SCCPSS celebrates educators at the annual Teacher of the Year Gala

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55 Savannah-County Teachers were honored for their contributions in and out of the classroom.

The teachers were honored for their contributions in and out of the classroom.

“It’s amazing. This is the one job where you feel you don’t get recognition for and then they go all out. There’s dancing, there’s music and it’s just a full celebration to show people they really appreciate the craft. It’s just humbling to even be here today,” said Kiwonda Riley, The 2019 SCCPSS Teacher of the Year.

It was a packed house at the Westin Resort in Savannah.

“It’s an exciting night for our teachers. It’s an evening where we celebrate them and their achievements and we celebrate their energy, their creativity and their love and passion of children,” said Dr. Ann Levett, Superintendent for the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.

The winner of this year’s title will lead the district’s professional senate for Savannah-Chatham educators and act as an ambassador visiting schools throughout the year.

“We value them. We value what they do and what they do every day. They make tremendous sacrifices to their own personal time and families and we want them to know how much we appreciate them,” said Dr. Levett.

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