Bryan County Middle High School and Richmond Hill High School participated in Georgia’s Future Educators Signing Day, a statewide initiative sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, on May 3. The event celebrated 13 graduating seniors from the class of 2022 who have made the decision to pursue a career in education.
Dr. Paul T Brooksher stated, “There is a serious need for educators, and I am extremely proud of Bryan County Schools for inspiring these 13 seniors to pursue their passion in the field of education. As a superintendent, your hope is students leave high school inspired to make a difference. I can honestly say these individuals will certainly make an impact for years to come. I look forward to hiring our students as teachers here in Bryan County Schools.”
Bryan County Middle High School Future Educators:
Hannah Butler – Georgia Southern University, Early Childhood Education
Emily Edwards – Coastal College of Georgia, Secondary Education - Math
Kyndal Leggett – Georgia Southern University, Early Childhood Education
Lawrence Lowe – Georgia Southern University, Music Education
Rebecca Rash – East Georgia State College, Early Childhood Education
Hannah VanMeter – Georgia College and State University, Early Childhood Education.
Richmond Hill High School Future Educators:
Grace Dell – University of Alabama, Music Education
Savannah Legg – Mercer University, Music Education
Kinsey Morales – Georgia Southern University, Early Childhood Education
Shelby Muse – Georgia Southern University, Special Education
Emma Williamson – College of Coastal Georgia, Early Childhood Education
James Wooten – Georgia State University, Secondary Education - Music Education
Madison Youmans – East Georgia State College, Early Childhood Education – Sp. Ed.
Georgia Future Educators Signing Day, held each year during Teacher Appreciation Week, is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education’s Division of Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education in partnership with the Georgia Early Childhood Education Foundation (GECEF) and Georgia’s colleges and universities.
“Students cannot succeed without great teachers in the classroom,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “We know, however, that teacher recruitment and retention is a serious issue in our state, as it is nationwide. Part of our comprehensive approach to addressing teacher recruitment and retention is elevating the teaching profession. Future Educators Signing Day allows us to celebrate those students who answer the incredibly important calling of becoming an educator.