McDONOUGH — Six Henry County teachers have been named semifinalists for the district’s Teacher of the Year award.

The semifinalists are:

♦ Janae’ Cohen, Red Oak Elementary

♦ Christy Collier, Locust Grove Middle School

♦ Dawn Ford, Union Grove Middle School

♦ Andra Gamma, Woodland High School

♦ Jamie Henck, Luella High School

♦ Krissie McCampbell, New Hope Elementary

They were selected from a total of 53 teachers named Teacher of the Year at each school.

JD Hardin, Henry County Schools’ spokesman, said semifinalists were chosen by a panel of leaders based on a “comprehensive application process.”

The process involved candidates answering a series of questions “aimed at highlighting their classroom influence, understanding of the major education topics beyond their classroom, involvement inside the building and beyond the school walls and message to the profession if chosen as the Georgia Teacher of the Year,” Hardin said.

Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis as well as Board of Education members surprised each semifinalist at their schools in front of students and faculty.

“There is no profession more impactful than that of classroom teachers,” Davis said. “We look forward to honoring our educators and celebrating Henry’s best.”

All teachers will be honored at the 2019 Teacher of the Year Gala on Oct. 24 at the Performing Arts Center.

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