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 2022 Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy Teacher of the Year Allison Hawkins!
Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy Teacher of the Year Allison Hawkins sees the perfect lesson as one that is “academically challenging, engaging and relevant to real life.”
As a Special Education teacher, she mastered this blend, and this school year is now further sharing her expertise with colleagues as a Special Education facilitator.
“Her ability to increase student achievement, especially in reading and writing, is a goal for all Special Education teachers. Building relationships with her students enhances her educational abilities, leading to growth in all areas for students,” shared a colleague, who as a new teacher benefitted from Ms. Hawkins’s mentorship. “She continually exhibits traits that fellow teachers strive to emulate.”
Now in her 11th year as an educator, Ms. Hawkins is a CCSD graduate and uses her community knowledge and relationships to enrich student learning. Her students have partnered up with reading buddies from the Canton Police Department, written letters to local military after reading about Veterans Day, and learned math by designing their own vision for a local bakery.
In her own words: “My main goal is for my students to become more confident learners. I do that by fostering strong connections with my students and creating a classroom where students feel safe to make mistakes. My greatest success stories are when students enter my classroom with low feelings of self-efficacy and leave with a greater sense of agency and purpose.”
Special thanks to our 2022 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.