In a moment filled with emotion and excitement, four area teachers were announced as finalists for the 2014 District Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year program brings together top educators from across Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools and has produced three “Top 10” Georgia State Finalists over the last three years (Bettina Polite- Tate the 2011 Teacher of the Year, Melissa Webb the 2012 Teacher of the Year, and Allison Konter the 2013 Teacher of the Year).
The four finalists will now move to district level competition and participate in a month long judging process that includes classroom observations and panel interviews. The District Teacher of the Year will be announced at a banquet hosted by the Savannah Morning News on Thursday, January 31, 2013 and will represent the Savannah Chatham County Public School System during State level competition.
The 2014 finalists include; Natalie Chase of Windsor Forest High School, Linda Byerly of Jacob G. Smith Elementary School, Marti B. Cribbs of Georgetown K-8 School, and Monica N. Roland of Oglethorpe Charter.