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News from Glynn County Schools:

Eighteen educators in the Glynn County School System who were named Teacher of the Year at their respective schools will now be considered in the process that will select Glynn County’s 2019-20 Teacher of the Year.

School-level Teachers of the Year are:

  • Amanda Breland, FACES Prekindergarten Center/Leaps and Bounds;
  • Cherie Alston, Altama Elementary School;
  • Crystal Workman, Burroughs-Molette Elementary School;
  • Hayley Purnell, Glyndale Elementary School;
  • Ashley Hedick, Golden Isles Elementary School;
  • Eugenia Taylor, Goodyear Elementary School;
  • Tonya Smith, Greer Elementary School;
  • Tyler Mimbs, Oglethorpe Point Elementary School;
  • Bryan Hendley, St. Simons Elementary School;
  • Lynn Shannon, Satilla Marsh Elementary School;
  • Sharon Gainous, Sterling Elementary School;
  • J’Deane Ryfun, Glynn Middle School;
  • Nicole Mahony, Jane Macon Middle School;
  • Julonda Slay, Needwood Middle School;
  • Dawn Ketcham, Risley Middle School;
  • Shonta Butts, Brunswick High School;
  • Joshua Sinyard, Glynn Academy; and
  • Hilton Neeld, Golden Isles Career Academy.

School-level Teachers of the Year were selected by their peers to represent their school in the county program.  Finalists will be named from the school-level Teachers of the Year and a panel of retired educators will observe each finalist in his or her classroom before selecting the county Teacher of the Year.  The formal announcement will be made on Thursday, Nov. 15 at a dinner and awards program co-sponsored by the Glynn County School System and the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce.

The Glynn County Teacher of the Year will represent the county in the Georgia Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year program.  The educator selected acts as an ambassador for all Georgia public school teachers, systems and students, and typically takes a one-year sabbatical to work directly with the state Department of Education.  The 2019-20 Georgia Teacher of the Year will be announced at a banquet in Atlanta next spring.

Congratulations!  We are so proud of all of our teachers and appreciate all of their hard work educating our students.

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Carrie Magalski
Carrie Magalski is the Media and Public Relations Contact for All on Georgia- Glynn County. A speaker and the author of "Heaven's Angels" book, her inspiring articles, writings and radio interviews are featured in various multi-media venues. Her leadership roles encompasses higher education, broadcast communications, business, and corporate trainings through Coastal Pines Technical College. She is a seasoned professional with excellent relationship building skills and creates and enhances strategic growth through partnerships with community, corporate and governmental agencies through various multimedia modalities. She is the owner of Immersion Enterprises, LLC- which provides corporate trainings, PR and marketing, as well as ecotourism and experiential education services through Turtle Tides Amelia. Carrie serves on the Board of Directors of Back in His Arms Again, a ministry that helps families suffering from infant loss.


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