BOE recognizes Teachers OTY

Updated: Dec 29, 2021



During its October meeting held last Tuesday, members of the Emanuel County Board of Education, Superintendent Scotty Hattaway, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Denise Warnock recognized all 2021-2022 Teachers of the Year across the district.


These included: Twin City Elementary’s Jennifer Best, Emanuel County Institute’s Joey Korwin, Swainsboro Primary’s Keri Claxton, Swainsboro Elementary’s Cam Holloway, Swainsboro Middle’s Michelle Fondren, and Swainsboro High’s Charlean Love.


Culminating the brief recognition program, Korwin was tapped as the district-wide Teacher of the Year.


Dr. Denise Warnock led that part of the meeting as well as the next, which was similar in nature. She highlighted all principals across the district in line with the Georgia Accrediting Commission School Quality Recognition.


The accolades continued to roll as the next part of the October meeting saw Twin City Elementary recognized for being a National Beta School of Merit.


Next, BOE members heard an update on the ESPLOST project ongoing at Swainsboro Middle. According to the latest information shared last week, only some 3 percent of punch list items remain, most of which are cosmetic issues.


Board members entertained a brief executive session. Upon returning to open session, the BOE effectively approved the following:

Classified employments — substitute teacher Sallie Jane Claxton, school food service assistant Melissa Fulmer, bus driver Donna Graham, and HVAC technician Roger McKenzie.

Certified employments — teachers Amy Deal and Candice Hadden as well as counselor LeAnn Snellgrove.

Classified resignations — payroll specialist Rebecca Mills and bus driver Lester Underwood.

Classified retirement — tech specialist Karen Morris.


The BOE also approved the consent agenda as presented.


There being no further business, the board adjourned.


The Emanuel County Board of Education will next meet November 9 at the Central Office at 5:30 p.m.

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