Employee of the Month

  • EmployeeThe “Employee of the Month” program recognizes and rewards staff members for their service and dedication to the students and families of the Clarke County School District. Parents/guardians, staff, students, and community members can nominate any employee. Each month during the school year, the selection committee will award a winner.

    Nomination Process

    1. Any member of the CCSD community (a parent/guardian, student, staff member, community/business leader) may nominate an employee.
    2. The employee must work full-time and be employed by CCSD for a minimum of one (1) year.
    3. The employee can work in any department at any school/site location.
    4. The selection committee will review submissions to select a winner. 

    The nomination period for the 2022-23 school year is now open. Click here to nominate an employee. 


    Scott Thompson
    Communications Specialist
    thompsons3@clarke.k12.ga.us • 706-546-7721, Ext. 79412

  • 2022-23 Winners


    "Ms. Kelley is a warm, loving, and dedicated paraprofessional who will do whatever is needed to support the students of Fowler Drive Elementary School. ...Fowler Drive is lucky to have such a dedicated person on our team. We love Ms. Kelley.”
    ~ Pamela Garcia, Principal, Fowler Drive Elementary

    EOM December

    "She models for others the definition of kindness, respect, and professionalism. She keeps a smile on her face and treats others with care at all times, despite the crazy and hectic pace of our building. I believe she is a example for our students of how to stay positive and optimistic at all times, even when life gets busy.” ~ Laura Hyer, ACCA counselor

    EOM November

    “Beyond his extraordinary gifts for working with technology, his glass is always half-full, and he brings a positive attitude to everything that he does. He is an amazing team member and a true joy to work with.” ~ Taylor Duke, CCSD Director of Infrastructure Support Services

    EOM October

    “Ms. Blackwell embodies humility and compassion for students and education. Once she was heard saying that even in her 37th year in teaching, she continues to learn new ways to teach and loves it when her students experience success resulting from her teaching. Because of her dedication to students and being a lifelong learner, she is respected by many.” ~ Dr. Bipul Singh, principal, Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary

    Moment September

    “Mrs. Moment is the sweetest, kindest, and most helpful woman. She will do all that she can to help others. She is encouraging. She is positive. She is a true gem at Winterville Elementary School! We all are so grateful to have her with us!” ~ Dr. Carletha Pearson, principal, Winterville Elementary

    2021-22 Winners

    EOM May

    "Nurse Bisard works tirelessly to take care of her Cedar family, and her job duties have increased significantly over the past two years due to COVID. She thinks outside the box to find solutions and truly goes above and beyond to meet the needs of students every day." ~ Amy Roark, Director of Nursing Services


    "Mr. Robinson is a great asset to our school, as he is always willing to go the extra mile and find the best solution for any situation that a student encounters. Our students love Mr. Robinson and he loves them, and our school is a better place because he is here." ~ Submission entry

    EOM - Crook

    “Anna always reminds you to find the good in everyone and everything, and she models that in her everyday behavior as a colleague, teacher, and friend. I think one of the greatest things about Anna is that her job doesn’t stop after her students leave pre-K. She follows her students throughout their entire school journey, continuing to celebrate all of their accomplishments and support them in their triumphs.” ~ Submission entry

    EOM - Bryan Bailey

    "Not only has he mastered his craft as an electrician, but he has shown time and time again he is here to make CCSD a better place by going above and beyond — not only for our shop but also when other departments need help. Bryan stepped in when our plumber was injured, filled in when 1 of the 2 HVAC techs was injured, and kept up with electrical work orders. He was actually working 3 different trades at the same time!" ~ Submission entry

    "Ms. Gay is invaluable to the Stroud Community. She appreciates the importance of cultivating and maintaining positive working relationships with students, staff, families, and community resources. We all appreciate her sense of urgency and overall commitment to serving the children and families of our community. Ms. Gay's unwavering dedication to H. B. Stroud makes a long-lasting positive impact on the entire Superstar Nation! It is an honor to work with her, and we are #stroudproud she is part of our team!" ~ Dr. Stacie Carson, Principal

  • “Ms. Shearer is an outstanding educator who consistently demonstrates qualities that separate her from others. Her key characteristics are high expectations for herself and her students, her instructional expertise and professional judgment, and her care and commitment to our students and school community. 

    She continually supports a strong classroom community, directly related to her commitment to building positive relationships with her students. Her consistent expectations, paired with her positive attitude, create an environment where students receive the support and security they need to meet the demands of her rigorous instruction. The Wildcat community is so fortunate to have Ms. Shearer on our team!” ~ Dr. Bipul Singh, Principal

  • "There are so many exceptional things to say about Barrow 5th-grade teacher Kadijah Arnold. One thing that makes her really stand out is her thirst for knowledge! Kadijah is always looking for ways to grow and excel as a teacher, whether it is completing advanced degrees, taking endorsement courses, asking to change grade levels, or taking on leadership roles in our school and the district. Her thirst for knowledge extends to her students and getting to know them as individuals. She spends time learning about their interests, attending their activities outside of school, and connecting with their families. She models for her colleagues and our students what it means to be a lifelong learner and a truly dedicated educator." ~ Dr. Ellen Sabatini

  • “Earlier in the year, the administrative team was conducting classroom walkthroughs and discussing the next steps for Chase Street – we were in a serious, “businesslike” mode. However, when I stepped into Ms. Lush’s classroom (my first visit to her class), it put a smile on my face! The energy in her room was contagious – our team could not keep a straight face! Students were happy and engaged in their work, independently, in small groups, or one-on-one with Ms. Lush or Ms. Wymbs (the classroom paraprofessional). Ms. Lush finds ways to use every moment as a teachable moment while accepting all the different learning styles of her students. It is amazing to watch her in action. The students enjoy being in her classroom, and so do I!” ~ Tracy Neal, Proud Principal

  • EOM

    “For twelve years, Mr. Randall Watkins has been a dedicated and faithful employee! Mr. Watkins is an extraordinary teacher because he always goes the extra mile to support staff, inspires positivity, and uplift students. He is considerate, compassionate, and a consummate professional. Mr. Watkins is a master teacher because he reaches the heart before he teaches the mind. He is a master teacher because he authentically seeks to cultivate, empower, and meet the holistic needs of the students he serves. Every day, Mr. Watkins arrives ready to work, serve, and build our community. He is our ‘child whisperer,’ our model staff member, and a phenomenal member of the Hilsman and CCSD family. Thank you, Mr. Watkins, for representing our profession with unyielding dignity, compassion, and honor. Mr. Randall Watkins, you make us better every day.” ~ Capucina Douglas, Principal, Hilsman Middle

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