications provides each member of the Bibb Teacher of the Year Committee with copies of the completed application packets. Members of the Bibb Teacher of the Year Committee will be selected each year by the Department of Communications. Members may be asked to serve more than one year. The Committee will be diverse, with representatives from various departments, such as Communications, Teaching and Learning, Professional Learning, and Human Resources. The Committee also may include former finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year when as available.

6. Committee members read, evaluate and score the application packets based on a rubric. The Committee meets as a group to choose finalists for Bibb Teacher of the Year.

7. The Department of Communications notifies finalists. Finalists are asked to participate in final-round interviews. Phone or virtual interviews will be acceptable if finalists are not available for an in-person interview.

8. The Bibb Teacher of the Year Committee selects the Bibb Teacher of the Year and the Alternate Bibb Teacher of the Year based on a rubric.

8. The Bibb Teacher of the Year and the Alternate Bibb Teacher of the Year are announced and honored at a District event, such as the District's Convocation. Results remain confidential until they are announced. If the District chooses not to have a Convocation, alternate arrangements will be made to announce and celebrate the Bibb Teacher of the Year and the Alternate Bibb Teacher of the Year.

9. The Bibb Teacher of the Year submits the completed Georgia Teacher of the Year state application packet to the Department of Communications by the deadline provided by the Department of Communications.

10. Refer to the Georgia Teacher of the Year Process for the process used at the state level for more information.

* Updated April 2022


2022-2023 TEACHER OF THE YEAR TIMELINE

March 28, 2022: Deadline to submit names of 2022-2023 School Teachers of the Year and Alternates to [email protected]
April 1: Announcement by Communications Department of all School Teachers of the Year (Principals should notify School TOTY before this date.
April 25 by noon: TOTY application packets are due to [email protected]
May 16: TOTY Committee Meeting *committee only
May 20: Finalists for Bibb TOTY, Media Specialist of the Year, and Counselor of the Year are announced
June 1 morning: In-person interviews for finalists
TBA: Announcement and celebration of Bibb County Teacher of the Year

 

BIBB COUNTY TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

2021-2022: LaTanya Singleton Clark, Northeast High School
2020-2021: Dr. Eric Fuller, Howard Middle School
2019-2020: Chef Mark Robinson, W.S. Hutchings College & Career Academy
2018-2019: Jarred Moore, Northeast High School
2017-2018: Felicia Batts, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
2016-2017: Dominique Nichols, Westside High School (Named Runner-up for 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year)
2015-2016: Morgan Jarvis, Howard High School
2014-2015: Brian Butler, Rutland High School
2013-2014: Catrice Allen, Taylor Elementary School
2012-2013: Katie Wall, Westside High School
2011-2012: Thiago Aleixo, Elam Alexander Academy
2010-2011: Jadun McCarthy, Northeast High School (Named 2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year)
2009-2010: Anthony "Tony" Jones, Rutland High School
2008-2009: Keturah Reese, Ballard-Hudson Middle School
2007-2008: Sonny Reeves, Hutchings College & Career Academy

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