Gwinnett Teacher of the Year Semifinalists Named

Twenty-six teachers are still in the running for the prestigious annual award.

Gwinnett County Public Schools announced the semifinalists for its annual Teacher of the Year award. The list of semifinalists includes Norcross HS where many Peachtree Corners students attend.

They are:

Elementary School Level Semifinalists

Amber Russell, Anderson-Livsey Elementary, Gifted Education and Accelerated Mathematics Teacher (Grades 2-5).

Lyndsey Klempay, Bethesda Elementary, Mathematics Specialist (Grades K-5).

Debbie Taylor, Brookwood Elementary, Gifted Mathematics and Intervention Teacher (Grade 5).

Anne-Lise Botting, Chattahoochee Elementary, Special Education Teacher - Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Grades K-2).

Sarah Boyce, Chesney Elementary, Special Education Teacher - Interrelated Resource (Grades K-5).

Michelle Webb, Gwin Oaks Elementary -- 3rd Grade Teacher.

Sharon T. Mauney, Harbins Elementary, 1st Grade Teacher.

Tracy Evans, Harris Elementary, Science Teacher (Grades K-5).

Lindsay Kyle, Head Elementary, Speech Language Pathologist (Grades Pre-K-5).

Katie Turner, Level Creek Elementary, 4th Grade Teacher.

Amy B. Lazic, Lovin Elementary, Special Education Teacher (Pre-K).

Paul Lovett, McKendree Elementary, 3rd Grade Teacher.

Jennifer Kim, Meadowcreek Elementary, EIP Reading Teacher (Grade 5).

Kym Crosby, Mulberry Elementary, Visual Arts Teacher (Grades K-5).

Erica Leach, Walnut Grove Elementary, Mathematics Specialist (Grades K-5).

Erin Hogan, Winn Holt Elementary, 1st Grade Teacher.

Middle School Level Semifinalists

Deborah Johnson, Berkmar Middle, Mathematics Teacher (Grade 8).

Eleanor Ridley, Crews MS, Social Studies Teacher (Grade 6).

Celisa Edwards, Dacula Middle, 7th Grade Teacher.

Kinsey Edwards, Lanier Middle, Orchestra Teacher (Grades 6-8).

Heidi Mikulecky, Richards Middle, Language Arts Teacher (Grade 6).

High School Level Semifinalists

Laura Moates Stanley, Brookwood High, Band Teacher (Grades 9-12).

Debbie Grant, Maxwell High School of Technology, Culinary Arts and Food Science Teacher (Grades 11 and 12).

**Jay Nebel, Norcross High, World History Teacher (Grades 9 and 10).

McCall Grosso, North Gwinnett High, Language Arts Teacher (Grade 10).

Dean Landers, Peachtree Ridge High, Physics Teacher (Grades 11 and 12).


** Students living in the city of Peachtree Corners attend four of the Norcross cluster of schools; Peachtree and Simpson ES, Pinckneyville MS and Norcross HS and three Duluth cluster schools; Berkeley Lake ES, Duluth MS and Duluth HS.


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