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Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Amy Kerwood of Mountain Road ES!

Posted On: Sunday, September 8, 2019

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Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Mountain Road ES 2019 Teacher of the Year Amy Kerwood and Principal Melinda Roulier.

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 Mountain Road Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Amy Kerwood!

Amy Kerwood is a third-generation teacher in her family, but she’s created her own legacy as an outstanding teacher for students facing special challenges.

As an early intervention program and English for Speakers of Other Languages teacher at Mountain Road Elementary School, the 19-year educator is known for her exceptional abilities to guide third- through fifth-graders who need extra help on their path to success.

“She works to meet the needs of each student in a caring, yet challenging environment,” one of her colleagues said.  “I don’t think you will find a more dedicated teacher.”

In her classroom, connections make the difference – strong and positive connections with her students and their parents and her co-teachers, but also connections between classroom lessons and the “real world.”  A favorite lesson for fifth-graders is the “resort project,” through which they use math skills mastered during the year to design and furnish a resort and then make a presentation to a “board of directors.”     

In her own words: “Good teachers make connections to the world in so many ways that it almost becomes second nature.  These connections can help students learn about the world around them and relate to it.”

Special thanks to our "Legacy Makers" 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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