North Gwinnett High School’s Rebecca Carlisle named GCPS’ 2020 Teacher of the Year

Cacti are dispersed through Rebecca Carlisle’s AP World History classroom at North Gwinnett High School. She uses them as a metaphor for students. She challenges them to stick it out when life gets prickly.

Carlisle explained to a packed ballroom at the Infinite Energy Center what has driven her to be a compassionate teacher during her decade-long career.