Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 Mill Creek Middle School Teacher of the Year Amanda Carter!
Mill Creek Middle School Teacher of the Year Amanda Carter meets them at the start of every school year: the eighth-graders who “hate” math.
The 16-year educator makes it her mission to help them see math in a new positive light. She remembers, as a middle school student in Cherokee County, dreading math, too.
“It took one special teacher to turn that around for me, and I hope to be ‘that’ teacher to my students,” she said.
According to her students, their families and her colleagues, she is “that” teacher to countless students.
“There were times in our daughter’s academic career that the thought of a math test would bring her to tears. She had convinced herself that she wasn’t a good math student,’” shared the parent of a former student. “Those fears and feelings of self-doubt seemed to fade away as the year progressed. Mrs. Carter explained the information in a way that made all her students feel successful. She cares about all her students as if they were her own. My daughter left Mrs. Carter’s class feeling successful and cared for. She has even learned to enjoy math, which we didn’t think was possible.”
In her own words: “From day one, students are told we are like family in each class. They are ‘my kids’ when they walk through the door and after they leave. I want them to know that I care for them as a person, not just as my student.”
Special thanks to our 2022 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration's Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton.