FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. Congratulations to the 2022 Fannin County Teacher of the Year, Mandy Housley. The Fannin County Teacher of the Year Banquet 2022 bestowed their appreciation for the excellence in education. There was one nominee from each of the five schools: Alex Whitener- Blue Ridge Elementary School, Tiffany Brown- East Fannin Elementary School, Stacy Herndon- West Fannin Elementary School, Amanda Thomas- Fannin County Middle School and Mandy Housley- Fannin County High School.
In a video presentation, insight was shared as to why the nominees deserved their nomination. Each aspirant had a fellow teacher and their principal from their school give a few words. In Mrs. Housley’s clip, “. . . it’s what she does for others, she’s an inspiration to all of us,” one of her fellow teachers stated. “My advice to any teacher is show yourself grace; you’re going to make mistakes,” Mrs. Housley added. The video presentation brought to light the wonderful qualities about all the nominees of the Fannin County School System. Housley gave a few words after accepting the award. Housley credited a past teacher of hers for inspiring her. “This one single teacher changed the trajectory of my life,” Housley said.
“The real winners are our students; they are on the receiving end of the wonderful work you all [teachers] are doing,” stated Fannin County Board of Education Board Member, Terry Bramlett-Chair. Additionally, Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney Concluded the night before announcing the winner with “thank you, our teachers are the heart of our system and the heart of the education of our students.”