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29 Armstrong Alumni Honored as Teachers of the Year for 2018

(April 6, 2017) – Twenty-nine Armstrong State University alumni were recently honored as 2018 Teachers of the Year at the Teacher of the Year Gala, held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

Fifty-five teachers were honored from nearly every school in the district. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Public Education President Jolene Byrne told attendees that this honor is given in recognition and appreciation of their service to the students and families of Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.

“We are incredibly proud to have 29 graduates from Armstrong’s College of Education selected as the Teacher of the Year at their respective schools,” noted Janet Buckenmeyer, dean of the College of Education. “To have graduates from our programs recognized among more than 3,000 teachers at 54 schools within the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is a distinct honor.”

Armstrong alumni receiving this honor include:

Leslie Belin                                        West Chatham Elementary School
Idell Biles                                           Georgetown K-8
Jennifer L. Clark                               Isle of Hope K-8
Nick L. Clayton                                  Pooler Elementary School
Christina R. DuBose                         Shuman Elementary School
Debbie Fischer                                  Fresh Start 
Stuart J. Harmening                         Islands High School
Alicia C. Harvey                                Coastal Middle School
Jessica P. Hood                                Gould Elementary School 
Douglas B. Kearse                            Early College at Savannah High
Mary I. Magwood                              Butler Elementary School
Heather M. Matthews                       Coastal GA Comprehensive Academy 
April E. Meeks                                   Oglethorpe Charter School
Letha Moore                                      White Bluff Elementary School
Gina M. Renteria                               Marshpoint Elementary School
Stephen W. Routh                             STEM Academy at Barlett 
Stephen H. Salley                              May Howard Elementary School
Craig S. Sapp                                    Savannah Arts Academy
Mandy C. Smith                                 Windsor Forest Elementary School
Deborah A. Stanley                           Myers Middle School
Octavia R. Thomas                           East Broad K-8
Monique N. Tyson-Edwards             Mercer Middle School
Melody Waters                                  Garden City Elementary School
Laura L. Weiss                                  Largo-Tibet Elementary School
Jennifer C. West                               Rice Creek School
Christina Williams                            Heard Elementary School
Briona R. Williams                            Hodge Elementary School
Delicia D. Worrill                               New Hampstead Elementary School
Alicia L. Wright                                 Derenne Middle School

Jerris Sensabaugh

“People really respect the Armstrong name. Why wouldn’t you want to be here?”

Jerris Sensabaugh
Class of 2016
Respiratory Therapy
Morristown, Tennessee