Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Clayton Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Jane Jarrett and Principal Abbey Philpot.
Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week... please help us celebrate Clayton Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Jane Jarrett!
Even as a young girl, Jane Jarrett knew her calling was teaching.
Growing up, she loved to her hear grandmother talk about her career as a Cherokee County teacher – “her adventures… and the students who made their way into her heart.” Not only was Ms. Jarrett’s grandmother a teacher, so was her father and her aunt. And, in addition to Ms. Jarrett, her sister and many of her cousins chose the path as well.
As Ms. Jarrett’s class changed from her childhood toys to rooms filled with students at Sixes, Buffington and, today, Clayton Elementary School, she learned how personal her calling was. One of Ms. Jarrett’s children struggled with dyslexia. Her bachelor’s degree was in middle school education, but her son’s special needs led her to pursue a master’s degree in reading education, a certificate in special education and a mind filled with instructional strategies, so she could help him… and hundreds more students.
This dedication to learning, which led one colleague to describe her as an “entrepreneur” teacher, and willingness to share that knowledge, led to her honor as Clayton Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year.
In her own words: “My greatest joy and contribution is working with struggling learners until they grasp a concept that they have been working toward for an extended period of time.”
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!