Meet the Semifinalists for 2021 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year!
Gwinnett County Public Schools congratulates the district's top 25 teachers, semifinalists for the county's 2021 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) competition. Please click on an educator's name (links below) to learn more about each of the semifinalists:
Front Row: Kelley Donovan, Angelika Shelley, Dr. Jessica Ewalt, Melissa Barth, Lena Alonso, Olivia Boza, and Genny Greco.
2nd Row: Courtney Smith, Dr. Leslie Dunham, Dr. Kinsey Edwards, Ferdye Bamaca, La'Bria Hannah, and Heather Thorpe.
3rd Row: Stephanie Malley, Danielle Swaby, Kinsley Compton, Philip Peavy, Kelsi Carter Hamilton, Kristy Shea, and Kelly Sibley.
4th Row: Whitley Arens Parker, Julianne Purnell, Mona Brawley, Yvonda Thomas, and Katie Blum.
We brought the top 25 teachers together for an individual, socially distanced photo session and created the composite group photo. In the individual pages, you'll read a quote from the TOTY semifinalist and learn more about each honored educator. Each teacher is pictured with something— a teaching tool or symbol— that represents the classroom and that educator's career.