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 Bascomb Elementary School Teacher of the Year Suzy Gebhart!
Bascomb Elementary School Teacher of the Year Suzy Gebhart loves a challenge.
She switches up the grade she teaches each year, fourth grade one year, fifth grade the next. She adds life skills, like balancing a checkbook, into lessons on academic standards. She models positivity, but also the importance of asking for help, learning from failure and extending empathy. Even before Digital Learning became every teacher’s job a year ago, Ms. Gebhart already had earned technology certifications and mastered instructional technology tools.
“She is eager to take whatever is thrown at her and run with it, because she just simply loves to teach,” one colleague shared.
This nimble enthusiasm served Ms. Gebhart, her students and her colleagues very well this past year with all of its challenges. She became the go-to for colleagues struggling to connect with Digital Learners online, and was called upon to serve on CCSD Digital Learning Leadership Team to share best practices with other teachers.
In her own words: “After 23 years of experience, my greatest accomplishment is exactly what I set out to do in this field: put the students first above all else. Look and teach to the individual and their needs and desires. Treat them as a human being and not a data point.”
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.