Gwinnett school system announces local Teachers of the Year

Gwinnett County Public Schools released a list of local Teachers of the Year on Thursday totaling 138 honorees. That group will be narrowed down to 25 semifinalists later this month with the top teacher of the system to be named at the Teacher of the Year banquet on Nov. 9.

“These teachers exemplify and represent the outstanding work that happens in our classrooms for our students every day,” Dr. Jonathan Patterson, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction support, said. “It is a pleasure to celebrate that work and to recognize these professionals who are contributing so much not only to our schools, but to our community and society by preparing our next generation. It is even more meaningful, because these educators were selected by their peers. That speaks volumes about their level of impact, because not only do their students recognize what a difference they make, but those who work side by side with these educators every day also understand their contribution.”