A Can Do Student Leader at Lanier Middle
Jenny Vo, an eighth grader at Lanier Middle School, leads both in and outside of the orchestra. She is enrolled in two periods of orchestra and is a member of the Orchestra Leadership team, leading by example and guiding her classmates through musical difficulties. After taking private piano lessons... Read more
Nurturing New Passions
For many prepubescent teens, middle school is a time of self-growth and discovery. It is a time to meet new friends, dabble in hobbies, and unearth new, potentially lifelong passions. In the large, mirrored room at the end of Hull Middle School's fine arts hallway, Mrs. Kennedy strives to... Read more
Using Technology To Her Advantage
Mrs. Emily Deese is an 8th grade Social Studies teacher at Duluth Middle. This year is her 12th year teaching, and her 12th year at Duluth Middle! Mrs. Deese went to Auburn University for her undergraduate degree, Walden University for her Master's degree, and Piedmont College for her Specialist's... Read more
"It's crazy what kids remember," says Mrs. Stephanie Jones as she describes her 3rd grade teacher, "I don't remember her first name, but I remember her pretty hair. I remember when my parents were running late picking me up, Ms. Booker waited with me and fed me a hot... Read more
She Has Been There for 21 First Days!
When entering Shiloh Middle School for the first time, we were surprised to find ourselves in a sea of kids from 4 different elementary schools. For most of us, this was the first major transition in our lives as students, and confusion and unfamiliarity took its toll on us... Read more
Kelly Jacobs is Creating an Encouraging Environment for Fifth Graders
Born January 17, 1981 in Decatur, Georgia, Kelly Jacobs attended school in Gwinnett County from elementary school to high school. She received her Bachelors of Business from Georgia Southern University, her Master of Arts in Teaching from Mercer University, and her Reading Specialist of Education degree from Georgia Southern... Read more
Dana Holmes Loves the
Born and raised in New Orleans, Dana Holmes has grown up in a loving atmosphere with influential people that have molded her into the person that she has become today. She attended Loyola University where she got her Bachelor of Education. Later on, she moved to Georgia where she... Read more
Everyone Remembers a Good Teacher
Ms. Bross, a teacher at Parsons Elementary School has been teaching for the past 16 years. She was born and raised in Gwinnett and has never moved away. She went to West Georgia University for her Undergrad and then went to Piedmont College for her Gifted Endorsement. She is... Read more
Mrs. Duliman Aims to Help All Students
Mrs. Duliman, a sixth-grade Language Arts teacher at Creekland Middle School, has been teaching children the necessary communication, reading, and writing skills they need for several years. Inspired by her own experiences, Mrs. Duliman aims to help all students, especially English as a second language (ESOL) students, adjust to... Read more
Infusing Learning with Fun
Walking the halls of Burnette Elementary and entering Maria Upchurch's fifth grade classroom brought back warm feelings of nostalgia and coziness to me. The room of my former Gifted Language Arts and Social Studies teacher had always felt like home, and I was glad to see that it still... Read more