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 Tippens Education Center Teacher of the Year Margie Pullen …
Tippens Education Center 2022 Teacher of the Year Margie Pullen knows her students face academic, emotional and behavioral challenges.
But she looks for their strengths and builds upon them to help them overcome obstacles. One such example is her development of a Friends Club and service learning projects.
Through the Friends Club, all students have the opportunity to participate in social activities that grow self-confidence, friendships and pride in their school. She also has developed school service learning projects, such as a recent canned food drive, to give students a greater sense of purpose both through specific tasks and the overall goal of helping neighbors in need.
“Ms. Pullen has been an outstanding influence on our school,” her principal shared. “She has patience and compassion while still holding high expectations for her students to achieve. Ms. Pullen does an amazing job at establishing relationships and making her students feel safe and important. There is no doubt in my mind that Ms. Pullen is the kind of teacher who is able to change lives.”
Now in her seventh year as a teacher after beginning her education career as a paraprofessional at Tippens, Ms. Pullen mentors new teachers and has continued her own learning with master’s and specialist degrees.
In her own words: “Some students need more emotional connection and support, and, if these emotional and support needs are not met, then they are unlikely to fully master the given state standards. Sometimes, there are things that are more important than standards and tests.”
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.