The Right Personality for the Job
Jodi Wells, owner of J Wells Salon, did not originally intend to become a hairdresser. Although she would get her hair cut professionally, only to go home and fix it herself, she originally went to college to study communications. After two years of study, she ultimately decided to switch... Read more
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
Development in Polk County is Underway!
Polk County is made up of three communities- Cedartown, Rockmart, and Aragon. Rockmart and Aragon align with Polk's top businesses, with Rockmart housing slate and rock quarries, and Aragon, "named for the mineral aragonite" that is often found in the area. Aragon was also the home to "Aragon Mill,... Read more
Music Education at Sugar Hill Elementary
Once every seven days, the students of Sugar Hill Elementary visit Ms. Tiffany English for music specials. Although she originally intended to be a middle school band director, Ms. English has been teaching elementary-level music, and loving it, for twenty-three years. The environment in her classroom allows students who... Read more
2018 Teacher of the Year: Dr. Doug Doblar
An elementary school teacher who is honored to teach at the same school he attended as a child has been named the 2018 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY). During the annual Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year banquet, Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks announced... Read more
2018 Teacher of the Year
Six Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) teachers have been announced as this year's finalists for the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) title. The finalists for the 2018 honor are Ebony Flott of Camp Creek Elementary School, Dr. Doug Doblar of Head Elementary School, Cheri A. Nations of... Read more
Innovation and Transformation at Lanier High
Three short years ago, Lanier High School began the transition from a standard high school to one with academies. This allowed and encouraged students to hone their talents and interests, incorporating what they love into their learning. Dr. Kyle Jones, Lanier's Academy Coach, explains that when the academy model... Read more
Lanier High's  Inspiring Leader
No one gets the importance of peer leadership like Junior Kelli Townley, a junior coach who's had the honor of helping Lanier Middle School's cheerleaders grow not only as a team but as individual, confident athletes. "When thinking about helping these rising cheerleaders, I feel very blessed that I... Read more
Lanier High Theater Teacher Reaching Beyond the Classroom
Michelle Morea, Lanier High School's theater teacher and Teacher of the Year, has spent the last twenty years reaching outside of the classroom. Ms. Morea says, "I pick my shows based on three criteria: what will benefit the student's education, what will benefit the general education of the school... Read more
Meet Our New Interns: Bright Minds, Big Futures
Love Gwinnett and Gwinnett Magazine held its first intern meeting this week, hosted by Leadercast, the global leadership development organization based in Suwanee. Almost 60 high school interns have been working with us since the beginning of the school year to gain real-world experience through our new Convergent Journalism... Read more