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 Mountain Road Elementary School Teacher of the Year Dr. Kristin Covington!
Mountain Road Elementary School Teacher of the Year Dr. Kristin Covington teaches in the school she attended as a child.
That connection makes her job even more joyous, as she sees herself in the faces and lightbulb moments of her students.
“The best part of being an educator is the little things each day,” said the seven-year educator, who has taught fourth and fifth grades and currently teaches Special Education students. “When students finally make a connection or understand a new concept, the joy and pride on their faces make everything worth it. I want every child to feel loved, cared for and supported when they enter my classroom.”
The love she shows for her work and her students is clear to them, their families and her colleagues. “She is much more than a teacher,” a former student shared. “Mrs. Covington is a friend. She made us laugh, played kickball and, even better, she gave us extra recess time. Mrs. Covington made going to school better every day. She turned my least favorite subject into my favorite, and I eventually grew to love them all.”
Dr. Covington is known among her colleagues for not just putting in the heart, but also putting in the work. She recently earned a doctoral degree, co-sponsors Junior Beta Club, develops research-based creative lesson plans and shares her innovative ideas for blended learning, STEM integration, real-world applications and more with her colleagues.
In her own words: “By providing different real world opportunities for students, we are providing well-rounded educated citizens for our community.”
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.