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COE alums recognized as teachers of the year in Bulloch County

Each year, in every public school in the state of Georgia, a top teacher is named. The Georgia Teacher of the Year Program annually spotlights the teaching profession and recognizes outstanding public school teachers. This fall, Bulloch County Schools recognized their 2018 class of Teachers of the Year.

The College of Education would like to recognize the Georgia Southern University alumni who were selected as Bulloch County teachers of the year. Congratulations on a job well done!

Alicia Beth Cannon
Third grade ELA and social studies teacher
Julia P. Bryant Elementary School
Double Eagle: B.S.Ed. Early Childhood Education (2009) and M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning(2013)
Cannon is also currently enrolled the Ed.S. Educational Leadership at Georgia Southern and is anticipated to complete this degree in 2017.
Carlee James
K-5 art teacher
Nevils Elementary School
Double Eagle: B.S.Ed. Art Education(2005) and M.A.T. Art Education (2007)
Carrie Fritch
5th grade math and science teacher
Stilson Elementary School
Double Eagle: B.S.Ed. Early Childhood Education (2004) and M.Ed. Early Childhood Education (2010)
Charles Rockett
History teacher
William James Middle School
Double Eagle: B.B.A. Marketing (Sales & Sales Management) and M.Ed. Middle Grades Education with emphasis in Science and Math
Deborah Cartee
P-5 music teacher
Portal Elementary School
Triple Eagle: B.M. Music Education (1979), M.Ed. Reading (2003), Ed.D. Curriculum Studies (2013)
Kristin N. Blythe
Grades 9-12 literature, math, and social studies co-teaching and resource
Statesboro High School
Double Eagle: B.S.Ed. Special Education (2005) and M.Ed. Instructional Technology (2014)
Penny S. Aubrey
Grades 6-8 special education teacher
Portal Middle High School
Double Eagle: M.Ed. School Psychology (1996) and M.A.T. Special Education (2008)
Talmeshia Parker
8th grade ELA teacher
Langston Chapel Middle School
M.A.T. Secondary English (2016)

The College of Education is proud of all our alumni and would like to recognize any who are named teachers of the year. If you or a fellow alum receive this prestigious award for your school, please contact John Ramfjord, the College of Education’s Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement, at


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