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Woods named District Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the Year, Amanda Woods
Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher (left) and McAllister Elementary School principal Heather Tucker (right), standing with the 2023 District Level Teacher of the Year, Amanda Woods (center). Photo provided by Melissa Roberts.

During a faculty meeting on Nov. 6, Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent of Bryan County Schools, recognized Amanda Woods as Bryan County Schools’ District Level Teacher of the Year.

Woods, a 4th-grade teacher at McAllister Elementary School, has “consistently demonstrated her commitment to fostering a supportive and engaging learning environment for her students”, according to Brooksher.

As the Bryan County Schools’ Teacher of the Year, Woods will represent Bryan County in the state-level Teacher of the Year selection process. State School Superintendent, Richard Woods, and his Excellence Recognition Unit, will review applications from outstanding educators across Georgia to choose the state-level Teacher of the Year. The announcement of the state-level winner will take place at the Teacher of the Year banquet scheduled for May 2024.

“Mrs. Woods’ dedication to her students, team, school, and craft is truly amazing. Mrs. Woods makes it her mission each year to ensure all students, not just in her classroom but in the entire grade level, have met their true potential in the area of math. There is incredible intention behind all of her decisions and every lesson brought into the classroom. She is a quiet leader and a mentor to many throughout our school,”  said Heather Tucker, principal of McAllister Elementary. “We are extremely proud of Mrs. Woods and it is an honor to be a part of her team.”

Dr. Paul T. Brooksher gave further praise and commendation. “Mrs. Woods continuously demonstrates high-quality and effective teaching with every student she serves. She exemplifies the commitment and passion that we cherish in our educators,” Brooksher said.

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