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Brittany Nearhoof named Bryan County Schools District Teacher of the Year
teacher of the year Brittany Nearhoof

Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent of Bryan County Schools, recognized Brittany Nearhoof as Bryan County Schools’ Teacher of the Year during a faculty meeting Thursday morning. 

Nearhoof teaches art at McAllister Elementary School and will represent Bryan County Schools as she participates in the state level Teacher of the Year process.

Every district across the state selects a Teacher of the Year representative who is dedicated, knowledgeable, and displays skills that inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. State School Superintendent, Richard Woods and his Excellence Recognition Unit, review the applications and select a state level Teacher of the Year to represent Georgia. The state level Teacher of the Year winner will be announced at the Teacher of the Year recognition banquet held in May 2023. During the year, the Georgia Teacher of the Year serves as an educational ambassador for the Georgia Public School System and advocates for the systems, its students and its teachers.

Heather Tucker, Principal of McAllister Elementary said, “Mrs. Nearhoof has an incredible passion for art and an innate ability to instill that passion in others. She truly believes everyone is an artist and works daily to bring out the creativity in all of those around her. Mrs. Nearhoof builds meaningful connections with her “artists” and knows all by name. Her love for art and teaching has pushed past the walls of McAllister and has seeped into the community in galleries, doctor’s offices, restaurants, and more. She is truly transforming not only our school but our community as a whole.”

“The Teacher of the Year committee was blown away by Mrs. Nearhoof’s classroom. Every part of her class delivered clarity, caring, and student growth. Her class is what we strive for, for all of our Bryan County students”, said Dr. Trey Robertson, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning and Student Services.

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