Meet the Semifinalists for 2025 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year!
Gwinnett County Public Schools congratulates the district's top 25 teachers, semifinalists for the county's 2025 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: Mandy Gunter, Lindsay Davis, Halie Rios, Charlie Hollingshead, Sheng Xiong, Megan Handy, and Treva Coates.
2nd Row: Trevon Lamar, Michelle Ruhl, Jessica Ashley, Jenny Ethridge, Jenna Cloninger, and Emily Rogers.
3rd Row: Dina-Marie Tosto, J. Michael Rawlins, Degoldyne Francois-Ulceus, David Novelly, Heather Kane, Luz Augustin, and Jenny Cooper.
4th Row: Jessie Hezlep, Dr. Wendy Hardge Dyer, Michael Payen, Chandler Watson, and Courtney Guess.
We brought the top 25 teachers together for the group photo, and each teacher's name is hyperlinked to an individual page. In the individual pages, you'll read a quote from the TOTY semifinalist and learn more about each honored educator. Each individual teacher is pictured with something— a teaching tool or symbol— that represents the classroom and that educator's career.