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Meet Our 2022 Honorees
Teacher of the Year
Brookview Elementary School
As an art instructor, Ms. Bayan believes that every student is a masterpiece in the making.
“Working with students in a creative environment has made me see that we are all a work of art! And like all great works of art, we have a unique perspective that is important and must be embraced,” she says. “Find what makes you unique, what makes you beautiful, what brings you joy, and share that every day with your students, your family, your colleagues, and your community."
Currently at Brookview Elementary School, Ms. Bayan has been an art teacher since 2008. Her first assignment in Fulton County Schools was at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary and she remained there for six years until taking a short stint in Atlanta Public Schools. She soon felt the calling to return to her FCS home and has been at Brookview since 2015.
Ms. Bayan feels artistic expression is important to help students find themselves and unlock their potential.
"Art education is critical in teaching respect over fear. My students may not be the next Picasso, but inside my doors, they will learn that their ideas, visions, and creations matter and are so important,” says Ms. Banyan. “
of the Year
Campbell Elementary SchoolCampbell Elementary School's High Dosage Tutoring Paraprofessional DeAnna Turner chose to become an educator for two reasons.“It was a legacy passed to me by my maternal grandparents who are both FCS retirees, and a host of other relatives both retired and currently working for the district,” she says. “My second reason is that I am a former cougar who loved my learning time here. Having the opportunity to pour from the same full cup I was given here was the ultimate opportunity.”Ms. Turner has been at Campbell for six years, spending four years as an instructional parapro in kindergarten and two years in the high dosage tutoring position.“High dosage tutoring gives me the opportunity to direct intentional focus on the scholars' deficits, set goals, and then help them work towards those goals,” she says."Mrs. Turner is an asset to Campbell and the community," said Principal Arthur Davis. "She is a perfectionist on the job and aims to positively impact students."
of the Year
Professional Learning & Leadership Development Department
Daria Butler has been called “an irreplaceable employee who gets things done.” The Fulton County Schools Central Office Support Specialist has excelled in many positions within the district, including as bus driver, Professional Assistant II in transportation, Professional Assistant III and now as a specialist in the Professional Learning & Leadership Development (PLLD) department.
PLLD Executive Director Alexandra Bates says, “Daria is one of the best teammates I have ever had because of her hard work, perseverance, and willingness to find the best solutions for our customers."
Ms. Butler was previously honored as an Office Management Certification/Financial Management Certification program participant and is currently a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, Wellness Ambassador, and Atlas Champion.
Ms. Butler strives to be a resource for others, providing a high level of service in her role through trust, respect, accountability, reliability, positivity, and persistence.
“Having a heart for service allows me to work and walk in excellence as I perform my duties,” she says.
Honorees by School and Administrative Division
Elementary Schools Teacher of the Year Professional of the Year A. Philip Randolph Terri Randolph Nutrena Johnson Abbotts Hill Amada Fos Sumudi Perera Alpharetta Kristin Abercrombie Stephanie Weir Asa G. Hilliard Dru Wilson Tynitra Roberson Barnwell Nicole Siegel Bethune Michole Gibson Jean StClair Birmingham Falls Keisha Hotaling Beth Nation Brookview Precious Bayan Sheary McKenzie Campbell DeAnna Turner Cliftondale Joshua Franklin Martinez Crystal Billingslea Cogburn Woods Catherine Anderson Senad Sahinovic College Park Deandrea Smith Davis Dequilla Howard Conley Hills Erica Tossie Kia Hodge-Kelly Crabapple Crossing Hannah Bullard Jill Belasick Creek View John Weigand Angela Strong Dolvin Jennifer Culbertson Jenn Shaffer