The annual Savannah Chatham County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Gala was held Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Fifty-five teachers were honored from nearly every school in the District and Cindy Jeffries of Haven Elementary School was named the 2018 Teacher of the Year.
As a representative of the many quality teachers across the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, the District’s Teacher of the Year is honored with the distinction of having the Flag of Learning and Liberty proudly displayed at their school. In addition to leading the SCCPSS Professional Senate for Savannah Chatham educators, the District Teacher of the Year acts an ambassador visiting local schools throughout the year, taking part in school board meetings and representing the district at various events throughout the area. Cindy Jeffries will also continue for consideration in the state-level Teacher of the Year program.
Cindy Jeffries holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Indiana State University. She currently teaches 2nd grade at Haven Elementary where she serves as the Grade Level Chairperson and is on the School Leadership Team in addition to serving as a model teacher for the District’s literacy program.