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Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: DeLaney Campbell of Dean Rusk MS!

Posted On: Saturday, July 23, 2022

Dean Rusk- DeLaney Campbell

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 Dean Rusk Middle School Teacher of the Year DeLaney Campbell!

Dean Rusk Middle School Teacher of the Year DeLaney Campbell sums up her teaching style in four words: “high expectations, high support.”

Her colleagues and her students and their parents use a few more words: professional, kind, encouraging, vested, dedicated, calm, steady, structured, motivated, effective, compassionate, thoughtful, caring, best.

As one parent, whose child came to the eighth-grade literature composition class with emotional struggles, shared: Ms. Campbell is a teacher who puts in “extraordinary effort” to support every child.  “She was constantly cheering her on and encouraging her to reach the next level of learning,” the parent said.  “Mrs. Campbell had high expectations and wanted to do all that she could to help her reach those expectations.”

A seven-year educator, Ms. Campbell also is known for her successful use of collaboration and community connected projects to engage her students in learning.  One example is the charity fair she and her colleagues organize for their classes to hear from local nonprofit organizations.  The students are tasked with listening to the presentations and then using them to kick off their own research and writing for an informational writing assignment. 

In her own words: “I believe in challenging my students to achieve more than they think possible by providing them with all the scaffolding and support they need to get there.  I believe learning is constant, and mistakes are designed to help us learn.  By allowing students to learn, practice and revise (over and over again), I am demonstrating that we can always improve.”

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. 

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