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 2021 Avery Elementary School Teacher of the Year Alicia Thrower!
Avery Elementary School teacher Alicia Thrower's students end their first grade year with a mastery of State standards and an even higher standard: kindness.
The 11-year educator has made kindness the foundation upon which she teaches, and just as core as reading, writing, math, science and social studies in every student’s learning experience.
Parents have shared with Ms. Thrower how meaningful this approach has been for their students, as they have seen the difference in their own children’s behavior. “She serves with a teacher’s heart,” a parent shared, “one that seeks to nurture, guide, and protect the many precious children entrusted to their care.”
Her approach also results in exceptional academic success, and Ms. Thrower is considered a school leader in improving students’ reading and writing skills. Her classroom is used as a school model for instruction, and she is regularly tapped to create schoolwide tools, pilot new programs and mentor young teachers.
In her own words: “If we all do our part to foster kindness in our youth, we can create a more empathetic culture, one where all students feel fully included, respected, valued and loved.”
Special thanks to our 2021 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration's Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton.