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Teacher of the Year Banquet

all toy sponsors Truly great teachers seek to inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning. They wrap that inspiration in the warmth of genuine passion for this most noble profession. Our community and students are fortunate to have schools filled to capacity with truly great teachers. 


From among the halls filled with outstanding teachers, nominations are made. Each school selects a Teacher of the Year.


You are invited to join us as we celebrate teachers at the 4th Annual Teacher of the Year Gratitude Banquet presented by the Athens City Schools Foundation on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in the ballroom at Athens State University at 6:00 p.m. The gratitude banquet will include a delicious holiday dinner, special speakers, musical entertainment, awards presentation for the Teachers of the Year and the announcement of the district secondary and elementary Teachers of the Year.


We hope you'll join us as we honor our teachers who mean so much to our students and this community. Tickets are available now. Seating is limited.


Click here for tickets and banquet information.


The 2019 Teachers of the Year are:

  • Angela Pettus, Athens High School
  • Summer Neely, Athens Renaissance School
  • Dana Betts, Athens Middle School
  • Chelsea Hurst, Athens Intermediate School
  • Brittany Wiseheart, iAcademy at Athens Elementary
  • Tanya Alexander, FAME Academy at Brookhill
  • Eloisa Wright, HEART Academy at Julian Newman
  • Kris Murphy, SPARK Academy at Cowart