Dunwoody Springs Equiana Eubanks-Frazier Shonti Linnen Esther Jackson Cristy Thomas Emily Merkle Evoline C. West Pamela McCoy Fawn Bell-Palmer Feldwood Dr. Erika Whitlock Findley Oaks Eden Benjamin Cynthia Ballard Gullatt Jumoke Oyesanya Quinton Hunt Hamilton E. Holmes Brittney Kilgore Fredrick Strozier Hapeville Kathleen Burns Bekah Kirk Heards Ferry Anna Redding Anna Aronowitz Hembree Springs Michelle Leatherman Erica Butcher Heritage Dr. Mae Maddox Jandia Johnson High Point Meganne Eldredge Kari Lewis Hillside Leena Ringvall Rania Layous Ison Springs Kyla Rogers Lake Forest Guadalupe Barrón DeCortes Luz Flores Lake Windward Hannah Carr Liberty Point Marshe Collins Alentryal Jackson Love T. Nolan Kendall Scott McKenzie Smith Manning Oaks Simone Galvan Sarah Jones Medlock Bridge Carolina Aviles Kyong Hargis Mimosa Joy Harrison Martha Guevara Mountain Park Laura Finnegan Nancy Fischer New Prospect Rebekah McGowan Robin Levy Northwood Peyton Healy Lorraine Robertson Oakley Whitney Redd Roy Monroe Ocee Kristin Young Laurabeth Medlock Palmetto Victoria Cherry Pamela Campbell Parklane Chrissy Mingo Renaissance Sheoronda Stubbs-Carter Perchando Bowie River Eves Jodi Schechter Cynthia Pinnock Roswell North Alison Lieblich Meghan Boyle S.L. Lewis Jatarra Lacefield Daliah Smith-Boney Seaborn Lee Jeremie McNease Moretta Dixon Shakerag Julie Duhe Jennie Chang Spalding Drive Janai Walker Tyniekqua Bowie State Bridge Crossing Nicole Capps Kristin Yann Stonewall Tell Brittney Woodruff Tashai Snell Summit Hill Tiara Atkinson Deirdre Forde Sweet Apple Katie Faucett Sara Meier Vickery Mill Olivia Wheat Regina Tyre Wilson Creek Dr. Gwen Whelchel Jacky Yin Wolf Creek Diressa Belcher Jannice Roberts Woodland ES Ciara Royal Mikari Harvey Middle Schools Teacher of the Year Professional of the Year Autrey Mill Erika Smith Ashley Perry Bear Creek Bryan Gearing Lanisa Hines Camp Creek Adrian Sloan Carol Broussard Crabapple Lauren Pritchard Daniela Martin-Garcia Elkins Pointe Carol Garcia-Dunn Edith Woodruff Haynes Bridge Brandie Thrasher Holcomb Bridge Dan Richal Rodriquez Ray Hopewell Lindsay Sullivan Erica Esslinger McNair Demita Reid Northwestern Leah Robinson Michelle Robbins Paul D. West Joseph Geib Deandra Jackson Renaissance Dacia Haralson Janaye Miller-Axam Ridgeview Ayoluwa Parham Ilenia Arzate-Hernandez River Trail Judson "Taylor" Kidd Helen Eng Sandtown Tracy Wise Kristen Anderson Sandy Springs Melissa Balser Amanda Stafford Taylor Road Rachel Kidd Tracey Brown Webb Bridge Jennifer Foil Rosalind Cedeño Woodland Ashleigh North Addie Taylor High Schools Teacher of the Year Professional of the Year Alpharetta Michelle Levesque Nan Bodeep Banneker Dominique Woodard Carlton Silver Cambridge Dr. Michael Matthews Christine Vicente Centennial Joy Lee Ayana Hollaway Chattahoochee Elizabeth (Beth) Smith Kimberly (Kim) Stalcup Creekside Traves Hyman Fred Holloway FCS College and Career Academy Alicia Darian Anna Ladson FCS Innovation Academy Kathryn Paxton Beth Dillworth Global Impact Academy Sheyanne Lang Kendrick Battle Independence Sharmila Roy Maria D. Perera Carreno John's Creek Marva Rawlings Stacey Koon Langston Hughes Nicholas W. Collins April Burkhalter McClarin Colleen Bell Wilbert Phillips Milton Joshua Porter Gary Sylvestri North Springs Kelly Olson Kristie Zachry Northview Elizabeth Lake Cara Dunn Riverwood Matthew Taylor Charles Johnson Roswell Barbara Bell Julia Finn Tri-Cities Dr. Isela Rodriguez-Bussey L. Michelle Dance Westlake SGM Yolanda Johnson Lisa Lennon Charter Schools Teacher of the Year Professional of the Year Amana Academy Kathryn Schepis Benita Fowler Chattahoochee Hills Michelle Smith-Muhammad Darius "D.V" Acker-Shareef Fulton Academy of Science and Technology Cynthia Holcombe Ron Rhodes Fulton Academy of Science and Technology Kevin McKinley Hapeville Charter Career Academy Madhavi Clark Richard Basil Hapeville Charter Middle School Brian McNeil RISE Grammar School Staphne Caffee Dondrill McFarland RISE Preparatory Charter School Mellonee Bowen Eddie McMillan The Main Street Academy Chandra Graves Jamil Pearson Administrative Buildings Professional of the Year Operations Division Tracey White Academics Division Rocheen Pearson Talent Division Daria Butler Financial Services Division Dawn Pinckney