LCS Teachers of the Year 2021-2022

Lowndes County Schools held Convocation, Tuesday, August 3, 2021. A particular highlight of this event was honoring and recognizing school-level Teachers of the Year naming the District Teacher of the Year. This year’s Teachers of the Year are: Rena Hendley, Clyattville Elementary School; Carlin Morrison, Dewar Elementary School; Amy Ruffo, Hahira Elementary School; Shelly Singletary, Lake Park Elementary School; Suzanne Troy, Moulton-Branch Elementary School; Ashley Willmont, Pine Grove Elementary School; Tiffany Glassick, Westside Elementary School; Mitchell Donahoo, Hahira Middle School; Renee McLeod, Lowndes Middle School; Ryan Dixon, Pine Grove Middle School; Tina Russ, Parker Mathis Learning Center; and Philip Pieplow, Lowndes High School.

The 2021-2022 Lowndes County Schools District Teacher of the Year is Ryan Dixon, Pine Grove Middle School. He serves as a School Counselor to students in grades 6-8. Ryan stated, “Every student deserves an adult who supports them to reach their potential, and guides them to find their purpose.” To Ryan’s fellow educators, he wants you to know how transformative your knowledge is, how inspiring your passion is, how valuable your time is, and how worthwhile your career is. He wants his students to know that they are strong enough for their future.

Each school winner submitted an application packet that mirrors the Georgia Teacher of the Year application, with 10 pages of narrative writing. These applications were reviewed by six local judges with the top five applications evaluated by five external judges. The five external judges each rated the applications based on a rubric used for the Georgia Teacher of the Year program.

Ryan Dixon, the Lowndes County District Teacher of the Year, will go on to compete for the Georgia Teacher of the Year in December, with that winner being named in May 2022.

Each Teacher of the Year was showered with gifts donated by an amazing group of community supporters.

Convocation Program 2021.pdf

Wes Taylor - Ryan Dixon

 Rena Hendley - Wes Taylor
Carlin Morrison - Wes Taylor
Amy Ruffo - Wes Taylor
Shelly Singletary - Wes Taylor
Suzanne Troy - Wes Taylor
Ashley Willmont - Wes Taylor
Tiffany Glassick - Wes Taylor
Mitchell Donahoo - Wes Taylor
Renee McLeod - Wes Taylor
Tina Russ - Wes Taylor
Philip Pieplow - Wes Taylor