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Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Alison Hughes of R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy!

Posted On: Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Alison Hughes and Principal Dr. Abby May.

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 R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Alison Hughes!

R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy special education teacher Alison Hughes is known as “a problem-solver,” “an innovator” and “an overcomer.”

Her colleagues, who describe her with those positive titles and who gave her the official title of Teacher of the Year, say her spirit to overcome every obstacle in her path influences her work to teach children with special needs to do the same.

“From the beginning of the school year, I tell my students: ‘Be confident in your answers and responses.  It is OK to be wrong.  It is not OK to not try.  You can learn from your mistakes,’” said the 12-year teacher, who has earned bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degrees in education and whose knowledge and experience leads colleagues to turn to her for help with challenges they need to overcome themselves.

“Her commitment to growth and her students’ well-being makes her an outstanding educator,” a past administrator said.  “She teaches her students to strive for excellence, to love learning and to respect each other.”  

In her own words: “Not everyone learns the same process at the same pace as others, and that is OK.  If everyone was the same, the world would be boring.”

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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