Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Allison Konter
Allison Konter

Allison Konter of Islands High School Named a 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalist! State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced the finalists for 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year and for the third year in a row Savannah- Chatham’s Teacher of the Year has been named a state finalist. The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 150 applicants who were selected as the Teacher of the Year in their school districts.

“This is truly a great accomplishment for Mrs. Konter and one that we can all take pride in.

The Teacher of the Year program is a major highlight for our district and this community. It showcases the dedicated, and very talented, educators that serve our children each day,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Thomas Lockamy. “The state level recognition is representative of the high quality teachers found throughout all schools in Savannah- Chatham County. Congratulations to Mrs. Konter and all of the educators who have been a part of the Teacher of the Year program.”

In January, Konter was named the 2013 Savannah- Chatham Teacher of the Year during a recognition banquet held annually by the Savannah- Morning News.

Once the district Teacher of the Year is named, the application is submitted for state level consideration.

On the state level, the applications were read by a panel of judges. The finalists were chosen based on the strength of their essay responses. A panel of judges will conduct video observations and interviews. The finalists will also give a speech at a luncheon sponsored by Georgia Power in May.

The winner will be announced at the Georgia Teacher of the Year banquet on June 1, 2012, at the Georgia International Convention Center.

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