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 2021 Johnston Elementary School Teacher of the Year Meredith Peacock!
The best elementary school “specials” teachers possess special skills. Not only do they teach electives that require special knowledge, they also must develop lessons and instructional methods to reach all students in the school, across all grades and abilities.
Johnston Elementary School Teacher of the Year Meredith Peacock is one of these special “specials” teachers, according to colleagues, parents and students, who praise her success in teaching music, and growing a love of music, among her students.
“Her students linger on her every word and are so authentically and physically engaged in her music class that they do not even realize they are learning,” the Principal shared.
Now in her sixth year of teaching, Ms. Peacock, since being named Teacher of the Year, married (she is formerly Ms. Dayoub), and earned her master’s degree in music education and level three certification in Orff-Schulwerk music education. She is dedicated to collaborating with colleagues, including as leader of the school’s teacher mentor group.
A former student, now in sixth grade, praised Ms. Peacock for six top traits: making lessons enjoyable; supporting her students; accepting her students; challenging her students; her dedication to teaching; and how she bonds with students. “She is truly someone who I can trust.”
In her own words: “The unbreakable connections I make and maintain with students during their time at Johnston and after they have moved to middle school are my proudest contributions.”
Special thanks to our 2021 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.