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COE Graduate Named Georgia Teacher of the Year

Jemelleh Coes Jemelleh Nurse Coes, a special education English language arts and reading teacher at Langston Chapel Middle School in Bulloch County, has been named the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Coes, a Georgia Southern University College of Education alumna, received her B.S. Ed. in Special Education in 2008 and M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning in 2010 with a concentration in instructional improvement.  Her involvement with COE didn’t end with her degrees. Coes is also a clinical supervisor, helping give educator candidates meaningful field experiences.

“We are extremely proud that once again one of our graduates has been recognized for their exemplary teaching,” said COE Dean Thomas Koballa. “Being named Georgia Teacher of the Year is a testament not only to Jemelleh’s professionalism and ability but also to her commitment to students and life-long learning,” he continued.

Coes was named winner of the award at the annual Georgia Teacher of the Year banquet held Friday night at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. As Georgia Teacher of the Year, Coes will serve as an advocate for public education in Georgia.  In addition to her teaching and mentoring responsibilities at Langston Chapel Middle School, COEs is active in the community with several organizations.



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