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Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Kerry Voytek of Teasley MS!

Posted On: Saturday, December 24, 2022

Teasley- Kerry Voytek

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 Teasley Middle School Teacher of the Year Kerry Voytek …

A three-time school Teacher of the Year, Kerry Voytek was tapped to serve in the district curriculum and instruction office to support and lead her fellow teachers.

After eight years in district roles, her love of teaching brought Ms. Voytek, the 2022 Teasley Middle School Teacher of the Year, back to the classroom.

“We are blessed and honored she chose Teasley Middle School as her home,” her principal said.  “She is an excellent teacher and teacher leader, and she truly cares about the needs of all students.  Her constant commitment to reaching the needs of her students creates an environment in her classroom and within the school where students feel comfortable and willing to put forth their best effort.  Her caring spirit and kind demeanor create an excellent learning environment for all students, especially our English language learners.”

Ms. Voytek, a 24-year educator, teaches eighth-grade science to students learning English as a second language.  Science has its own language, making it doubly challenging for students still learning English.  Ms. Voytek develops innovative hands-on lessons, such as creating a set of 40 jars filled with different materials to make science vocabulary, like viscous and opaque, clearer to her students. 

In her own words: “It is my job as an educator to ensure that I provide my students the tools needed for them to reach their potential.  I believe with strategic supports all children can thrive in an academically challenging environment”

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. 

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