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FFE Announces 2022 Teaching and Staff Awards
The Clarke County School District wishes to thank the Foundation for Excellence in Public Education in Clarke County, Georgia (FFE) for recognizing our teachers and staff with its 2022 teaching and staff awards.
The FFE is a nonprofit whose mission is to encourage, recognize, and reward excellence in the Clarke County School District. Donations and income from its endowment are put to work through classroom grants and various awards, as the organization provides approximately $45,000 annually in grants and awards to CCSD teachers, administrators, support staff, and students annually.
FFE representatives spent Thursday morning, July 28, traveling across the district to present the 2022 awards, which carry with them a combined $17,000, to 15 teachers and staff members at six of our schools who were nominated by their colleagues, parents, and community members.
Frieda M. Thomas Teacher of Promise Awards
Levi Carr, Clarke Central High School
William Lowe, Cedar Shoals High School
Bertis Downs District Services Awards
Lashanda Callaway, Hilsman Middle School
Margaret Smith, Howard B. Stroud Elementary School
Howard B. Stroud Community Service Award
Hannah Nelson, Howard B. Stroud Elementary
Michael Peter Horvat Secondary Coaches’ Award
Josh Campbell, Cedar Shoals High School
Friends of Eve Carson Excellence in Teaching Award
Janice Stephen, Howard B. Stroud Elementary
Newland Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award
Lauren Benbrook, Howard B. Stroud Elementary
Walter Allen, Sr. Inspiring Teacher Award
Marc Ginsberg, Cedar Shoals High School
Galis Family Award for Teachers of History and Social Studies
Andrew Wheeler, Clarke Central High School
Frusanna S. Booth Chair for Teachers of English and Language Arts
Jennifer Tesler, Clarke Central High School
Charlotte Brown Chair for Teachers of Special Education
Charissa Swan, Clarke Middle School
Lamar Dodd Chair for Teachers of Fine Arts
Rosemary Milsap, Cedar Shoals High School
Jenny Penney Oliver Chair for Counselors and Student Support Personnel
Lauren McElhannon, David C. Barrow Elementary School
Margaret & Raymond Ponsoldt Chair for Elementary School Teachers
Bertina Hunt, Howard B. Stroud Elementary School
More Information including the history of each of these awards as well as information about the FFE classroom grants can be found on the organization’s website at www.athensffe.org.
Congratulations to all of these deserving and dedicated CCSD employees, and thank you again to the FFE for your tireless efforts and support of public education in Athens-Clarke County!