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Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Lesley Carmichael of R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy!

Posted On: Saturday, November 19, 2022

RM Moore- Lesley Carmichael

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 R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Lesley Carmichael …

If you ask a student of R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy 2022 Teacher of the Year Lesley Carmichael about their writing lab teacher, you will get a well-written essay.

Here’s just an excerpt from “Why Mrs. Carmichael is The Best Teacher”: “She is a role model, a teacher, an amazing storyteller, she has an amazing sense of humor, and she juggles all these things with a positive attitude.  She is never afraid to speak her mind (in a good way) … Another thing that is awesome about Mrs. Carmichael is that she got my classmates and I into good habits with our writing.  She made sure we always indented and skipped lines when writing to make room for revisions.  She really made a substantial difference to my writing.”

That excerpt speaks volumes -- not just with its message, but also with its vocabulary, structure and voice -- about Ms. Carmichael’s exemplary instructional skills, echoed by praise from her colleagues.  Now in her 30th year as an educator, Ms. Carmichael is renowned as a reflective teacher and literacy advocate.  

“She asks thought-provoking questions to improve student engagement, student accountability, student achievement and personal growth as a person and educator,” a colleague shared.  “She talks to the students like they are her own kids and pushes them to be the best person they can be.”

In her own words: “My classroom is a testament to my dedication of making sure each student finds their story.  It is important to me that each reader can see themselves in a book.”

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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