Hall County School District Superintendent Will Schofield has announced that Laurie Brown, a math and science teacher at World Language Academy AOD Campus, has been named the HCSD Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. Mr. Schofield and Dr. Eloise Barron, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, surprised Mrs. Brown by showing up in her classroom today to make the announcement in front of her students.
World Language Academy Upper Grades Principal Laurie Hitzges, who had accompanied Superintendent Schofield and Dr. Barron to the classroom, remarked, “I have had the pleasure of working with Laurie Brown for the past two years. She is an inspirational teacher and instructional leader. Her colleagues look to her as a role model and the students in our school often refer to her as their ‘favorite teacher.’ Hall County and World Language Academy count on Mrs. Brown to serve in many capacities. Currently, she serves as a seventh grade science teacher, eighth grade math teacher, cross country coach for our middle school and instructional lead teacher for the school’s Professional Learning Leadership Team. I place Laurie. Brown among the top educators and leaders that I have ever had the pleasure to know.”
Laurie Brown, who had a career in the medical field prior to becoming a teacher in 1997, has been teaching in the district since 2006—first as a math and science teacher at Chestatee Academy. In 2014, she transferred to World Language Academy Upper Grades.
Laurie Brown earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Shorter College in Rome, Georgia in 1983. Two years later, she added a Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia.
Laurie Brown will now compete with other system winners from across the state for the honor of being selected Georgia Teacher of the Year for 2018.
Left to Right: Assistant Superintendent Dr. Eloise Barron, WLA-AP Getsy Munoz, Superintendent Will Schofield, TOTY Laurie Brown, WLA Primary Principal Brittney Bennett, WLA Upper Grades Principal Laurie Hitzges
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