Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, CCSD Preschool Centers 2019 Teacher of the Year Lauren Garcia and Principal Victoria Thom.
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 CCSD Preschool Centers 2019 Teacher of the Year Lauren Garcia!
Teacher Lauren Garcia meets parents at the beginning of their own learning process: raising a child with special needs. She teaches them expertly, as she does their children at the Johnston Preschool Center, about the importance of setting goals, valuing progress, and celebrating every success.
“We are blessed that Mrs. Garcia was put in our family’s path,” shared a parent of one of her former students. “Her expertise, dedication and compassion were all key to our son’s success. He continues to excel now that he is in kindergarten, and we know that is because of her outstanding work as his preschool Special Education teacher.”
This love for the students she calls “my babies” and “my kids” and her devotion to mentoring fellow teachers led her colleagues to name the eight-year educator the Teacher of the Year for CCSD’s Preschool Centers.
She “empowers her students and their families with hope and possibility,” a colleague said, while also raising the bar for herself and her peers as the Center’s mentor teacher for new teachers.
In her own words: “We have the ability and responsibility to see our students for who they are and help them become the best they can be.”
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!