Two GCPS foreign language teachers earn state honors

Two Gwinnett County Public Schools foreign language teachers have been honored by separate groups for their efforts in and out of the classroom.

Jamie Vega, a Spanish teacher at the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology, was recently named the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Lesa Howell, a Spanish teacher and the Foreign Language Department Chair at South Gwinnett High School, has been named the 2017 K-12 Foreign Language Association of Georgia Teacher of the Year.