Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Boston Elementary School Teacher of the Year Lori Moore and Principal Valerie Lowery.
Lori Moore headed to college with plans to become a broadcast journalist.
But she soon realized the headline she hoped would define her life story would be a different one: “Educator Makes Positive Impact on Students’ Lives.”
She changed her major to education, and for the past 15 years has excelled as a teacher. She went on to earn a master’s degree in the field, and currently serves as an Early Intervention Program teacher for third- through fifth-graders at Boston Elementary School. Her devotion to students who need extra help to succeed, and her willingness to share best practices with colleagues, led the school to honor her as its Teacher of the Year.
Described by her former Principal as a “gifted and talented teacher,” Ms. Moore is praised as a “strong advocate for students’ rights, listening and acting upon their concerns without rushing to judgment… and setting a classroom expectation that our differences make us unique and should not be feared, but celebrated.”
In her own words: “Though it is easier said than done, taking time to get to know, listen to, and implement student interests builds relationships and trust, and creates an excitement for learning.”
Special thanks to our "Legacy Makers" Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton!