Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Macedonia Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Leah Parrott and Principal Dr. Carolyn Daugherty.
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Macedonia Elementary School Teacher of the Year Leah Parrott loves students who hate school.
She loves the ones who love school, too, but the ones who don’t are the challenge she looks forward to overcoming each new school year in her fifth-grade classroom.
“Once they walk through my classroom door, they become mine,” the 17-year educator said. “I love on them, I work with them during the day and also before and after school for extra help.”
That extra care pays off, for not only has it earned her high admiration from colleagues, administrators and parents, it also wins over all of her students.
“You’ve shown me that a great teacher is never just a teacher,” said a former student, who overcame his shyness during Ms. Parrott’s class and now is a college freshman. “A great teacher is also a great friend, a great mentor and a role model. Each and every one of my successes can be accredited to you.”
In her own words: “Often times, by the time students get to fifth grade, they don’t feel smart and will sit back and let others do the work for them. I want all of my students to feel safe to learn and try things out without fear of being wrong.”
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