Posted By Kate on October 31, 2011
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Miriam Ledford-Lyle – 2012 Oconee County Schools Teacher of the Year! Miriam Ledford-Lyle, a social studies teacher at North Oconee High School, was named the 2012 Oconee County Schools (OCS) Teacher of the Year on September 29. The announcement was made at a banquet sponsored by the Oconee County High Schools Alumni Association honoring the teachers of the year from all 10 local schools. Mrs. Ledford-Lyle has served the students of North Oconee High since 2004. She also has prior teaching experience in Clarke and Gwinnett counties.
In her Teacher of the Year application, Miriam Ledford-Lyle wrote: Those teachers who have a deep understanding of their content, plan lessons that deliver material, and hold students accountable for learning, are exercising a craft that has been learned and mastered. However, creating lessons that engage the students and crafting an environment that inspires a love of learning requires a love of people; which is more art than science.
Each school annually names a Teacher of the Year nominated by colleagues at the school. Those teachers undergo a rigorous selection process that includes observation by a committee composed of school-level winners from the previous year to determine the system teacher of the year. The OCS Teacher of the Year will go on to compete for the Georgia Teacher of the Year. Best wishes, Mrs. Ledford-Lyle!
John A. Jackson, Ed.D
Oconee County Schools
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Note: Click here to see Photo Album of the event http://www.apvoc-ga.com/photo-gallery-2/teacher-of-the-year-9-29-11/