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Meet a CCSD 2021 School Teacher of the Year: Megan Vogel of CCSD Preschool Centers!

Posted On: Saturday, June 26, 2021

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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 CCSD Preschool Centers Teacher of the Year Megan Vogel!

Megan Vogel teaches her students to be “bucket fillers,” who make others’ lives better by filling their “buckets” with love, kindness and respect.

The 13-year educator has earned a master’s degree, her experience teaching Special Education students ranges from preschool to middle school … and she is an expert “bucket filler.”

“It was evident how much she truly cared for our child,” one parent shared.  “She went above and beyond at every turn, and she didn’t just teach our child, she helped him to feel safe, to feel loved, to succeed, and to thrive during an extremely challenging year.  We will forever be grateful to her.”

Ms. Vogel’s dedication to every child she teaches and cares for at the Ralph Bunche Center, where she has worked for the past two years, led to her selection as the CCSD Preschool Centers Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Vogel is renowned among Special Education educators throughout CCSD for her successes at the preschool centers and her previous tenure at Dean Rusk Middle School, for sharing her best practices and for helping develop new initiatives and resources.

“She has a constant desire to improve her craft,” CCSD Preschool Centers Principal Debbie Ritter said.  “She teaches her students to strive for excellence, be kind, and develop a love of learning.  She influences all of us, her colleagues, to give our best to the students, have faith, and remember we can weather any storm to produce rainbows and new growth.”

In her own words: “Tomorrow’s society will be more inclusive and innovative if schools facilitate meaningful conversations and listen.”  

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.


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