Lisa Rogers Smith from Sonoraville High School
Lisa shares: “The main reason that I entered the teaching profession was the influence of several former teachers and instructors. They encouraged me through difficult times and helped me realize my strengths that I possessed as an individual. They believed in me when I did not believe in myself. They taught me not only the required subjects, but how to make decisions for myself; and strive to achieve them. I wanted to pass this skill to others by entering the teaching profession myself. Many changes have occurred during my teaching career from typewriters, stand-alone Tandy computers, networked computers, internet, intranet, wired to wireless, the list continues… We were originally called “Vocational Education”. We are now called “Career and Technical”. We taught one basic trait then and now we teach eleven foundation skills in addition to our subject content. Now we want all of our students to learn to become more empowered in our global society. We help fill our students’ briefcases with necessary skills, traits, and abilities that they need to be more competitive despite all the challenges that teens have to face today. We not only teach them these skills, but many other necessary consumer and technical skills. All the while, we are also teaching them to give back to their communities through community service.”
Lisa was also recognized as Star 94 and Georgia United Top Five “Teachers Make a Difference” Award Winner.
Congratulations Lisa Smith!
Tewanna Brown from Temple High School
In Tewanna’s three years of teaching she has earned accolades from students, parents, and fellow teachers. Her principal shares: “Mrs. Brown has worked diligently and applied herself as a quality instructor in the field of business education in the high school setting. She continues to strive to improve herself as an educator and gain additional experience to maximize students’ opportunities to improve academically.
Mrs. Brown’s professional approach to classroom instruction earns respect from teachers, administrators, students, and parents. As a classroom teacher, she is able to creatively engage and challenge students in the area of business education instruction and learning. Mrs. Brown is constantly seeking out new methods and resources to help make CTAE meaningful, authentic, and relevant to the students she instructs. The standards based classroom Mrs. Brown has established is an exemplary model and serves her students well in their studies. In addition to her superior skills as a classroom instructor, you will find Mrs. Brown to be a very sensitive individual who cares deeply for her students.”
Congratulations Tewanna Brown!