Forsyth County


    Congratulations to our 2016-17 Teachers of the Year!


    Teacher Name

    Big Creek Elementary

    Amy Petrella

    Brookwood Elementary

    Jane McCormick

    Chattahoochee Elementary

    Rebecca Gerstenlauer

    Chestatee Elementary

    Carrie Grome

    Coal Mountain Elementary

    April Lowe

    Cumming Elementary

    Donna Moseley

    Daves Creek Elementary

    Amy Daise

    Desana Middle

    Erin Wood

    Forsyth Central High

    Michele Dugan

    Haw Creek Elementary

    Helen Kumpel

    Johns Creek Elementary

    Maria Pritchett

    Kelly Mill Elementary

    Melissa Goldsberry

    Lakeside Middle

    Diane Spencer

    Lambert High

    Laura King

    Liberty Middle

    Sue Sciorrotta

    Little Mill Middle

    Jackie Suddith

    Mashburn Elementary

    Mary Jo Dunn

    Matt Elementary

    Felicia Barnick

    Midway Elementary

    Libby Romig

    North Forsyth High

    Amanda Swafford

    North Forsyth Middle

    Maleah Stewart

    Otwell Middle

    Amie Holmes

    Piney Grove Middle

    Cindy Carroll

    Riverwatch Middle

    Lindsey Messina

    Sawnee Elementary

    Jennifer Fagan

    Settles Bridge Elementary

    Laura Lauterbach

    Sharon Elementary

    Tricia Ashcraft

    Shiloh Point Elementary

    Maggie Tompkins

    Silver City Elementary

    Jessica Smith

    South Forsyth High

    Jill McKee

    South Forsyth Middle

    Linda Ebert

    Vickery Creek Elementary

    Carolyn Purcell

    Vickery Creek Middle

    Greg Whitt

    West Forsyth High

    Shelly Williams

    Whitlow Elementary

    Bryna Samples 

    Eligibility Requirements for Teacher of the Year:
    Classroom teachers in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible for FCS' TOTY. This includes special education, physical education, ITS, art and music teachers, and media specialists. Counselors are not eligible, but are recognized as part of the Counselor of the Year program. Candidates for the FCS TOTY should have two or more years of experience, have a full time teaching position and spend the majority of their time teaching students in a classroom setting. Supervisory and administrative responsibilities should be of secondary consideration.
    Candidates for Forsyth County's Teacher of the Year program should be an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher who:
    • plans to continue in active teaching status
    • inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
    • possesses the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues
    • plays an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school; and
    • is poised and articulate
    Past District Teachers of the Year:
    2016: Andrew Poor (South Forsyth Middle)
    2015: Marlo Miranda (Forsyth Central High)
    2014: Kristen Deuschle (Piney Grove Middle)
    2013: Nick Crowder (South Forsyth High)
    2012: Anna Aigner  (Forsyth Central High)
    2011: Natalie Kitchen (Lambert High)
    2010: Robin Neal (Matt Elementary)
    2009: Jenna Ward (Otwell Middle)
    2008: Suzy Besson-Martilotta (Chattahoochee Elementary)
    2007: Melissa Sessa (Otwell Middle)
    2006: Mike Sloop (Otwell Middle)
    2005: Ronnie McNeese (Otwell Middle)
    2004: Polly Tennies (Chestatee Elementary)
    2003: Laura Link (North Forsyth High)
    2002: Debi Carnaroli (Matt Elementary)
    2001: Elaine Taylor (Otwell Middle)
    2000: Alice Holland (North Forsyth High)
    1998-99: Dorothy Breeze (Chattahoochee Elementary)
    1997-98: Jackie West (South Forsyth High)
    1996-97: Sandy Beck (Mashburn Elementary)
    1990-91: Kathy Vail (Forsyth Central High)
    1976: Edith Wright (Cumming Elementary)
    For more information, contact Hannah Samples at