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 Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Paula Neubert!
Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Paula Neubert sees her greatest accomplishment in the lasting relationships she builds with students.
Through those relationships, she can trace her 19-year career’s impact, especially in her former students who become teachers themselves … including one who also was named a 2021 Teacher of the Year at a CCSD school!
“Paula is the type of teacher who truly cares about her students -- she is loved by her students, her peers and all who interact with her,” a longtime colleague said about Ms. Neubert, who this year began teaching at Dean Rusk MS. “She sets exceptionally high standards and expectations for them and pushes her students to reach those standards.”
She builds relationships with students in class and through extra-curricular activities she has led at Holly Springs and at her previous school, E.T. Booth Middle School, including coaching cheerleading and sponsoring Junior Beta and other service and leadership clubs. Another example of her lasting influence is the annual Veterans Day Program she developed with the Junior Leadership club at E.T. Booth.
Ms. Neubert also fosters strong relationships with her colleagues, serving in roles including grade level team leader, department chair, school committee member, School Council member, and teacher mentor. “She is personable, professional and well-respected by her peers,” her former Principal said. “Her classroom serves as a model learning environment where ideas are just the beginning, and all are excited to learn.”
In her own words: “My teaching philosophy is the belief that all students can learn if they are engaged in meaningful activities and discussions.”
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.